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SA records more than 1,200 new Covid-19 cases, 53 deaths in 24 hours

Mkhize said 288,368 health workers had received their Covid-19 vaccinations by 6.30pm on Friday, which means that 4,739 ...

By TimesLIVE

51 million Covid-19 vaccines coming soon

The country is still on track with its vaccination strategy, health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday.

Sahpra CEO says two more Covid-19 vaccine applications are under review

Speaking on SAfm on Friday, SA Health Products Regulatory Authority CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela said they were ...

WATCH | Vaccine passport and AstraZeneca refund: Key points from Zweli ...

Health minister Zweli Mkhize updated the nation on the vaccine rollout in a media briefing on Thursday. Mkhize said he ...

Zama Luthuli
Multimedia producer

1,300 new Covid-19 cases and 62 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours

SA recorded 1,366 new Covid-19 cases and 62 deaths in the past 24 hours, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on ...

By TimesLIVE

Serum Institute of India has refunded SA for undelivered AstraZeneca ...

The Serum Institute of India has fully refunded SA for 500,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine which had not ...

By Wendell Roelf and Alexander Winning

BRICS bank grants SA second R14.5bn Covid-19 loan

The New Development Bank of the BRICS group of nations has approved a second $1 billion loan to SA's government to ...

By reuters

Covid-19: Western Cape out of the woods for now, but vigilance still ...

'We want to continue for at least the next eight weeks to delay the third wave,' the head of the provincial health ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Government must speed-up its vaccinations – health workers

Health workers have called on the government to speed up its vaccination programme, which they feel is going at a slow ...

AU drops plans to buy Covid-19 vaccines from India's SSI, pivots to J&J

The Serum Institute of India will still supply the AstraZeneca vaccine to Africa through the Covax vaccine-sharing ...

By Reuters

Universities' Covid-19 infections being contained, officials signal

A team of experts is helping the University of Pretoria contain an outbreak, while cases are low at Wits and ...

Much-loved Gqeberha doctor dies after Covid-linked lung transplant

One of the first Covid-19 patients to receive a lung transplant in SA has died.

By Raahil Sain

SA passes 10-million mark for number of Covid-19 tests done

SA recorded 756 more Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, as well as 79 deaths.

By TimesLIVE

Pandemic shows SA urgently needs universal health care: Zweli Mkhize

One of the glaring lessons highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic is the urgent need for universal health coverage to ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Ivermectin for Covid-19: Compound may be made up on prescription from ...

Pharmacists and doctors are permitted to make small batches of medicine containing ivermectin on prescription from a ...

By Tania Broughton

Rollout plan needs shot(s) in the arm

An ambitious covid-19 vaccine roll-out plan which seeks to see up to seven million people vaccinated before winter ...

By Isaac Mahlangu and Lindile Sifile

Stage set for 'rapid expansion' of SA's vaccination programme

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced on Tuesday that the deal to bring in 20 million Pfizer vaccines had been ...

By TimesLIVE

Hundreds of prospective students flock for 'hoax' registration at DUT

Throngs of prospective students - many not wearing masks - jostled for space at Durban University of Technology on ...

Yasantha Naidoo
Durban bureau chief

DA wants Human Rights Commission to investigate ‘criminally’ slow vaccine ...

DA shadow minister of health Siviwe Gwarube described the rollout as “marred by breathtaking tardiness”.

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

Tanzania's new president prioritises Covid-19 research

Tanzania’s new president Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Tuesday that her government would form a committee for scientific ...

By Reuters

President Cyril Ramaphosa declares special provincial funeral for Dr Frank ...

A special provincial funeral for the first premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Frank Mdlalose, will take place on Thursday at ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

Global Covid-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections ...

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide crossed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global ...

By Reuters

Free State and Gauteng record four Covid-19 related deaths each

There were eight Covid-19 related deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the latest health ministry figures.

By TimesLIVE

'Titanic coming,' MEC warns as hundreds party on Soweto streets

Gauteng community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko on Saturday warned that more Covid-19 infections could be expected as ...

By Staff reporter

Archbishop Makgoba slams government for 'poisoned health care' over ...

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba used his Easter sermon in Cape Town on Saturday to lob missives against the ...

By Staff Reporter

LOCKDOWN - ONE YEAR ON

Lockdown | One year on

Saturday marks exactly a year since President Cyril Ramaphosa effected the Covid-19-enforced national lockdown; and ...

By Mpho Koka, Lindile Sifile and Yolisa Sobuwa

Economy bleeds, unemployment at all-time high

Saturday marks exactly a year since President Cyril Ramaphosa effected the Covid-19-enforced national lockdown; and ...

Lindile Sifile
Journalist

Lockdown forced small businesses to change tact

The restrictions brought upon by the lockdown regulations forced many small business owners to rethink their business ...

Pandemic sent pastor down financial hellhole

When the President extended the country’s first hard lockdown, a pastor had to rely on handouts and reprieve on his ...

Mpho Koka
Journalist

Couple gets new lease on life with baking business

A cook-off challenge between friends to get rid of the lockdown boredom has given a Joburg couple a new lease on life ...

Yoliswa Sobuwa
Journalist

Bus company owner fears the worst over expected third wave

Sonja Le Roux, a bus company owner, is worried that the anticipated third wave of the Covid-19 that is expected in ...

Mpho Koka
Journalist

Dad's retrenchment forces pupil to stop boarding

Life has not been the same for a 35-year-old man who was retrenched during lockdown and could no longer afford to pay ...

Yoliswa Sobuwa
Journalist

WE FIGHT ON | A year since first Covid-19 infection in SA was confirmed

WE FIGHT ON | A year since first Covid-19 infection in SA was confirmed

On March 5, 2020 health minister Zweli Mkhize announced that the country had its first confirmed case, a man who was ...

A year on since first case of Covid-19 in SA

"A 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back ...

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter

Doctors accused of bringing virus from China recall stigma and threats

Just a month after they were released from a quarantine site in Limpopo, twins Mvuzo and Mvuyisi Nkcosolwana-Vili were ...

Yoliswa Sobuwa
Journalist

Families of Covid-19 victims speak of their anguish

As SA reached a grim milestone of recording more than 50,000 Covid-19 deaths this week, relatives of some of the people ...

Mpho Koka
Journalist

I almost lost my job over quarantine site – health MEC

Limpopo health MEC Ramathuba says the decision to allow repatriated South Africans from Wuhan to be quarantined at the ...

Hero SAA pilot happy to be flying again after nine months

Two months after flying an SAA flight on a historic mission to repatriate South Africans from a Chinese city that was ...

How Prof Karim went from doubter to virus fighter

In an interview with Sowetan this week ahead of the commemoration of the anniversary of the first case of Covid-19 ...

Lindile Sifile
Journalist

Gauteng had to obtain court orders for Covid-19 patients

The Gauteng government had its hands full and in some cases needed the help of law enforcement agencies including ...

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter

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