Two Gauteng hospitals worried about capacity to admit Covid-19 patients as ...

Two of Gauteng’s biggest hospitals have sounded the alarm amid a surge in Covid-19 admissions, with one stating that it ...

Isaac Mahlangu
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Covid-19 ward nurses share struggles

For three months last year during Covid-19 Ncumisa Dyantyi, 29, had to take off her uniform and bathe herself first ...

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Health department 'has no idea why the test for Covid-19 still costs R850'

The cost of Covid-19 testing – set at R850 per test by some private laboratories – is being investigated by the ...

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Kaizer Chiefs ask PSL to postpone matches amid Covid-19 outbreak at ...

Kaizer Chiefs have asked the Premier Soccer League to postpone their four matches in December due to an outbreak of ...

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Covid-19-positive matrics to write exams at special isolation venues

Matriculants who demonstrate Covid-19 symptoms as well as those who test positive for the virus will be allowed to ...

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YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Does the vaccine have an effect on ...

General medical practitioner Dr Sheri Fanaroff said there is no biological reason nor proof the Covid-19 vaccine can ...

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Busa considering court action to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for all ...

Business for SA health working group chairperson Stavros Nicolaou said the organisation was “entirely aligned” with ...

Paul Ash
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Aspen aims to sharply increase Covid-19 vaccine capacity

SA's Aspen Pharmacare is aiming to ramp up its Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity to 1.3-billion doses a year by ...

By Promit Mukherjee

Covid-19-positive matrics to write exams at special isolation venues

Matriculants who demonstrate Covid-19 symptoms as well as those who test positive for the virus will be allowed to ...

Yoliswa Sobuwa
Journalist

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Does the vaccine have an effect on ...

General medical practitioner Dr Sheri Fanaroff said there is no biological reason nor proof the Covid-19 vaccine can ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Busa considering court action to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for all ...

Business for SA health working group chairperson Stavros Nicolaou said the organisation was “entirely aligned” with ...

Paul Ash
Senior reporter

Aspen aims to sharply increase Covid-19 vaccine capacity

SA's Aspen Pharmacare is aiming to ramp up its Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity to 1.3-billion doses a year by ...

By Promit Mukherjee

Free State aims for an even higher pass rate this year

The Free State department of education, which was last year named as the highest performing across the country, is ...

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Nervous matrics bemoan difficult year of study

When she and hundreds other pupils finally got back to school, they had no textbooks which led to more delays in ...

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Women taxi owners add upholstery business to boost income

When the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic led to profit loss in the public transport business, ...

By GCIS VUK'UZENZELE

'I need to study': We'll give the elections a miss, say matric pupils

Matric pupils who spoke to TimesLIVE on the eve of their final exams on Tuesday said they would not be voting on ...

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 ...

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'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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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
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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.

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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 ...

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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
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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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Coronavirus Outbreak 24-Hour Public Hotline: 0800 029 999

Former cop sentenced to 25 years for fatal shooting in hard lockdown

A man has been sentenced to an effective 25 years imprisonment for the murder of a civilian in Katlehong while the ...

More than 11,500 Covid-19 cases recorded in 24 hours

Figures from the NICD show that there were 8,561 new cases recorded on Wednesday, nearly 3,000 fewer than on Thursday.

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Plett Rage cancelled over 'alarming number' of Covid-19 cases

The Plettenberg Bay Rage festival has been cancelled a day before it was set to start. Ballito Rage in KZN was ...

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Fast-spreading Omicron leaves Delta in its wake in Gauteng

The Omicron coronavirus variant is spreading faster than the Delta strain or any of the earlier mutations in Gauteng, ...

Deputy health minister says the unvaccinated should not be allowed to ...

Dhlomo said while individuals can choose not to get vaccinated, they may not be allowed to expose a majority of ...

Covid-19 ‘fake news’ man walks free as magistrate slams prosecution

A Cape Town man arrested at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year for allegedly spreading fake news is off the ...

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Zimbabwe announces 10-day mandatory quarantine to curb Omicron variant

The mandatory quarantine is regardless of a PCR test result.

By Sharon Mazingaizo

Plett festival rages on despite new Omicron variant

Despite a looming fourth wave of Covid-19 and the dangers of the new Omicron variant, the Plett Rage is set to go ahead ...

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Garden Route reporter

Omicron in 23 countries: WHO slams those who penalised SA

Travel ban also hampered research and lacked any logic, say experts

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Big jump in new Covid-19 cases as SA records 8,500 in 24 hours

The worst-hit province continues to be Gauteng, which recorded 6,168 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 3,143 on ...

By TimesLIVE

KZN top cop accuses Mapisa-Nqakula of 'blatant lie' over July riots

The inquiry may recall former defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to answer the allegation that she lied in ...

Nivashni Nair
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Travel bans will cause long-term devastation across Africa, Ramaphosa warns

Covid-19 travel bans will cause long-term damage to national economies across Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on ...

WATCH LIVE | World Health Organisation briefs media on new Covid-19 variant

World Health Organisation is briefing the media after the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant, the Omicron.

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French government: all travellers from outside EU will need negative ...

Travellers reaching France from outside the European Union will be subject to the obligation of a negative Covid-19 ...

By Reuters

Sahpra orders military to return illegally purchased Cuban drug

The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority says it will destroy 970,000 vials of the drug Heberon illegally purchased ...

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter

Nearly 4,300 new Covid-19 cases recorded across SA in 24 hours: NICD

SA recorded 4,373 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with more than 3,100 of them in Gauteng.

By TimesLIVE

LISTEN | Gauteng 'well prepared' for rise in Covid-19 hospitalisations

The head of hospital services at the Gauteng Health Department, Dr Freddy Kgongwana, says the province is well equipped ...

By Bulelani Nonyukela

'South Africans not just vaccine hesitant, they're apathetic,' says top ...

Expert vaccinologist Prof Shabir Madhi says one of the key things holding back South Africans from getting vaccinated ...

Positivity rate hits double figures as SA records 2,273 Covid-19 cases in ...

Of the new Covid-19 cases Gauteng accounted for 1,909 of them.

By TimesLIVE

Travel ban keeps grannies from their grandkids, splits families, makes ...

Sudden travel bans triggered by South Africa’s announcement of the discovery of the Omicron Covid-19 variant have been ...

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Business 4 SA pushes for mandatory vaccination as it seeks legal clarity

Business for SA says it supports mandatory vaccination and wants a rapid move to restrict access to public indoor areas ...

Iavan Pijoos
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AfriForum opposes mandatory jabs — but Cosatu open to the idea

AfriForum's Ernst Roets says coercion is dangerous, regardless of its subject matter: "We should not be giving the ...

'No need to panic': health minister on Omicron variant in SA

Health minister Joe Phaahla says there is "absolutely no need to panic" about the emergence of the Omicron variant and ...

WATCH | Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija praised for this passionate clap ...

In a scathing interview with the BBC over the weekend, Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija criticised western countries for ...

BA to resume flights to SA but Mauritius sanction strands holidaymakers

The department of international relations and co-operation has confirmed that there are South Africans stranded at the ...

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 ...

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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
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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
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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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