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Cancel the school year 'for the sake of our children': Jonathan Jansen

Just swallow your pride and do it, minister Motshekga. If you don’t, there’ll be a far worse blot on your record.

North West unveils hospital beds after Covid-19 deaths jump from seven to ...

The North West has unveiled 435 standard beds, 33 high care beds and 55 intensive care unit beds to treat anticipated ...

By Nonkululeko Njilo

'Bodies are piling up': Eastern Cape funeral parlours plead for help

Funeral parlours in the Eastern Cape are struggling to cope with the influx of corpses as Covid-19 sweeps through the ...

By Sandiso Phaliso

How to protect yourself from airborne transmission of Covid-19

University of the Witwatersrand professor Shabir Madhi, who said that airborne transmission of Covid-19 has been ...

By Iavan Pijoos

Women, including nurses, most affected by Covid-19 at work: Compensation ...

The majority of claims lodged with the compensation fund in all nine provinces were from women.

By Iavan Pijoos

Djibouti ramps up efforts to get seafarers stranded by coronavirus off ...

Djibouti has carried out the first crew change of merchant sailors in its territory and is ready to get home more ...

By Reuters and JONATHAN SAUL

Ten police injured in violent Belgrade protests

Ten police officers were injured during a second night of clashes in Belgrade with protesters angry over the ...

By AFP

Western Cape road safety director dies from Covid-19 related illness

A man dedicated to making roads safer in the Western Cape has died from a Covid-19 related illness

By Aron Hyman

1.5 million Covid-19 grave sites in Gauteng? Nah! Sifting through the ...

Graves for mass burials in Gauteng are not in anticipation of Covid-19 deaths, but for any deaths

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Fever and high blood sugar force Covid-positive Alan Winde to scrap news ...

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde postponed a Covid-19 media conference on Thursday, a day after announcing he had ...

By TimesLIVE

Johannesburg ‘is not digging graves in anticipation of Covid-19 deaths’

The City of Johannesburg said on Thursday that it was not preparing graves for mass burials

By Iavan Pijoos

Head of Gauteng health ‘war room’ and five others test positive for ...

Six people from the Gauteng department of health's Covid-19 war room have tested positive for the virus

By Iavan Pijoos

No public hospital beds in Nelson Mandela Bay, mortuaries overflow

At Dora Nginza Hospital in Port Elizabeth, bodies are left overnight in wards as the mortuary is too full and, across ...

By Nomazima Nkosi and Michael Kimberley

Excess deaths almost 7,000 since May and still accelerating, say experts

SA recorded almost 2,500 excess deaths in the first half of the year, according to the latest Medical Research Council ...

By Dave Chambers

South Africa has reached the surge and hospitals will be swamped

Gauteng is now the epicentre, but the need for beds will be lower than initially predicted, says Mkhize


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Lessons from around the world

Public health official Anthony Fauci warned on Tuesday about the dangers to children if US schools are reopened and ...

By Reuters

Lindela Repatriation Centre guards hand ...

Seven security guards who allegedly abandoned their posts at the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp on the West ...

By Naledi Shange

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