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Schools must remain open - unions

Teacher unions insist that schools should remain open despite the increasing number of Covid infections in recent weeks.

Lindile Sifile
Journalist

Former Eskom chair Jabu Mabuza has died

Former Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza died on Wednesday, apparently as a result of Covid-19 complications.

By TimesLIVE

SA records more than 13,200 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

SA recorded more than 13,000 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Wednesday.

By TimesLIVE

EFF won’t comply with level 3 laws even if it means jail time, says Malema ...

As the country commemorated Youth Day on Wednesday, EFF leader Julius Malema launched a scathing attack on government, ...

Booze sales restricted, curfew tightened and size of gatherings reduced

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday moved the country to lockdown level 3 amid a surge of Covid-19 cases, particularly ...

By Amanda Khoza and TimesLIVE

It's time to go back to basics - Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa said South Africans need to remind themselves how the virus is spread “so that each one of us makes sure that ...

By Sipokazi Fokazi

SA records 157 new Covid-19 deaths and 8,400 new cases

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), there were 157 in-hospital deaths recorded in the ...

By TimesLIVE

‘Please consider the implications of letting your child attend gatherings’

'The higher the rate of infection, the higher the chance of tighter restrictions,' Western Cape education MEC Debbie ...

By TimesLIVE

President Ramaphosa to address the nation on Tuesday night

The address comes amid calls for tighter restrictions and lockdown measures in a bid to curb the spread of the ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

‘We are in big trouble, it’s time to wake up’: Gauteng doctor as Covid-19 ...

We are not taking the third wave of Covid-19 infections seriously enough, warns a doctor in Gauteng.

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

Acting health minister Kubayi-Ngubane takes aim at fake news

“There is a lot of fake news that goes around. Some people say, 'Because I have had Covid-19 previously, I will not get ...

Gauteng DA wants the provincialisation of ambulances halted amid Covid-19 ...

Jack Bloom called for the provincialisation to be halted as more residents may need ambulances amid the looming threat ...

SA records 5,552 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours with two-thirds in Gauteng

The positivity rate of new cases - the number of positive results against the number of tests taken in 24 hours - ...

By TimesLIVE

Covid-19 exposed weaknesses in SA's food systems: agriculture minister, ...

Agriculture, land affairs and rural development minister Thoko Didiza says the Covid-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in ...

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter

‘It’s very bad’: Gauteng private hospitals take strain as third wave hits

“You will not get a bed for Covid-19. It is extremely difficult. People are also lying in the casualty [wards] in the ...

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

'Level 2 does not have sufficient impact': David Makhura hints at harder ...

Gauteng premier David Makhura says the province is looking at "extraordinary measures".

Gauteng leads with Covid-19 infections as country records 7,657 new cases

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has recorded 7,657 new Covid-19 cases in SA, it said on Sunday night.

By TimesLIVE

Acting health minister hints tighter lockdown restrictions are on the cards

As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in the country, acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said her department ...

Empowerment better than enforcement to improve Covid-19 compliance, ...

Lessons from combating HIV have taught SA that communication is key for Covid-19 compliance too, says the National ...

By Staff Reporter

Nehawu spokesperson Khaya Xaba succumbs to Covid-19 complications

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has confirmed the death of its national spokesperson, ...

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter

300,000 J&J Covid vaccine doses will be used in SA, but the rest are ...

"Sahpra reviewed the data provided by the FDA and has made a decision not to release vaccines produced using the drug ...

By TimesLIVE

63% of new Covid-19 infections are in Gauteng

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has recorded 9,320 new Covid-19 cases in SA, it said on Saturday night.

By TimesLIVE

Russia tests Covid-19 vaccine as nasal spray for children - agencies

Russia has tested a nasal spray form of its Covid-19 vaccine that is suitable for children aged 8-12, and plans to ...

By Reuters

KES closed for a week as 34 boys test positive for Covid-19

One of Johannesburg’s leading boys’ schools, King Edward VII, has been forced to close due to a spike in Covid-19 ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

Indian village prays to 'goddess corona' to rid them of the virus

Indian villagers have erected a shrine to "goddess corona" and are offering her prayers in the hope that divine ...

By Saurabh Sharma

President Cyril Ramaphosa warned South Africans of a possible third wave of Covid-19 infections on May 30 2021. Ramaphosa also implemented a 11pm curfew and reminded South Africans to continue to wear their masks. #SACovid #Covid19 #Coronavirus

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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