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South Africa considered for Moderna plant site

Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa could be potential locations for Moderna's planned vaccine factory in Africa, the U.S. ...

By Reuters

Limited alcohol sales and relaxed curfew: Here’s what voting day under ...

The health department has published a new advisory with recommendations the government should consider during the local ...

Is it Covid-19 or just a bad hangover?

The surest way to know if you’ve got Covid-19 or a just a bad hangover after a night out is by taking a Covid-19 test.

Just 201 cases and 29 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours: NICD

There were just 201 new Covid-19 infections recorded across SA in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Monday.

By TimesLIVE

WATCH LIVE | Virtual briefing on Covid-19 and vaccination rollout plans

Minister of health Joe Phaahla, deputy minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo and a panel of experts, convene a briefing on ...

By TimesLIVE

Premature e-vaccination: jab certificates available but website still not ...

Many South Africans were perplexed after they downloaded their digital vaccine certificate, only to be told by social ...

By TANYA FARBER

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I'm planning to fall pregnant soon, is ...

Women should not avoid getting pregnant after getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

Nightclubs, pubs 'reopen' as lockdown is lifted in Zimbabwe

The reopening of nightclubs and bars in Zimbabwe after a hiatus of almost two years because of Covid-19 lockdowns has ...

By LENIN NDEBELE

Up to 60% of children have feelings of depression made worse by Covid-19

Covid-19 has worsened depression with on average 50-60% of young people living in Sub-Saharan Africa experiencing ...

Mboweni describes as ‘a great betrayal’ the looting of Covid-19 funds

Former finance minister Tito Mboweni says it is imperative that perpetrators of corruption are pursued and face the ...

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

SA records 429 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours as new infections fall

According to the NICD, there were just 429 Covid-19 infections recorded in the past day.

By Staff Reporter

Close to 6-million recipients have received the Covid-19 R350 grant since ...

Memela-Khambule said unemployed caregivers who receive their R350 grant can access it from participating merchants like ...

Merck pill seen as 'huge advance,' raises hope of preventing Covid-19 ...

An experimental antiviral pill developed by Merck & Co could halve the chances of dying or being hospitalised for those ...

By Deena Beasley and Carl O'Donnell

Global Covid-19 deaths hit 5 million as Delta variant sweeps the world

Worldwide deaths related to Covid-19 surpassed 5 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, with unvaccinated ...

By Reuters

Ramaphosa hopeful SA will soon be off UK red list after chat with Boris ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa is hopeful SA could soon be removed from Britain's controversial red list.

Somalia opens first public oxygen plant to help treat Covid-19 amid severe ...

Somalia's first public oxygen plant opened on Thursday, in a ray of hope for a country where a lifesaving treatment for ...

By Reuters

WATCH | Cyril Ramaphosa on end of lockdown, vaccine mandates and the ANC ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his stance on hot topics such as the state of the ANC, the possibility of vaccine ...

Emile Bosch
Multimedia journalist

'We are guided by science': Ramaphosa on ending state of disaster

"I really wish we could say the state of disaster has ended but we are guided by science and the science of the ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Mkhize went against cabinet decision by appointing Digital Vibes – SIU ...

Former health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize went against a cabinet decision on communications work on the NHI and approved ...

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter

Anglican Church calls for mandatory vaccinations for its clergy

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa wants to make it compulsory for its priesthood to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Shot in the arm for SA as Patrick Soon-Shiong announces Covid-19 and ...

South African-American business tycoon Patrick Soon-Shiong has announced the launch of an SA Covid-19 and cancer ...

200,000 people vaccinated in mining industry, as Covid-19 pushback ...

Minerals Council SA says it has reached a milestone of 200,000 employees and service providers vaccinated against ...

Developing countries should manufacture and procure their own vaccines, ...

While President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US’s commitment to donate an additional 500-million vaccine doses to ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

SCA dismisses Ledla's appeal in R139m PPE corruption case

The SCA on Wednesday dismissed an application to appeal against a Special Tribunal order declaring a R139m PPE contract ...

Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospital admissions on the decline, but don't ...

"The national seven-day moving average of daily case numbers, positivity rate and testing rate continue to decrease, ...

By TimesLIVE

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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