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Don't wait — lift tobacco ban now, Tax Justice SA tells Ramaphosa

Tax Justice SA (TJSA) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the tobacco ban, saying it was causing “misery” ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

Bad news for smokers and drinkers: Mkhize says bans to stay in place

National health minister Zweli Mkhize was the bearer of bad news for smokers and drinkers on Thursday when he said the ...

By Yasantha Naidoo and Orrin Singh

'Tobacco ban is to protect health-care system'

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma came out guns blazing on Thursday in her legal bid to keep cigarettes out of public reach during ...

By Philani Nombembe

WATCH | President Cyril Ramaphosa can't be trusted, says activist body

Civil society organisation the Activists Movement of South Africa (AMSA) says Cyril Ramaphosa’s government cannot be ...

By Zimasa Matiwane

Gauteng ANC integrity commission chair warns party

Gauteng ANC provincial integrity commission chair Trevor Fowler has warned the party against ignoring reports from the ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk

Health minister Zweli Mkhize justifies unused beds in KZN

While KwaZulu-Natal prepares for a peak of in Covid-19 infections, being tipped as the next epicentre in the country, ...

By Orrin Singh

'I just pray that I don't have Covid-19': five-week wait for some test ...

Some people in the Eastern Cape have waited more than a month for their Covid-19 test results, with some even returning ...

By Mfundo Piliso

No need for total alcohol ban, farming organisation to argue in court

The Southern African Agri Initiative (Saai) and nine wine farms and associations are heading to the Pretoria high court ...

By ERNEST MABUZA

'Do you really need to party?' WHO asks as youth fuel second Covid-19 wave

Tired of lockdowns and eager to enjoy the northern hemisphere summer, young people in some countries have been ...

By Emma Farge

Health dept passes buck on 'outrageous markup' for beds

The Gauteng health department has distanced itself from allegations it paid R13,000 each for steel beds at the Nasrec ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

Excess deaths leap by another 5,782 but graphs finally take a downward turn

Excess deaths have risen by 5,728 in the latest weekly report by the Medical Research Council. Only 1,889 people ...

By Dave Chambers

Tito Mboweni pulls plug on PPE emergency spending

The National Treasury has resolved to end emergency procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other ...

By THABO MOKONE

Managers at KZN hospital suspended after man's death in 'parking lot ward'

Two senior officials at Northdale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg have been suspended after a man died in a makeshift ward ...

By Lwandile Bhengu

Cigarette sales ban is a sledgehammer to crack a nut, says tobacco lawyer

The health-care benefits cited by co-operative governance & traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ...

By Philani Nombembe

Scientists say BCG vaccine has likely helped flatten Covid-19 curve in SA

In the early days of the pandemic, it was suggested countries like South Africa which gave the BCG vaccine to all ...

By Tanya Farber

DA accuses ANC of blocking its Covid-19 oversight visits to KZN hospitals

The MEC for health in KwaZulu-Natal has come under heavy criticism for allegedly blocking a scheduled oversight visit ...

By Zimasa Matiwane

'Why ban cigarettes and not cooldrinks?' Batsa asks Dlamini-Zuma

If co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is concerned that sharing cigarettes ...

By Philani Nombembe

‘No room to tolerate corruption’: Zweli Mkhize on Covid-19 criminality

Health minister Zweli Mkhize is adamant that corruption entwined with the country's Covid-19 pandemic will be rooted ...

By Iavan Pijoos

'Illegal sales of alcohol hamper our efforts': Restaurant association to ...

The Restaurant Association of SA (Rasa) has condemned illegal sales of alcohol at some restaurants.

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Heineken SA has rubbished claims that it has been forced to shut down

Heineken SA is not shutting now, despite what it calls immense pressure placed on the industry to retain jobs during ...

By Unathi Nkanjeni

IN PICTURES | Hair scavenged from Nairobi dump ends up in salon amid ...

Stylist Julia Wanja picks her way delicately through piles of food waste, discarded masks, rubber gloves and other ...

By Thomas Mukoya and George Obulutsa

Want to stay in a national park this month? These are the ones that will ...

Accommodation in the majority of national parks will be open to intraprovincial tourists from next week, South African ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

Surge may end soon, hospitals not overwhelmed: Zweli Mkhize on Covid-19

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Wednesday morning the country had not reached its hospital capacity, and the surge ...

By Iavan Pijoos

Alcohol ban sees third company pull back from planned investments

Consol Glass has indefinitely suspended construction of a new R1.5bn glass manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, ...

By Alistair Anderson

Another day of low infections as new Covid-19 cases in SA drop below 4,500

A day after posting the lowest number of new Covid-19 infections in 41 days, on Wednesday night the number of new cases ...

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