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LATEST NEWS

WATCH LIVE | Bheki Cele on law enforcement during ...

Police minister Bheki Cele and police management will on Tuesday brief the media on law enforcement during level 1 of ...

By TimesLIVE

'6% price increase only accounts for inflation': FlySafair responds to ...

Airline company FlySafair says flight prices have increased by only 6% to date, compared to prices in September last ...

Corruption Watch sees whistle-blower reports spike during pandemic

Bribery, brutality and abuse of power are some of the key trends uncovered within the police service in the latest ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

Lions look to stalwarts for spring in the step against Stormers

Oddly‚ the Lions will go back in time as they try and shake the Covid-19 dust and cobwebs in their Super Fan festival ...

By Liam Del Carme

Man Covid-positive after 14 days’ isolation: is 2-week quarantine enough?

Could the incubation period for the coronavirus be longer than what we think?

By The Daily Telegraph

Traditional healers warn WHO: 'Hands off traditional medicine!'

Traditional healers have bemoaned their exclusion from helping the government deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, saying ...

By Lwandile Bhengu

Eastern Cape health care workers cry for help

The Dispatch has been inundated with messages, voice notes and letters from health care staff complaining about how ...

By Bongani Fuzile

Eastern Cape legislature closed after employee tests positive for Covid-19

The Eastern Cape Legislature has been temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for Covid-19. This is ...

By Simtembile Mgidi






VIDEOS

Unpacking SA's coronavirus numbers.

Breaking down SA's coronavirus statistics.

The latest Covid-19 stats from South Africa

This video was made purely to share my story in ...


OPINION 

We’re wasting time and money when we should be probing Covid immunity

ANALYSIS | Forget lockdowns and costly PCR tests when it's better to focus on the extent of our immunity

By Dr Uri Gavish, Prof Udi Qimron, Eyal Shahar, Dr Ifat Abadi-Korek and Michael Levitt

Ramaphosa must get rid of dead wood to ignite South Africa’s recovery

Our cabinet of dreams is more like a nightmare populated by inept ministers

Peter Bruce
Columnist

Covid-19 disruption a transformative time for workers, unions

Are labour unions doing enough to represent the interests of their members? The Covid disruption offers the opportunity ...

Xhanti Payi
Columnist

Certainty 1: matric exams will be a farce. Certainty 2: ANC will hide this

The education dept says pupils have time to catch up, but politicians don’t care about their decisions’ results

My dreary soul felt peace amid the weary veld

In a barren highveld winter, made more so by Covid-19, we find comfort at De Hoek Country Hotel

By Chris Thurman

Never mind Covid, it’s the new wave of corruption that SA needs to cure

We know how to keep Covid-19 at bay, so let’s do the same with our leadership and wash our hands of it

Tom Eaton
Columnist

Without backing, Ramaphosa may become accused no 1

This weekend’s anti-corruption meeting looks set to be a bunfight that could cost the president his position

Times Select
Editorial

South Africa’s confidence in Cyril takes a dive amid Covid looting binge

It is undeniable that, at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, President Cyril Ramaphosa had the support of most South ...

Time is running out, so get to it, education department

Get safety measures in place pronto so the children you claim to educate can get the education they deserve

Times Select
Editorial

Diary of a vaccine volunteer, day 1: Well, that wasn’t bad, even the swab

I signed up to take part in trials for a promising vaccine as SA joins the global race against Covid-19

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

This is why you can’t trust scientists who want schools to reopen

The science of reopening schools must be looked at through the lens of inequality, not chances of infection

SA’s safety is yours to bear, so don’t mess up

Instead of lessening the burden to keep ourselves and others safe, level 2 requires us to shoulder it more than ever

Times Select
Editorial

Now work to rebuild economy begins

So South Africans finally got what most have been asking for — a move to Level 2. To the delight of smokers everywhere, ...

Expedite testing and contact tracing to win war against Covid-19

On March 5, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed South Africa's first patient to test positive ...

Online turns off connections crucial to learning, teaching

The sum of teaching’s parts is lost on screen, lessening the learning experience for educators and students

Urgent life support needed for critically injured health system

The Eastern Cape health department remains in complete disarray and no one will assume any responsibility for it

Tata ma chance with customer service and it’ll cost you

Companies that fail to win clients’ trust will end up being post-Covid-19 losers

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist

Eastern Cape fumbling its way through health crisis

They cannot say they did not know it was coming. They were warned there would be a surge in Covid-19 infections. They ...

Mirror, mirror on South Africa’s wall, who’s going to take the blame for ...

Our economy will tank and the IMF will play a huge role in our future. Now’s just to wait for the blame game

Get thee behind us, Bandile Masuku, but fear not, thou shalt return

He’s has been summoned by the ANC’s Integrity Commission, but we doubt that any hellfire awaits him

Tom Eaton
Columnist

Cyril has squandered the main thing he needs to fight Covid – our trust

The government’s non-science-based decisions are nonsensical and have cost it public trust

The ANC has turned us into happy criminals, just like its cadres

Recent state decisions have seen law-abiding citizens become at home with breaking the law, and why not?

Tom Eaton
Columnist

Covid-19 and mental health: ‘Constant worrying is not helpful’

There is significant concern about the ability of people to cope with the psychological stresses caused by the Covid-19 ...

By Yogan Pillay

Ill-conceived virus rules create a dependency culture

While the government focuses on irrelevant issues, millions are rapidly losing hope as they become jobless

By Rita Zwane

Virus won’t leave a lost generation ... but only if state acts fast

The Covid-19 pandemic won’t give rise to a lost generation like the 1976 Soweto uprising did, but it could result in ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

SPORT

Lions look to stalwarts for spring in the step against Stormers

Oddly‚ the Lions will go back in time as they try and shake the Covid-19 dust and cobwebs in their Super Fan festival ...

By Liam Del Carme

Coach Mark Boucher eyes No 1 Test spot after Proteas find new adopted ...

The Proteas came out of their culture camp in Skukuza in Mpumalanga last month with a new adopted identity and team ...

By Tiisetso Malepa

Ash Barty trades racket for golf club but still a champion

World number one Ash Barty may have decided to skip the US Open and the French Open but the coronavirus pandemic has ...

By Reuters

Much-loved SA Rugby board member Monde Tabata dies due to Covid-19 ...

Respected SA Rugby board member Monde Tabata has died due to Covid-19-related complications.

By Liam Del Carme

All teams to start Tour de France's 16th stage after negative Covid-19 ...

All 22 teams will start the 16th stage of the Tour de France after riders and staff members tested negative for ...

By Reuters

Tokyo Games to decide Covid-19 ‘counter-measures’ by end of year, says ...

Organisers are ploughing ahead with the postponed Tokyo Olympics and will decide by the end of the year what ...

By Reuters

Sam Horsfield out of US Open after positive Covid-19 test

Sam Horsfield has withdrawn from this week's US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in New York after testing positive for ...

By Reuters

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