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Sahpra lifts suspension on J&J vaccines with ...

The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has recommended that the temporary pause on the rollout of the ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Israel rescinds outdoor coronavirus mask requirement

Israel rescinded the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors and fully reopened schools on Sunday in the latest return ...

By Reuters

SA records 1,400 new Covid-19 cases, 90 deaths in the past 24 hours

SA recorded 1,424 new Covid-19 cases and 92 deaths in the past 24 hours up to Friday night, health minister Dr Zweli ...

By TimesLIVE

South Africa records 1,400 new Covid-19 cases, 90 deaths in the past 24 ...

South Africa recorded 1,424 new Covid-19 cases and 92 deaths in the past 24 hours, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said

By TimesLIVE

Private sector pledges to help government boost vaccination rollout

The private sector on Friday pledged its full support for the government’s national vaccination rollout

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

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


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 ...


As vaccines are tested for safety, maintain Covid safety protocols

For the second time, South Africa has been caught flat-footed in its attempts at vaccinating sufficient numbers of ...

As long as jabs aren’t from the West, they’re fine for the EFF

The EFF thinks we should get vaccines from Russia and China because they are ‘of better efficacy’. Really?!

Tom Eaton

Buy-in to solidarity is key to successful vaccine rollout

Vaccines have been saving lives for centuries. SA has been immunising children for decades and now the World Health ...

By Dr Gugu Ngubane

Why you should still care about the AstraZeneca vaccine

South Africa's one million AstraZeneca doses have already been redistributed to 16 African countries, who received them ...

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

OPINION | Covid-19 shows why united action is needed for more robust ...

The Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge to the global community since the 1940s.

By Various authors

Data shows third Covid wave soon to hit Eastern Cape metros

With a third coronavirus wave certain to hit within weeks, experts call for a concerted awareness drive

By Prof Azwinndini Muronga and Prof Darelle van Greunen

Dear scientists, thanks for soldiering on in the face of modern medievals

After a year of wilful ignorance, let’s hear it for the health workers and ‘witches’ who will save us

Tom Eaton

We should have locked down education before we locked up South Africa

Until there is a coordinated campaign to educate the public about vaccines, hesitancy will remain

Education essential to eliminate vaccine hesitancy

There is even a fancy phrase for it — vaccine hesitancy. Simply put, it means a reluctance to be vaccinated even when ...

To retain South Africa’s bread and butter, which is possible, you need to ...

To avoid a currency collapse and full-blown failed state, the country needs to ditch the tax-and-spend formula

Tony Leon

Hard lessons learnt thanks to Covid must not be wasted

The pandemic is almost behind us. With the arrival of the first consignment of vaccines and the encouraging drop in the ...

JONATHAN JANSEN | Covid-19 lessons we must heed, lest we miss a ...

These insights have given us an opportunity to re-evaluate SA’s education system for the better

Can we stop wasting time on drivel and start focusing on sense, please?

Mainstream media should be giving voice to those in the know, not those on Muizenberg beach

Tom Eaton

Health minister Zweli Mkhize: The next chapter in our Covid battle

If one were to write a tome on SA’s enduring battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, Monday would mark a new chapter – ...

By Zweli Mkhize

MAFIKA MGCINA | Struggle for survival as crucial as fighting coronavirus ...

More than two million people have lost their jobs since March

By Mafika Mgcina

Winning the war against the virus demands that we work in harmony

One big lesson we have learnt from Covid-19 is that the virus is non-discriminatory. It knows no class, gender or ...

‘Back to school’ stress on rise

Whether your child is starting grade 1 or matric, Covid-19 has already messed up “back to school” for pupils across SA

By Gillian McAinsh

JUSTICE MALALA | Soon, SA will turn those water cannons on the ANC

It happened to the NUM at Marikana and it will happen to the ruling party, which is fast losing touch with its people

Schools should absolutely not reopen in lockdown level three

Government does not prioritise children and teachers. If it did, thousands of educators would not be dead

'Twenty Plenty' my foot. Or was it? Maybe this year wasn't all bad

Got two Covid funerals on Sunday. Not sure I can go. Comorbidities. I did not know that word until this year.

It’s hysterical bull, but the pox of anti-vaxxer idiocy persists

“Vaccine” is not a word ​on everyone’s lips in these troubled, trying and disturbing times. Most of us are too scared ...

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

We’re in denial over Covid, but great at pretending we’re not

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

Why didn’t the government get enraged about matric rage?

Turns out matric rage is a superspreader event. Who’d have guessed?

Tom Eaton

Anti-Covid products may be making false claims

According to guidance published by many health authorities, including the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care in ...

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist

‘Super-spreader’ events the next big threat

As Covid-fatigue sets in, super-spreader events are becoming a great concern.


Tokyo Games, Thomas Bach re-election tops IOC session agenda

This summer's Tokyo Olympics will be in the spotlight at a three-day virtual meeting of the International Olympic ...

By Reuters

Lights on in Christchurch as New Zealand host Australia for T20s

In the new normal for professional cricketers, Australia will emerge from coronavirus quarantine on Sunday evening less ...

By Reuters

Mthethwa: Fans in sports stadiums low on priority list for opening economy

Minister of sport Nathi Mthethwa has indicated that allowing fans back into stadiums will be at the tail end of ...

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter

Australia remain cold to attempts to reschedule incoming tour against the ...

Cricket South Africa (CSA) director of cricket Graeme Smith has revealed that there have been no inroads made with ...

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter

Over half of Japan firms want Olympics cancelled or postponed

Over half of Japanese firms believe the Tokyo Olympic Games should be cancelled or postponed, a survey by think tank ...

By Reuters

Nick Kyrgios mocks Novak Djokovic with grand entrance

Nick Kyrgios renewed his running feud with Novak Djokovic on Sunday when he mocked the world number one with a grand ...

By Reuters

2021 Comrades Marathon cancelled‚ but virtual run to go ahead

The 2021 edition of the Comrades Marathon scheduled for June 13 has been cancelled‚ organisers announced on Wednesday.

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

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