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Thuli Madonsela on Covid-19 third wave: Let’s ...

The former public protector said we should all be proactive to prevent a third wave of Covid-19 infections.

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Thuli Madonsela on Covid-19 third wave: Let’s hang in there, vaccines are ...

The former public protector said we should all be proactive to prevent a third wave of Covid-19 infections.

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Origins of Covid-19 need to be investigated further, leading scientists say

The origin of the novel coronavirus is still unclear and there is not yet enough evidence to say conclusively if it ...

By Reuters

Covid-19 vaccine rollout will begin at private sector sites on May 24

The next stage of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout starts on Monday at state facilities, while those hoping to get the jab ...

By TimesLIVE

Commercially reprocessed medical devices ‘as safe as originals’

Medical device reprocessors body sets the record straight after recent article on single-use devices

By Daniel J Vukelich

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




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OPINION 

Commercially reprocessed medical devices ‘as safe as originals’

Medical device reprocessors body sets the record straight after recent article on single-use devices

By Daniel J Vukelich

Without a jab there’ll be no pot of gold for SA rugby

While our players stagnate at home due to Covid-19, the Kiwis and Aussies are in for a super weekend

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter

Let’s take a close look at the real state of SA’s vaccine rollout

Jonathan Jansen’s criticism of government’s vaccine rollout is all very well but we need to look at the whole picture

By David Harrison

SUE DE GROOT | Nothing hare-brained about teething for scientists and ...

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

Now that the fog has lifted, we see what a waste Covid ‘hygiene theatre’ ...

Millions of rand went into disinfecting surfaces, but the practice has no scientific backing

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist

MALAIKA MAHLATSI | Vaccine nationalism must be a wake-up call to Africa

A few days ago, Forbes magazine reported that  one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but ...

Same old, same old as Rainbow Cup heads in opposite directions

Travel restrictions have forced the organisers of the Rainbow Cup to alter its format, which is a setback for Boks ...

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter

Will ASA bat for its athletes or clock another brain fart?

Athletes need to qualify for Tokyo by June 29, so put on local meets to enable them to do so ... when it’s warm

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

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
Columnist

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
Columnist

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
Columnist

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
Columnist

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

SPORT

Japanese towns abandon plans to host Olympics athletes amid coronavirus ...

Dozens of Japanese towns have abandoned plans to accept overseas athletes competing in the Olympics from July due to ...

By Reuters

Japan’s Kei Nishikori adds voice to Olympic concerns

Japan's top-ranked men's tennis player Kei Nishikori added his voice to concerns about staging the Tokyo Olympic Games ...

By Reuters

Amid opposition, Japan Prime Minister says has ‘never put Olympics first’

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that he has never "put the Olympics first", as an opinion poll ...

By Reuters

Same old, same old as Rainbow Cup heads in opposite directions

Travel restrictions have forced the organisers of the Rainbow Cup to alter its format, which is a setback for Boks ...

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter

India’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 200,000 after record case surge

India's Covid-19 death toll surged past 200,000 on Wednesday as shortages of oxygen, medical supplies and hospital ...

By Tanvi Mehta

NASCAR not considering making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory

NASCAR will continue to encourage its drivers to get Covid-19 vaccinations through those who have already had their ...

By Reuters

UK denies report that PM Boris Johnson said ‘let the bodies pile high’

A newspaper report that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he would rather bodies piled "high in their ...

By Guy Faulconbridge

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