Gates Foundation allots R1,7bn for poor nations to get Covid-19 Merck drug

The Gates Foundation will allocate up to $120m (R1.7bn) to help lower-income countries get an experimental Covid-19 ...

By Bhargav Acharya

US workers face job losses as Covid-19 vaccine mandates kick in

Thousands of unvaccinated workers across the United States are facing potential job losses as a growing number of ...

By Nathan Layne

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What side effects can my child expect ...

The vaccine rollout for children between 12 and 17 years old will kick off from Wednesday.

Children can choose to vaccinate or not, 'but should chat to an adult ...

“It is recommended that parents have open discussions with children about the benefits of Covid-19 vaccine to make an ...

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications

Colin Powell, the first black US secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 from ...

By Reuters

'There will be major pushback': lawyer on children 'not needing parental ...

A lawyer has criticised the health department for saying children over 12 did not need their parents' consent to get ...

World Medical Association calls for action on fake medicines

The World Medical Association wants all websites offering unregulated medical products to be shut down.

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist

Covid-19: 210 cases, seven deaths in SA in 24 hours, NICD says

There were just 210 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths recorded in SA in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Monday.

By Staff Reporter

Children aged 12-17 set to get coronavirus vaccinations

Health minister Joe Phaahla said the electronic registration system would be open for this age group from Wednesday ...

Paul Ash
Senior reporter

Wits SRC wants free on-campus Covid-19 tests for students who don't want ...

Wits student representative council president Nhlonipho Nxumalo has lamented the financial implications of proposed ...

POLL | Should universities offer free on-campus Covid-19 tests for ...

The Wits University Student Representative Council (SRC) wants the institution to provide free, on-campus Covid-19 ...

50% capacity at stadiums for sport events on the cards if Covid-19 rate ...

SA is pushing ahead with plans to reopen stadiums for sport events as the country’s “Return to Play” programme gathers ...

Paul Ash
Senior reporter

All systems go for National Senior Certificate exams

The exams, which officially start on October 27 and end on December 7, will be written at more than 11,000 exam centres.

Prega Govender
Journalist

Tourism lobby pulled through for SA in wrangle over UK red list

As the global Covid-19 response draws closer to ending its second year, the SA tourism industry, battered by local and ...

Aron Hyman
Reporter

Vaccine e-certificates made available amid positive indicators of Covid-19 ...

Around 13-million people in SA are fully vaccinated, which means 33.4% of the adult population, said health minister, ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

British Airways to resume flights to Cape Town, ramp up service by December

The airline will restart services to Cape Town, offering three flights a week in November before moving to a double ...

Aron Hyman
Reporter

Scuffles with police as fans without tickets try to get into FNB Stadium

An entrance to the FNB Stadium in Soweto had to be closed on Tuesday evening after fans without tickets for the Bafana ...

Covid-19: 592 new cases, 83 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours

There were 592 new Covid-19 cases recorded in SA in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Tuesday.

By TimesLIVE

Study: Anxiety surged during Covid-19 pandemic, particularly among women

The Covid-19 pandemic led to a surge in anxiety and major depressive disorders across the world, particularly among ...

By Alistair Smout

Medical student releases rap song to promote vaccines

University of Pretoria (UP) student Rostum Ogbuehi has released a rap song encouraging people to vaccinate against ...

By GCIS VUK'UZENZELE

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Delta subvariant won't change Covid-19 picture, Oxford vaccine chief says

A subvariant of Delta that is growing in England is being monitored but is not likely to change the Covid-19 picture, ...

By Alistair Smout

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What side effects can my child expect ...

The vaccine rollout for children between 12 and 17 years old will kick off from Wednesday.

Devastating impact of Covid-19 shows on Airports Company SA's books

Passenger figures in SA for the year fell by 78%.

By TimesLIVE

'There will be major pushback': lawyer on children 'not needing parental ...

A lawyer has criticised the health department for saying children over 12 did not need their parents' consent to get ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Do vaccination certificates expire?

Five important things you need to know about the e-certificates.

South Africa considered for Moderna plant site

Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa could be potential locations for Moderna's planned vaccine factory in Africa, the U.S. ...

By Reuters

Limited alcohol sales and relaxed curfew: Here’s what voting day under ...

The health department has published a new advisory with recommendations the government should consider during the local ...

Is it Covid-19 or just a bad hangover?

The surest way to know if you’ve got Covid-19 or a just a bad hangover after a night out is by taking a Covid-19 test.

Just 201 cases and 29 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours: NICD

There were just 201 new Covid-19 infections recorded across SA in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Monday.

By TimesLIVE

WATCH LIVE | Virtual briefing on Covid-19 and vaccination rollout plans

Minister of health Joe Phaahla, deputy minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo and a panel of experts, convene a briefing on ...

By TimesLIVE

Premature e-vaccination: jab certificates available but website still not ...

Many South Africans were perplexed after they downloaded their digital vaccine certificate, only to be told by social ...

By TANYA FARBER

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I'm planning to fall pregnant soon, is ...

Women should not avoid getting pregnant after getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

Nightclubs, pubs 'reopen' as lockdown is lifted in Zimbabwe

The reopening of nightclubs and bars in Zimbabwe after a hiatus of almost two years because of Covid-19 lockdowns has ...

By LENIN NDEBELE

Up to 60% of children have feelings of depression made worse by Covid-19

Covid-19 has worsened depression with on average 50-60% of young people living in Sub-Saharan Africa experiencing ...

Mboweni describes as ‘a great betrayal’ the looting of Covid-19 funds

Former finance minister Tito Mboweni says it is imperative that perpetrators of corruption are pursued and face the ...

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

SA records 429 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours as new infections fall

According to the NICD, there were just 429 Covid-19 infections recorded in the past day.

By Staff Reporter

Close to 6-million recipients have received the Covid-19 R350 grant since ...

Memela-Khambule said unemployed caregivers who receive their R350 grant can access it from participating merchants like ...

Merck pill seen as 'huge advance,' raises hope of preventing Covid-19 ...

An experimental antiviral pill developed by Merck & Co could halve the chances of dying or being hospitalised for those ...

By Deena Beasley and Carl O'Donnell

Global Covid-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

Worldwide deaths related to Covid-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with unvaccinated ...

By Reuters

Ramaphosa hopeful SA will soon be off UK red list after chat with Boris ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa is hopeful SA could soon be removed from Britain's controversial red list.

Somalia opens first public oxygen plant to help treat Covid-19 amid severe ...

Somalia's first public oxygen plant opened on Thursday, in a ray of hope for a country where a lifesaving treatment for ...

By Reuters

WATCH | Cyril Ramaphosa on end of lockdown, vaccine mandates and the ANC ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his stance on hot topics such as the state of the ANC, the possibility of vaccine ...

Emile Bosch
Multimedia journalist

'We are guided by science': Ramaphosa on ending state of disaster

"I really wish we could say the state of disaster has ended but we are guided by science and the science of the ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Mkhize went against cabinet decision by appointing Digital Vibes – SIU ...

Former health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize went against a cabinet decision on communications work on the NHI and approved ...

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter

Anglican Church calls for mandatory vaccinations for its clergy

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa wants to make it compulsory for its priesthood to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

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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