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LATEST NEWS

Eastern Cape again accounts for more than half ...

The Eastern Cape accounted for 1,217 of the 2,302 Covid-19 infections confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours.

By TimesLIVE

Battles won, and lost, against Aids hold valuable lessons for Covid-19 ...

World AIDS Day this year finds us still deep amid another pandemic – Covid-19.

By Linda-Gail Bekker for The Conversation

Traffic stats show why officials fear Covid-19 festive spread

As many as 20,000 vehicles travel between Gauteng and Western Cape per day over the holiday season, with 15,000 moving ...

'Mini-lockdowns' on cards for Western Cape as hospitalisations climb

"Covid-19 numbers are still climbing in the Garden Route and now in Cape Town too, and this is very concerning for me," ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

POLL| Covid-19 cases in SA approach 800,000 - are you still following the ...

The health department has urged South Africans to make use of the Covid Alert SA app to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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 

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.

This is Cyril Ramaphosa’s legacy moment. He dare not fail

On Thursday, the president will unveil his economic recovery plan, an important milestone in his tenure

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis

Cyril’s diktats on who can visit South Africa make no sense when tourist ...

Disallowing travellers from certain countries will shut us out of markets and limit job creation and economic revival

Caiphus Kgosana
Executive editor: opinions and analysis

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
Editor-at-large & 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

SPORT

Tokyo 2020 organisers estimate Olympic Games postponement cost $1.9bn

This year’s postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to the outbreak of the coronavirus cost about $1.9bn, ...

By REUTERS

England's hospitals could be overwhelmed without new tier system

Hospitals in England risk being overwhelmed if lawmakers do not support the government's new plan for restrictions, ...

By Reuters

Maritzburg after sacking Tinkler: 'The results have not been forthcoming'

The Premiership coaching guillotine claimed another victim when Maritzburg United showed coach Eric Tinkler the door on ...

By Khanyiso Tshwaku

Berlin November responds to Covid challenge

The celebrated annual Berlin November traditional horse racing event will still happen this year, but with a few ...

By Mfundo Piliso

Proteas player tests positive for Covid-19 and two others isolated ahead ...

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that a Proteas player has tested positive for Covid-19 in mandatory tests ...

By MAHLATSE MPHAHLELE

West Ham United chief says club losing two million pounds a match without ...

West Ham United are losing 2 million pounds ($2.7 million) a match with spectators barred from attending games amid the ...

By Reuters

Indian Premier League cash-cow delivers even in Covid times

The robust appeal of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was once again highlighted this year after the world's richest ...

By Reuters

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