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KZN overtakes Western Cape as SA reports just 2,500 new Covid-19 cases

KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday overtook the Western Cape to become SA's second hardest hit province in terms of Covid-19 ...

By Staff Reporter

Cape Town restaurateurs slam state for stalling court battle against booze ...

Cape Town restaurateurs embroiled in a legal fight to lift the ban on alcohol sales have accused the government of ...

By Philani Nombembe

'Tobacco products kill, are not essential': Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Cogta minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has dismissed a contention by the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

KZN education spokesperson shares what kept him going during 23-day ...

KwaZulu-Natal education department spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi spent 23 days in hospital where he witnessed six patients ...

By Nivashni Nair

Eskom pension fund pays out R104m Covid-19 relief bonus

The pension fund of state energy utility Eskom has paid out R104.3m in special bonuses as part of a Covid-19 relief ...

By Karl Gernetzky

SA's agricultural sector calls for lifting of booze ban

SA's agricultural sector has joined growing calls for government to reconsider its ban on the sale of alcohol.

By Suthentira Govender

Staff on edge as Covid-19 patients are booked into PE quarantine hotel

The five-star Radisson Blu hotel in Summerstrand is being used as a Covid-19 quarantine site and staff are not happy ...

By Angela Daniels

'It's impossible': David Makhura denounces fake PPE corruption claims

Gauteng premier David Makhura has rubbished claims that members of his family have been involved in PPE tender ...

By Iavan Pijoos

New Zealand broadcaster wants trans-Tasman competition, says Rugby ...

New Zealand broadcaster Sky would prefer a rugby competition involving New Zealand and Australian teams in 2021 rather ...

By Reuters

'Unemployment pandemic is gaining momentum': Alan Winde pleads for lifting ...

The national coronavirus command council (NCCC) is meeting on Tuesday.

By Bekezela Phakathi

'Every cent' of R1.19bn spent in Eastern Cape's Covid-19 fight to be ...

Every single cent of the R1.19bn spent on buying personal protective equipment and hospital beds in the fight against ...

By Asanda Nini

Zinnbauer attempts to deflect pressure away from Pirates ahead of Sundowns ...

Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has attempted to deflect the spotlight away from his team and said the pressure ...

By Tiisetso Malepa

Zizi Kodwa lashes out against ANC leaders accused of PPE corruption

Deputy state security minister Zizi Kodwa has come out strongly against corruption in the ANC, calling on the party to ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk

WATCH | Chiefs and Maritzburg have something to smile about as Manyama‚ ...

The Absa Premiership finally resumes this week after five months of inactivity and three individuals should have an ...

By Mninawa Ntloko

Fake news! Zweli Mkhize does not own a PPE manufacturing company

SA's health ministry rubbished claims on Monday that Dr Zweli Mkhize - at the forefront of the country's battle against ...

By Iavan Pijoos

New Zealand records 100 days without domestic transmission of Covid-19

New Zealand marked 100 days without a domestic transmission of the coronavirus on Sunday, but warned against ...

By Reuters

US sets record as coronavirus cases top 5 million

The United States set a record for coronavirus cases on Saturday, with more than 5 million people now infected, ...

By Reuters

Thousands protest against Netanyahu over Covid-19 and alleged corruption

Thousands of Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem on Saturday as anger ...

By Reuters

Magashule's 'associates', shisa nyama score lucrative PPE tenders: report

Allies of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and an unregistered local carwash and shisa nyama have landed lucrative ...

By Staff Reporter

'This pandemic has made us more than nurses': On the front line with ...

The coronavirus pandemic has proven to be a roller coaster few months for Thembisa Lote, operational manager of the ...

Belinda Pheto
Journalist

MotoGP detects first coronavirus case ahead of Czech race

MotoGP said one person from its world championship paddock has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is in ...

By Reuters

Condolences for family of renowned paediatric cardiologist

Higher education, science and innovation minister Blade Nzimande has sent condolences to the family of seasoned doctor ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

14 officials on carpet over shoddy Beitbridge border fence, says De Lille

An investigation which revealed a litany of incompetence and wrongdoing in the emergency construction of a fence ...

By Dave Chambers

Mangosuthu Buthelezi tests positive for Covid-19 but is asymptomatic

IFP founder Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has tested positive for Covid-19 but is asymptomatic.

Jeff Wicks
Journalist

'Shabby and shocking': Mkhize's verdict on hospital where pensioner died

A 67-year-old man admitted to a Pietermaritzburg hospital's flu clinic died in a donated "shabby shack or tent" in the ...

By NIVASHI NAIR