Health minister confirms two more deaths, SA's ...

Two patients in their 80s have died, bringing the death toll from Covid-19 to 11 in South Africa, health minister Zweli ...

By Staff Reporter

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Passion drives designer to make masks

With a nomadic upbringing that saw young designer Kuda Matiza's move from Zimbabwe to SA, he found himself falling in ...

By Thango Ntwasa

LORENZO FIORAMONTI | Minimise risks of economic crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads to SA, there are some important lessons that can be learnt from other countries, ...

By Lorenzo Fioramonti

Universities react to Covid-19 fallout

A common reopening date, online learning and reconfiguring the academic calendar to align it with that of the northern ...

By Sisanda Aluta Mbolekwa

Minnie Dlamini-Jones launches range of sanitisers

Celebrity businesswoman Minnie Dlamini-Jones is helping fight Covid-19 with the launch of her own range of hand ...

By Emmanuel Tjiya

Sassa gives food parcels to recipients affected by lockdown

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is providing food parcels and vouchers to temporary disability grant ...

By Ernest Mabuza

Permits bring no joy for street vendors

Gadzanani Ndlovu will be able to provide for her three children again after the government gave spaza shop owners and ...

By Tankiso Makhetha and Yoliswa Sobuwa

No change in British PM Boris Johnson's condition

There has been no change in Boris Johnson's condition, two sources close to him said on Tuesday, after he was taken ...

By Reuters

Celtic players face salary cuts due to Covid-19

Bloemfontein Celtic have become the first Premier Soccer League club to concede they might have to ask their players to ...

By Neville Khoza

SOWETAN | Fake news fans panic over Covid-19

The spread of fake news about the novel coronavirus online is reversing the work done by the health department in ...

By sowetan

'We thank virus for water'

The communities of Jerusalem and Mshandza in White River, Mpumalanga, yesterday said they are thankful to the ...

By Mandla Khoza

WANDA MARKOTTER | Recovered patients must still follow protocols

Corona viral disease (Covid-19) is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (Sars-CoV-2) from the ...

By Wanda Markotter

Local scientists claim possible Covid-19 breakthrough

Scientists from the NICD and the University of the Western Cape have sequenced the first severe acute respiratory ...

By Nonkululeko Njilo

Coronavirus cases climb to 1686 - health minister Zweli Mkhize

The health ministry revealed the figures on Monday evening, adding that the coronavirus deaths have also risen.

By Mpho Sibanyoni

Public refusing Covid-19 tests due to fake news: Gauteng health department

Many people don't want to be tested for Covid-19 because of a "fake news" video claiming that the swabs used to test ...

By Naledi Shange

Criminal charges opened against man who claimed Covid-19 swabs are ...

Criminal charges have formally been opened against a Cape Town man who claimed that the swabs used to test for Covid-19 ...

By Iavan Pijoos

Augusta National reschedules Masters for November, US Open moves to ...

Augusta National Golf Club said on Monday that it had identified November 9-15 as a possible date for the rescheduled ...

By Reuters

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola's mother dies after coronavirus ...

The mother of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has died after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the ...

By Reuters

SA's expedition to Marion Island downsized over coronavirus fears

Government has cancelled field science activities and dramatically reduced the size of this year’s expedition to Marion ...

By Bobby Jordan

South Africans stranded in Egypt plead for help to get back home

South Africans stranded in Egypt because of travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19 made a plea to ...

By Ernest Mabuza

SA engineers offer free services for informal settlement 'de-densification'

A group of black engineers has come together to offer its services for free to the government in a bid to create ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk

Idols SA winner Paxton Fielies' shares her lockdown survival tips

Forget Netflix and Chill – Idols SA winner Paxton Fielies has been doing a lot of “quarantine and chill” during the ...

By Emmanuel Tjiya

Wits engineers making shields for health workers dealing with Covid-19

A team made up of Wits university engineering experts are making shields for health practitioners that will be dealing ...

By Karabo Ledwaba

Taxi which broke lockdown rules overturns near Soweto

A taxi which was allegedly breaking lockdown regulations and carrying a full load of passengers rolled on the N12 near ...

By Naledi Shange

Zwelinzima Vavi in 'positive spirits and will be home today'

Labour movement leader Zwelinzima Vavi is in "positive" spirits and will be released from hospital soon.

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

R1.2bn government fund to ensure food security in SA for six months

Agriculture minister Thoko Didiza on Monday said a R1.2bn allocation to assist farmers grappling with the impact of the ...

By Zingisa Mvumvu

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The coronavirus is officially a national disaster, but what does this mean?

In terms of the law, once a national disaster is declared, government can regulate the movement of people and goods ...

By QAANITAH HUNTER

Trevor Noah postpones comedy tour amid coronavirus outbreak

Trevor Noah has put his stand-up comedy tour, Loud and Clear, on hold amid the coronavirus outbreak.

By Masego Seemela

UCT staff member tests positive for coronavirus, major universities close

A University of Cape Town staff member has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, the institution has announced

By Iavan Pijoos

THE EDITORIAL | We all must play part to defeat virus

On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced extraordinary measures in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, ...

By The editorial

Celebs weigh in on coronavirus measures

Celebrities, like the rest of the country, were glued to the president's address and took to social media to share ...

By Kyle Zeeman

No surprises as Two Oceans is cancelled

Steyn to change tack as event hit by corona panic.

By Neville Khoza

WATCH | Travel ban and closure of schools: SA declares national state of ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on March 15 2020. This comes ...

By Deepa Kesa

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'Selfish and wasteful' shoppers clear shelves of food and supplies

President Cyril Ramaphosa's grave announcement on Sunday night appears to have switched many coronavirus fence-sitters ...

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What you should know about social distancing

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on Sunday of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, which ...

By Londiwe Dlomo

SA's hero pilot can't wait to tell daughter about Wuhan mission

Capt Vusi Khumalo did not tell his eight-year-old daughter where he was going when he embarked on a mission to rescue ...

By Promise Marupeng

Universities cancelling in-person classes due to coronavirus

A number of universities have announced that they are closing as a result of the Corona virus outbreak.

By Yoliswa Sobuwa

Maybe the 'rona' can save our lost humanity if we let it

Why has it taken governments and businesses so long to close borders, to down tools, to elevate the lives of people ...

Winter school holidays to be cut short

June school holidays will be shorter as schools close earlier for Easter holidays.

By Yoliswa Sobuwa

Churches fall in line with reduction in congregants

Some of the major religious bodies have called off church services and suspended planned gatherings for Easter as part ...

By Tankiso Makhetha and Kgothatso Madisa
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