‘Covid-19 vaccination is safe, does not affect ...

Medical and scientific bodies have called for the Commission for Gender Equality to withdraw its warning against ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Which drugs can be used to treat ...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended two new drugs to treat patients with Covid-19, one for patients ...

Medicine deliveries the future after Covid-19 proves their worth: UCT ...

When Covid-19 hit SA and stigmatisation was at its peak, many healthcare workers were shunned in their communities due ...

Canadian hospitals strain as Omicron hits health workers

After a year as an emergency department nurse at a busy Toronto hospital in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, ...

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Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim scoop another international award

SA's royal couple of epidemiology have bagged another award.

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter

Government gets R11.4bn World Bank loan to ...

The loan is intended to protect the poor and support economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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MEC blames poor infrastructure for Limpopo's lower pass rate

Limpopo MEC for education Polly Boshielo has blamed the lack of proper infrastructure, Covid-19 and other issues as ...

We have made it, notwithstanding Covid-19: Western Cape education MEC on ...

The Western Cape matric pass rate has increased by 1.3 percentage points from 2020.

READER LETTER | The unvaccinated do not have more rights than others

The deliberate misinformation surrounding vaccination and mandatory vaccination sites needs to stop.

By READER LETTER

Class of 2021 surpasses all expectations

The overall matric pass rate for 2021 has marginally increased by 0.2 percentage points, but the number of distinctions ...

By Nomazima Nkosi, Isaac Mahlangu and Yoliswa Sobuwa

SA records nearly 4,000 new Covid-19 cases, 139 deaths in 24 hours

SA recorded just less than 4,000 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, statistics from the NICD revealed on Thursday.

By TimesLIVE

Children in sub-Saharan Africa hospitalised with Covid-19 dying at a ...

A study has found that children in sub-Saharan Africa hospitalised with Covid-19 are dying at a rate far greater than ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

NWC proposes December 16 for start of ANC national conference

The national working committee has proposed an event that has a significantly reduced number of voting delegates ...

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

End in sight for rotational school classes, education DG says

The full return to schooling for all pupils every day could be on the cards, basic education department ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

SA confirms 4,322 new Covid-19 cases, 156 deaths in 24 hours

Gauteng recorded more than 1,000 of SA's 4,322 new Covid-19 cases, the NICD reported on Wednesday.

By TimesLIVE

Hong Kong's Covid-19 hamster cull sparks fear of owners abandoning pets

A mass hamster cull in Hong Kong sparked fears among animal welfare groups on Wednesday that panicky people would ...

By Jessie Pang

Coronavirus command council looking at dropping state of disaster: ...

SA is reconsidering the national state of disaster as the rate of Covid-19 infections dip, President Cyril Ramaphosa ...

Football players' union to 'join EFF picket' on opening up sports stadiums

The SA Football Players Union (Safpu) has thrown its weight behind the EFF’s march to sports minister Nathi Mthethwa’s ...

By Marc Strydom

DAMIAN MCHUGH | Vaccines still best defence against severe illness and ...

The impetus for vaccine uptake in SA, while on the uptick this week, has been slowly dwindling over the past few ...

By Damian McHugh

Sport minister slams EFF’s march over stadiums as ‘populist theatrics’

Minister of sport Nathi Mthethwa has described the planned picket by the EFF outside his office in Pretoria on Thursday ...

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter

‘It’s all rumours’: Defence lawyer on claims parliament ‘arsonist’ has ...

Zandile Mafe’s lawyer has dismissed as "rumours' reports the alleged parliament arsonist tested positive for Covid-19

Aubameyang heading back to London from Cup of Nations

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to Arsenal for medical tests after cardiac lesions were found in ...

By Reuters

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Has government made a decision on ...

Health minister Joe Phaahla said announcements regarding mandatory vaccinations will be made in due time as the ...

SA records nearly 1,700 new Covid-19 cases, 87 deaths in a day

There were 1,691 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the NICD reported on Monday.

By Staff Reporter

Commuters welcome return of trains on tracks

Passenger rail services have resumed between Mabopane and Pretoria after a two-year absence, much to the delight of ...

By Keletso Mkhwanazi

ANC must heed 'lesson' from polls and improve, leaders warn at 110th ...

The ANC has promised to move quickly to ensure the demands of the electorate are met after the party suffered ...

By Mfundo Mkhize

Covid-19 pneumonia deaths sharply down in fourth ...

A comparison of Covid-19-related deaths in the third and fourth waves of the pandemic has confirmed that the virus ...

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief

Booster jab rollout gains momentum as rate of new Covid-19 cases declines

At least 12,200 South Africans have received the Pfizer Covid-19 booster shot since the programme opened up to ...

Nomazima Nkosi
Senior reporter

Western Cape and Gauteng leading latest surge of Covid-19 infections

Data shows 181 Covid-19 related deaths and 6,762 new infections recorded in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

By TimesLIVE

EFF calls on Motshekga to readmit Covid-19 dropouts

It is estimated that between 150,000 and 700,000 pupils dropped out of school over the past two years.

SA could be out of Covid-19 fourth wave within 10 or 11 days, says Prof ...

Prof Adrian Puren says SA could be out of the Covid-19 fourth wave within 10 or 11 days.

What is the difference between a rapid antigen and PCR test?

According to government, PCR tests are regarded as the "gold standard" for Covid-19 testing.

T-cells from common colds can provide protection against Covid-19 — study

Immunity against Covid-19 is a complex picture, and while there is evidence of waning antibody levels six months after ...

By Reuters

'Lift all Covid-19 restrictions': Julius Malema urges Ramaphosa

EFF leader Julius Malema has urged president Cyril Ramaphosa to lift all Covid-19 restrictions so that entertainment ...

By TimesLIVE

Covid-19 plays havoc as depleted teams arrive in Cameroon for Nations Cup ...

Covid-19 infections continued to disrupt Africa Cup of Nations preparations as Egypt cancelled training and delayed ...

By Reuters

It's all systems go for Covid-19 booster shots

It is all systems go for South Africans aged 60 and above to receive their Covid-19 booster shots.

Nomazima Nkosi
Senior reporter

WATCH | ANC officials explain reasons for pulling Ramaphosa out of 'Covid ...

Hours after promising that Covid-19 regulations would be strictly adhered to, the ANC had to cancel an address by ...

Emile Bosch
Multimedia journalist

SA hits 3.5-million confirmed Covid-19 cases after 9,860 recorded in 24 ...

Health department records a high 551 Covid-19 fatalities on Thursday, but says they are historical deaths and that only ...

By TimesLIVE

Africa CDC says severe lockdowns no longer tool to contain Covid-19

Africa's top public health official said on Thursday that severe lockdowns were no longer the best way to contain ...

By Alexander Winning

SA records 139 deaths, 8,078 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours

The 139 deaths took the total number of fatalities in SA since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 to 91,451, the ...

By TimesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Do I need to re-test for Covid-19 ...

"At present, retesting people who have experienced mild illness, and have recovered from Covid-19 is not recommended," ...

More Covid-19 disruptions for teams before Africa Cup of Nations finals in ...

Covid-19 infections have caused more disruption to African Cup of Nations preparations, with Senegal delaying their ...

By Reuters

Zimbabwean schools to stay closed due to Covid-19: Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has indefinitely deferred the reopening of schools, citing high numbers of ...

By Sharon Mazingaizo

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What precautions should I take when ...

While travelling it is important to follow all Covid-19 prevention measures, such as wearing a mask, washing hands ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Morocco's tough Covid-19 restrictions hammer tourism sector

Businesses working in Morocco's key tourism sector say the country's tough Covid-19 restrictions, including a full ...

By Ahmed Eljechtimi

UK approves Pfizer's antiviral Covid-19 pill Paxlovid

The UK has approved Pfizer's Covid-19 pill for patients over the age of 18 who have mild to moderate infection and are ...

By Reuters

NICD reports 193,104 active cases of Covid-19 ahead of New Year's Eve

The province with the most new Covid-19 cases reported on the last day of 2021 — as the country gears up to celebrate ...

By TIMESLIVE

‘If you’re found loitering after midnight on New Year’s Day you’ll be ...

Police minister calls on South Afticans to comply with the midnight curfew.

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Some nations rethink isolation, testing rules as Omicron sweeps globe

Global Covid-19 infections hit a record high over the past seven-day period

By Reuters

How can I best teach my child about Covid-19?

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, it is important that children feel safe, loved, included ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Thousands message late Chinese Covid-19 whistleblower doctor 2 years on

Thousands of people left messages on the social media account of the late Chinese Covid-19 whistleblower Li Wenliang on ...

By Martin Quin Pollard

Nearly 9,000 people in hospital with Covid-19

There have been 150 Covid-19 hospital admissions in the latest 24-hour period reported on Monday, bringing the number ...

By TimesLIVE

SA study suggests Omicron enhances neutralising immunity against Delta

Research by SA scientists suggests Omicron infection enhances neutralising immunity against the Delta variant of the ...

By Juby Babu

I'm on medication for a chronic health condition - should I change ...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises that people with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, TB and HIV ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

ANC January 8 rally capped at 2,000 attendees

The governing party’s 110th birthday celebrations will be held at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

WATCH | A mother to all, she’s opening her heart and home to Cape Town’s ...

Everyone deserves a roof over their head. But in 2019, the City of Cape Town documented over 4 000 people as homeless – ...

By beautiful news sa

No Day of Goodwill crowds on Durban beaches leaves many wondering why

It was either Covid-19 or the lack of money that kept thousands of Durban residents and visitors from hitting the ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter
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SA records 41 Covid-19 deaths and 5,604 cases in 24 hours: NICD

SA recorded 5,604 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24-hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on ...

By TimesLIVE

In under-vaccinated Congo, fourth COVID-19 wave fills hospitals

At the St Joseph COVID Treatment Centre in Kinshasa, patients lie in ramshackle rooms breathing oxygen from old tanks. ...

By Benoit Nyemba

Panyaza Lesufi tests positive for Covid-19

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has tested positive for Covid-19, his department said on Friday.

By TimesLIVE

Mabuza urges those sceptical about Covid-19 vaccines to have a rethink

Deputy president David Mabuza used his Christmas message on Friday to encourage those still sceptical about Covid-19 ...

By TimesLIVE

SA records 21,000 new Covid-19 cases, 75 deaths in 24 hours: NICD

There were 21,157 new Covid-19 recorded across the country in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Thursday.

By TimesLIVE

J&J booster vaccinations available from Christmas Eve, Pfizer before New ...

The health department is implementing booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccines.

By TimesLIVE

Futile Covid-19 tests for mild cases are ...

Pointless Covid-19 testing has become a public health threat as the Omicron variant continues to deliver a wave of mild ...

By Dave Chambers

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Is ‘long Covid’ contagious?

While many have developed persistent Covid-19 symptoms long after getting the virus, a condition known as "long Covid", ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I am vaccinated against Covid-19, how ...

People who are vaccinated against Covid-19 have a greater chance of recovering should they contract the coronavirus, ...

SA records 21,099 new Covid-19 cases, 99 deaths in past 24 hours

KZN recorded 5,411 and the Western Cape 4,609 of the 21,099 new Covid-19 cases - compared with 3,807 recorded in ...

By TimesLIVE

SA scientists confirm Omicron cases are less severe than Delta

However, those who are admitted have no significantly lower chance of experiencing severe disease, they say.

By TImesLIVE

Covid-19 variants damage SA brand reputation — ...

The association of Covid-19 variants with SA have damaged the country's brand reputation as a tourist destination.

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter

President Cyril Ramaphosa returns to work after ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has ended a week of self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19, his office said on ...

By TimesLIVE

Gwede Mantashe tests positive for Covid-19

Minister of mineral resources and energy Gwede Mantashe has tested positive for Covid-19.

Covid-19 isolation should be cut to seven days: advisory committee

The isolation period for Covid-19 patients with symptoms should be reduced from 10 days to seven, the ministerial ...

By TImesLIVE

Rampant Covid-19 variant on the rampage in 89 countries, says WHO

The Omicron variant of Covid-19, revealed by SA scientists just 23 days ago, has been reported in 89 countries, the ...

By TIMESLIVE

New Zealand links 26-year-old man's death to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

New Zealand authorities on Monday said they had linked a 26-year-old man's death to Pfizer Inc's Covid-19 vaccine after ...

By Reuters

Coronavirus Outbreak 24-Hour Public Hotline: 0800 029 999

93% of recent Covid-19 deaths either unvaxxed or ...

Most Covid-19 patients who died in SA hospitals since mid-November were unvaccinated or partly vaccinated.

By TImesLIVE

Gauteng still leads as SA records 24,785 new Covid-19 cases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases reported an additional 36 Covid-19 related deaths and 24,785 new cases ...

By TIMESLIVE

WATCH LIVE | Health minister Joe Phaahla briefs media on latest Covid-19 ...

Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla and his deputy Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo are briefing the media virtually on Friday ...

By TIMESLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I have TB, Am I at greater risk of ...

While studies on the effect of Covid-19 on TB patients are limited, the World Health Organisation says it anticipates ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Japan approves Moderna Covid-19 vaccine as booster, Novavax files for ...

Japan on Thursday officially approved Moderna Inc's Covid-19 vaccine for its booster programme, while Novavax filed for ...

By Rocky Swift and Kiyoshi Takenaka

Court halts implementation of Covid-19 vaccination requirement in Kenya

A Kenyan court has temporarily halted the government's plan to require Covid-19 vaccination for access to public ...

By Humphrey Malala

Valneva says its booster works as a follow-up to its own Covid-19 shot

French biotech firm Valneva said on Thursday its Covid-19 vaccine candidate was efficient as a booster for people who ...

By Benoit Van Overstraeten

SA part of landmark study to evaluate Covid-19 vaccine efficacy in HIV ...

A clinical trial in eight sub-Saharan countries will be the first to specifically evaluate the efficacy of a Covid-19 ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

Omicron estimated to be 2.9% of Covid-19 variants in US: CDC

The Omicron variant was estimated to be 2.9% of the Covid-19 variants circulating in the United States as of December ...

By Ankur Banerjee

January rollout for booster shots in SA

The government is planning to administer booster shots in January, health department acting director- general Nicholas ...

By Nomazima Nkosi and Penwell Dlamini

‘Dear President Ramaphosa’: plea for clarity on festive season travel as ...

A plea has gone out to President Cyril Ramaphosa in an open letter to "provide certainty" on interprovincial travel ...

Mondli Ngcobo assures fans he is fine after hospital stay

"I’m sending love to those who are going through loss …stress… anxiety and everything else in between."

By Consance Gaanakgomo

London's Heathrow says business travellers cancelling over Omicron

London's Heathrow Airport said it was seeing high levels of business travellers cancelling over concerns they could be ...

By Reuters

Safa postpones congress after delegates test positive for Covid-19

The SA Football Association (Safa) has postponed its Congress from Saturday due to a number of delegates who would have ...

By Marc Strydom

Covid-19 cloud hangs over Chiefs-Sekhukhune clash

By late Thursday it was still not clear whether Kaizer Chiefs would honour their game against Sekhukhune United at FNB ...

Neville Khoza
Journalist

NKARENG MATSHE | Chiefs' Covid-19 saga exposes PSL has sunk to new depths

For some obscure reasons, the PSL appears to have adopted a dangerously self-defeating, damaging posture when dealing ...

Nkareng Matshe
Sports editor

SA’s Beta breakthrough biologist goes one better with Omicron

Sandile Cele's Christmas present to SA last year was a breakthrough that made him the first scientist to grow a live ...

By Dave Chambers

World ‘can and must improve Covid-19 response,' says angry Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday renewed his attack on countries that have isolated Africa in response to SA's ...

By TimesLIVE

Gauteng health gets R500m to hire staff for Covid-19

The Gauteng department of health has been given over R500m to fund the hiring of staff as part of the province’s ...

Countries making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory

Governments have been making Covid-19 shots mandatory for health workers and other high-risk groups, pushed by a sharp ...

By Oben Mumcuoglu, Dagmarah Mackos and Elena Vardon

Most adults in SA back compulsory workplace jabs

More than half of SA adults support employers making Covid-19 vaccinations compulsory, according to  a survey.

Yoliswa Sobuwa
Journalist

Study suggests Pfizer vaccine only partially protects against Omicron

Alex Sigal, a professor at the Africa Health Research Institute, said on Twitter there was "a very large drop" in ...

By Michael Erman

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What is so concerning about the Omicron ...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Omicron poses a “very high” risk.

FX, stocks gain as Omicron fears ease

Most emerging market stocks and currencies rose on Wednesday as fears over the potential impact of the Omicron variant ...

By Reuters

Ramaphosa will ‘soon’ meet command council amid surge in infections

Daily infections have increased five-fold after the emergence of the Omicron variant.

WHO director-general ‘pained’ by racist cartoon of Omicron coming from SA

World Health Organisation DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says it pains him that shows of racism, like the recent cartoon ...

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What is so concerning about the Omicron ...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Omicron poses a “very high” risk.

At outbreak epicentre, students shrug off Omicron and fret about exams

The students knew their university was the epicentre of a new Covid-19 variant spreading panic across the globe, but ...

By Tim Cocks

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
Senior reporter

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 ...

Mpho Koka
Journalist

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 ...

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist

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 ...

By Marc Strydom

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

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 ...

Yoliswa Sobuwa
Journalist