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Curfew eased, booze back on sale and small gatherings allowed as SA goes ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday moved SA back to alert level 3, meaning that alcohol sales will be allowed, ...

By TimesLIVE

Level 3 loading: Ramaphosa likely to lift booze ban, ease restrictions ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to move the county to alert level 3, lifting the ban on alcohol and allowing for ...

UK minister apologises for urging people not to 'cower from' Covid-19

British health minister Sajid Javid apologised for and deleted a tweet urging people to take a Covid-19 vaccine and not ...

By Reuters

Australians may face longer lockdown after 'reckless' mass protests

Australia's New South Wales logged its second-highest daily increase of the year in locally acquired Covid-19 cases on ...

By Reuters

Second chance for 33,539 teachers who would be out of work because of ...

The basic education department has spent R2.4bn to save teachers' jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

SA's recorded deaths related to Covid-19 edge closer to 70,000

SA's total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 has risen to 2,356,049 with an additional 13,719 reported ...

By TimesLIVE

IEC to file urgent court bid to postpone elections after Moseneke’s report

The Electoral Commission has taken a resolution to accept the non-binding findings of former deputy chief justice ...

Risk of Covid-19 resurgence remains high, Gauteng government warns

Provincial government spokesperson Vuyo Mhaga said on Friday the number of Covid-19 deaths and the test positivity rate ...

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

Want a bigger raise? How about R740? US companies push Covid-19 shots for ...

Kevin Kelly is hitting his anti-vax workers where it may hurt them most: their paychecks.

By Reuters

Vaccination teams are on their way into communities, says health boss

Roving teams of Covid-19 vaccinators will soon be operating at community halls around the country.

By Tanya Farber and Dave Chambers

47,500 vaccine doses lost during unrest — health department

The government is concerned the looted vaccine doses could get into the illicit market and people might buy them.

SA records 433 new Covid-19 deaths, 14,858 cases in 24 hours

In some good news, there were 238,020 vaccine doses administered the in the past 24 hours, the second-highest ...

By Staff Reporter

Western Cape finally hits plateau of third wave — but it's no time to relax

The Western Cape, which has lagged only behind Gauteng in its portion of the daily national Covid-19 infections, has ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Africa to start receiving 400m J&J Covid-19 vaccine doses

Only about 60m doses have been administered among a total population of 1.3bn so far on the 55-nation African ...

By Duncan Miriri

100 million Pfizer jabs to be produced annually by Cape Town-based Biovac

Ingredients to produce the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will be obtained from facilities in Europe and the manufacturing of ...

Is the Olympic anti-sex bed myth busted?

Are the Games’ beds designed to stop athletes having sex? Gymnast Rhys McClenaghan leaps into the fray.

By Shrivathsa Sridhar

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant, ...

Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, now the dominant variant worldwide, though the ...

By Alistair Smout

SA targets one jab for 35m people by Christmas, as Covid-19 vaccine ...

The department of health has confirmed that issues around the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been resolved and the ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

New daily jab record, but excess deaths keep heading upwards

A new daily Covid-19 vaccination record of 257,492 on Wednesday was tempered by news that excess deaths continue to ...

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief

SA passes 68,000 Covid-19 deaths, with more than 500 fatalities confirmed ...

SA recorded 516 Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the health department said on Wednesday - but emphasised ...

By Staff Reporter

Biovac-Pfizer partnership is a breakthrough for Africa: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed an announcement of a collaboration between SA's Biovac Institute and global ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Biovac plant in Cape Town to pump out millions of Pfizer vaccines for ...

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine will be partly produced in Cape Town for African countries.

By TimesLIVE

Ronald Lamola denies prisoners are getting preferential treatment in ...

Correctional services minister Ronald Lamola admitted there was some hesitancy about the vaccine but said inmates in ...

KZN health facilities are returning to normal, says MEC

The KwaZulu-Natal health department says hospitals, clinics and community health centres are gradually returning to ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

Beer industry calls for end to liquor ban to avoid industry collapse

The Beer Association of SA has called for the ban on alcohol sales to be lifted.

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist

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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