News

Tears of joy as Sowetans kick off Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial

Filled with emotion, volunteers share their thoughts on undergoing medical tests to help fight the pandemic

Africa

It’s boom time on the Zimbabwe border as locals turn into lockdown smugglers

Unemployed Musina bakkie drivers are making a killing as they keep smuggling networks’ wheels turning

News

Tiny tablet set to drive SA’s sanitary war on taxis

An inexpensive water-purification pilot project could be taxi drivers’ answer to tackling Covid-19

News

Blues, booze and thieves with tunnel vision: welcome to level 3, South Africa

Many millions returning to their jobs, snaking queues of jubilant drinkers outside bottle stores, frustrated taxi ...

News

Put these stats in your pipe and smoke them: NDZ

Despite studies being divided on links between ciggies and Covid-19, government insists its ban is smoking hot

News

Listen and learn: airwaves keep South Africa’s rural matrics tuned in

Since the national lockdown, the classrooms of a handful of Limpopo matric teachers have suddenly morphed from scores ...

News

Can we save the school year? Only if we all think very clever, say experts

The education department, teachers and parents are going to have to think outside the box if the country’s schoolgoing ...

News

How I rode out quarantine in a caravan

Pierre Botha was confined to a caravan in his yard for 18 days while he recovered from the virus

Opinion

To ease lockdown or not? It’s a question of tricky trade-offs

As frustrations rise around when people return to work en masse, experts say a careful balance must be struck

News

Fear and hunger: 7 million set to rush retailers for child grants

System glitches, rising food prices and delayed payments drive scramble for state money, say activists

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