'We'll watch Covid-19 hotspots closely'

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has detailed measures on how the government will identify Covid-19 hotspots in the ...

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Those yet to receive Covid-19 relief grants have ...

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has asked recipients who have not received their R350 Covid-19 relief ...

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Coronavirus Outbreak 24-Hour Public Hotline: 0800 029 999

Mmusi Maimane turns to crowdfunding in battle with government over schools ...

Maimane says schools must not reopen until it is safe to do so for pupils, teachers and general government staff

By Cebelihle Bhengu

Zambia's minister of health tests positive for Covid-19

Zambia's health minister has become the second of the member of the cabinet to contract coronavirus, the government ...

By AFP

Cabinet 'strongly denies' Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma makes lockdown rules

Cabinet has come out strongly against claims that an individual minister has single-handedly overruled their colleagues ...

By S'thembile Cele

Cyril Ramaphosa to address crucial UN meeting on Covid-19 financing

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address a UN high-level event which will explore how best to mobilise funds to help ...

By Sthembile Cele

WC education department verifying confirmed Covid-19 cases at schools

The Western Cape department of education says it will verify reports of confirmed Covid-19 cases at schools in the ...

By Iavan Pijoos

Eastern Cape slashes travel, subsistence budgets by 45% to fight pandemic

Travel and subsistence budgets in all Eastern Cape government departments have been cut by 45%, with the money being ...

By Nomazima Nkosi

Tune in for clarity on level 3 rules from Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma today

South Africans awaiting an easing of lockdown restrictions on Monday will obtain clarity on a range of issues including ...

By staff reporter

Eastern Cape provincial police commissioner beats Covid-19

Eastern Cape provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Liziwe Ntshinga has fully recovered from Covid-19 and has returned ...

By Iavan Pijoos

'We are not drunks,' say fuming KZN teachers after education MEC's 'slur'

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for education Kwazi Mshengu has apologised saying his comment about teachers consuming alcohol was ...

By Lwandile Bhengu

SOWETAN | Let's pray churches toe the line

There can be no doubt that spiritual fellowship is a crucial part of the wellbeing of many people in this country who ...

By Sowetan

Anxiety and over-eating cited in lockdown poll, and yes, we're smoking more

Anxiety, overeating and under-exercising, insomnia and depression are all seen as problems arising as a result of the ...

By Staff Reporter

'Your anxiety shouldn't determine the future of other children': Motshekga

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga says her department is confident that reopening schools In a phased approach ...

By Unathi Nkanjeni

How PSL can get the ball rolling again

In March, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) suspended all matches due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

By Karabo Tshabuse, Zawadi Dlamini and Tshepo Twala

Hospital 'starves' isolated patient for three days

A heavily pregnant Soweto woman relived her "nightmare" at a local hospital where she says she was treated with disdain ...

By Promise Marupeng

Churches concerned about limits to services

You've seen church leaders in other countries preach to congregants while they sit in their cars.

By Promise Marupeng, Tankiso Makhetha and Naledi Shange

UIF pays out R15bn to Covid-19 Temporary Relief Scheme

The employment and labour department says the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has to date paid in excess of R15bn to ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

'We'll watch Covid-19 hotspots closely'

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has detailed measures on how the government will identify Covid-19 hotspots in the ...

By Unathi Nkanjeni

MPIYAKHE DHLAMINI | Tobacco sales ban has served only to enrich smugglers

As South Africa heads into level 3 of its Covid-19 lockdown on June 1, President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised we will ...

By Mpiyakhe Dhlamini

'Lab error' means SABC employee who tested positive for Covid-19 was ...

After releasing a precautionary communiqué on a possible Covid-19 case at its Durban office, the state broadcaster ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

KZN premier calls for further debate before SA accepts money from IMF

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has warned that taking an IMF loan could threaten radical economic transformation ...

By ZIMASA MATIWANE

Storm in parliament as EFF demands 'racial breakdown' of Covid-19 stats

The EFF on Wednesday caused a storm in the first National Assembly sitting since the Covid-19 lockdown by demanding ...

By ZINGISA MVUMVU

WATCH | 'We would never risks your children’s lives' - Lesufi satisfied ...

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi did a routine check of school readiness ahead of their reopening on June 1.

By Staff Reporter

Take your umhlonyane, but no evidence it can cure Covid-19: Mkhize

Health minister Zweli Mkhize has reacted to the use of umhlonyane to defeat flu, saying indeed this was true as he also ...

By ZINGISA MVUMVU

Level 3 briefing postponed due to Ramaphosa's church announcement: Mthembu

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that religious gatherings were allowed under level 3 of the lockdown was one ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

Lift cigarette ban or we go to court: AfriForum

AfriForum has written to the ministry of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, warning that it will go to ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

Read more at the SA government's online coronavirus portal or use the 24-hour public hotline: 0800 029 999

SOWETAN | Wave undue attack away from Nkosazana ...

The assessment and critique of civil servants is a crucial part of a vibrant constitutional democracy.

By Sowetan

Schools in most of SA far from ready, says Sadtu

"Principals need to remain on stand-by to collect all available provisions and to ensure that systems are put in place."

By Yoliswa Sobuwa

Funerals big source of Eastern Cape Covid-19 infections

So far, hundreds of people have contracted the novel coronavirus from funerals and bodies that have been transported ...

By Kgothatso Madisa

Tobacco industry threatens court action as drinkers toast

The decision by the government to continue the ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products has been met with ...

By Kgothatso Madisa and Isaac Mahlangu

THULI ZUNGU | Clients rush to update wills

Experts believe that, as it stands, the health system does not have the capacity to treat patients in their intensive ...

Thuli Zungu
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Covid-19 crisis reveals need to focus on intra-Africa partnerships

Africa is defined by colonial borders, within which states attempt to build viable systems.

By Cornelius Hagenmeier and Professor Colin Chasi
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