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Restaurants raided for serving alcohol during lockdown ban, booze ...

Police arrested the managers of two popular restaurants in Sandton and Silverton for selling liquor to patrons during ...

By Staff Reporter

‘We can’t afford to disinfect our taxis without Covid-19 relief funds’ - ...

Limpopo taxi operators say they are not able to regularly disinfect their taxis without the Covid-19 emergency relief ...

By Mashudu Sadike

Man arrested for selling liquor in defiance of lockdown regulations

Three weeks after lockdown regulations were promulgated banning the sale of liquor, police in Kimberley arrested a ...

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist

In awe: Compassionate hospital staff who come to work despite Covid risk ...

A towel over his head at 3.35am to prevent him seeing the chaos of a Covid-ravaged hospital. But Power FM’s Denzil ...

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter

SA mulls expunging criminal records of lockdown offenders, but not for ...

Government is considering expunging the criminal records of people who have violated lockdown regulations, but it will ...

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist

FACES OF COVID | 'I have walked out on my own two feet'

Veteran media personality and former government spokesman Denzil Taylor has shared his joy at being discharged from ...

By Bobby Jordan

Ramaphosa hails late Bapedi king for striving to lead his people on path ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country had lost a “measured” voice of reason and shining example of traditional ...

SA's Catholic Church mourns loss of Archbishop Abel Gabuza to Covid-19

Covid-19 has claimed the life of the Catholic Church's archbishop coadjutor of the archdiocese of Durban, Abel Gabuza.

ATM hygiene safety: Banks ask for practicality on Dlamini-Zuma regulation

70% of SA's 30,000 ATMs are situated in remote locations and on premises that are not owned by banks, so compelling ...

By Staff Reporter

Dlamini-Zuma set to file response to vaccine challenge by Wednesday

AfriForum and Solidarity say co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has until ...

Tributes pour in after KZN transport MEC Bheki Ntuli dies from ...

Condolences are streaming in for KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Bheki Ntuli, who died at a Durban hospital on Saturday ...

Keep calm and Curro on: Private school group says lessons go on

Curro schools will continue to provide face-to-face learning next week despite the government announcement on Friday ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

Pass Covid test or stay away, top private schools tell pupils

Top private schools are insisting  pupils produce negative Covid-19 test results before they return to class next month.

Prega Govender
Journalist

Lab group ordered to stop offering Covid tests

The health department has stopped a national private laboratory service conducting unaccredited Covid-19 screening ...

Bobby Jordan
Senior reporter

Fast-spreading UK Covid-19 variant could be dominant in U.S. by March - CDC

A new, highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain could become the dominant variant in ...

By Reuters

Two Covid-19 cases on Australian Open flight, arrivals to quarantine

Two coronavirus infections were reported on Saturday on a flight to the Australian Open, forcing two weeks of strict ...

By Reuters

SA records 615 Covid-19 deaths, just less than 15,000 new cases in 24 hours

SA recorded 14,880 new Covid-19 related cases in the past 24 hours, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Friday ...

By TimesLIVE

Destruction of 5G towers is criminal, warns KZN premier

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has warned that the destruction of 5G towers will be treated as an act of ...

By Mluleki Mdletshe

'The money will be there' — Ramaphosa promises Treasury will have the cash ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday allayed the fears of many South Africans, saying the Treasury would have the money ...

By Amanda Khoza and SIBONGAKONKE SHOBA

'People are sick. Our children must stay at home'

Parents and pupils have voiced their concerns about the basic education department’s decision to delay the reopening of ...

Unions give deadline for management teams to return to school a 'fail' mark

Teacher unions are outraged by the department of basic education’s decision to get school management teams (SMTs) and ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

Zondo to self-isolate after staffer tests positive for Covid-19

The state capture inquiry on Friday adjourned earlier than planned after a staff member working closely with ...

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist

Crime-fighting operations continue and police 'not always on beaches'

Police minister Bheki Cele's spokesperson Lirandzu Themba denied an accusation that police resources were being ...

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist

Urgent action plan needed at SA’s ports of entry: home affairs committee

The portfolio committee on home affairs has called for an urgent action plan from stakeholder departments at ports of ...

By Iavan Pijoos

Chances slim that private schools can reopen earlier than public schools

It appears unlikely private schools will be allowed to open earlier than public schools, as was the case last year.

Prega Govender
Journalist