Health minister confirms two more deaths, SA's ...

Two patients in their 80s have died, bringing the death toll from Covid-19 to 11 in South Africa, health minister Zweli ...

By Staff Reporter

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Do not follow social media advice if you have tested positive for Covid-19

Medical experts have warned that a widely-circulated What's App message offering practical tips to Covid-19 patients ...

By Suthentira Govender

'Ndabeni-Abrahams was picking up masks': Manana explains lockdown 'lunch' ...

Former higher education deputy minister Mduduzi Manana said communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams was picking ...

By Qaanitah Hunter

Mass screening in Bo-Kaap after Covid-19 claims elderly resident's life

Health workers knocked on every door in the Bo-Kaap on Tuesday. This followed the first Covid-19 death in the suburb ...

By Philani Nombembe

Man with prostate cancer becomes SA's 13th Covid-19 death

A Durban man has become SA's 13th confirmed Covid-19 related death.

By staff reporter

DA worried about 'lack of clear and accurate' Covid-19 stats across SA

The DA has raised concerns about the lack of provincial and regional detailed profiling of coronavirus infections in ...

By Zingisa Mvumvu

Groom arrested for violating lockdown speaks

For newlyweds Dumisani Zondi, 46, and Thabile Ngcobo, 36, their wedding day will forever be etched in their memory as a ...

By Orrin Singh and Zimasa Matiwane

Ramaphosa summons Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams over 'lockdown violation'

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams is yet to respond to widely circulated social media post allegedly ...

By Qaanitah Hunter and Nomahlubi Jordaan

R50,000 cap for small tourism businesses in government bailout

The tourism department said its R200m tourism relief fund, which provides once-off capped grant assistance to small ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

Sanitising taxis doesn't make us feel safe, say drivers and passengers

The efficacy of taxi sanitisation was on Tuesday questioned by some passengers and drivers in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, ...

By Shonisani Tshikalange

Fight to buy newborn baby clothing during lockdown goes to ConCourt

Two organisations have launched an urgent application before the Constitutional Court in which they seek an order that ...

By ERNEST MABUZA

Nigerian actress convicted of flouting virus lockdown

A popular Nigerian actress was on Monday found guilty of breaking coronavirus lockdown restrictions in economic hub ...

By AFP

Nehawu takes government to court for failing to provide health workers ...

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) says government is failing in its duties by not ...

By Penwell Dlamini

'Not listening to us is brutality,' says Bheki Cele on lockdown

Police minister Bheki Cele on Tuesday told police to instruct people not observing Covid-19 lockdown rules to go home, ...

By Naledi Shange

Medicine shortage looms over coronavirus-hit Europe

While the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, medicines used to deal with the symptoms of the disease are ...

By AFP

Initiative provides free, safe beds for health workers during pandemic

Two doctors who need safe accommodation during the Covid-19 pandemic — offered at no cost by Ubuntu Beds to health-care ...

By Claire Keeton

Parys Hospital receives critical Covid-19 protective equipment donations

A Free State hospital has been given a much-needed boost with hundreds of sanitisers, surgical face masks and gloves ...

By Isaac Mahlangu

More than 3‚500 apply for government's R150m relief programme

More than 3‚500 applications have been made for the R150m relief fund made available by the Department of Sports‚ Arts ...

By David Isaacson

Mzansi Lockdown Marathon is still going strong with 11,000 entrants

More than 11,000 South Africans are taking part in the country's biggest lockdown marathon without leaving their homes ...

By Nivashni Nair

Walker faces Man City probe after hosting ‘sex party’ during lockdown

Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Manchester City after reportedly breaking coronavirus lockdown ...

By AFP

Herman Mashaba pauses launch of political party due to Covid-19

Former Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba says plans for launching his political party are still in the pipeline, but have ...

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Pay R3m or retract! Scare for Joburg dad who accused Spar of hiking prices

A Robertsham man who claimed in a Facebook post that supermarkets in his area of Johannesburg were hiking their prices ...

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist

'Stay safe Africa': billionaire Jack Ma donates more equipment

Africa's fight against the deadly Covid-19 was given yet another boost by Chinese billionaire businessman Jack Ma, who ...

By Khanyisile Ngcobo

Police arrest man over fake claim that Covid test kits are contaminated

A Cape Town man will on Tuesday appear in court after he was arrested for a Facebook video claiming SA's test kits for ...

By staff reporter

Passion drives designer to make masks

With a nomadic upbringing that saw young designer Kuda Matiza's move from Zimbabwe to SA, he found himself falling in ...

By Thango Ntwasa

LORENZO FIORAMONTI | Minimise risks of economic crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads to SA, there are some important lessons that can be learnt from other countries, ...

By Lorenzo Fioramonti

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The coronavirus is officially a national disaster, but what does this mean?

In terms of the law, once a national disaster is declared, government can regulate the movement of people and goods ...

By QAANITAH HUNTER

Trevor Noah postpones comedy tour amid coronavirus outbreak

Trevor Noah has put his stand-up comedy tour, Loud and Clear, on hold amid the coronavirus outbreak.

By Masego Seemela

UCT staff member tests positive for coronavirus, major universities close

A University of Cape Town staff member has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, the institution has announced

By Iavan Pijoos

THE EDITORIAL | We all must play part to defeat virus

On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced extraordinary measures in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, ...

By The editorial

Celebs weigh in on coronavirus measures

Celebrities, like the rest of the country, were glued to the president's address and took to social media to share ...

By Kyle Zeeman

No surprises as Two Oceans is cancelled

Steyn to change tack as event hit by corona panic.

By Neville Khoza

WATCH | Travel ban and closure of schools: SA declares national state of ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on March 15 2020. This comes ...

By Deepa Kesa

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'Selfish and wasteful' shoppers clear shelves of food and supplies

President Cyril Ramaphosa's grave announcement on Sunday night appears to have switched many coronavirus fence-sitters ...

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What you should know about social distancing

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on Sunday of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, which ...

By Londiwe Dlomo

SA's hero pilot can't wait to tell daughter about Wuhan mission

Capt Vusi Khumalo did not tell his eight-year-old daughter where he was going when he embarked on a mission to rescue ...

By Promise Marupeng

Universities cancelling in-person classes due to coronavirus

A number of universities have announced that they are closing as a result of the Corona virus outbreak.

By Yoliswa Sobuwa

Maybe the 'rona' can save our lost humanity if we let it

Why has it taken governments and businesses so long to close borders, to down tools, to elevate the lives of people ...

Winter school holidays to be cut short

June school holidays will be shorter as schools close earlier for Easter holidays.

By Yoliswa Sobuwa

Churches fall in line with reduction in congregants

Some of the major religious bodies have called off church services and suspended planned gatherings for Easter as part ...

By Tankiso Makhetha and Kgothatso Madisa
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