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We will be able to pay for vaccines, promises ...

DG Dondo Mogajane said the cost of vaccinating 40 million South Africans will be between R20bn and R24bn

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

Police got it wrong, says Bheki Cele over maskless Mpumalanga premier

Police minister Bheki Cele has admitted that police "badly" managed the mask matter involving Mpumalanga premier ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Zim doctors push for Ivermectin in Covid-19 treatment

Doctors in Zimbabwe have formally appealed for permission to use Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 patients, asserting the ...

By Lenin Ndebele

‘Restaurants can’t survive another week’: CEO stages sit-in at Union ...

It is imminent that the industry is facing complete and utter destruction, says Wendy Alberts, CEO of the Restaurants ...

ActionSA proposes Covid-19 multiparty platform which excludes EFF and ANC

ActionSA has proposed a multiparty platform to encourage a unified response to the Covid-19 crises, but excluding the ...

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 ...


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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, ...


Megan Rapinoe says Olympics cancellation would devastate her, US team

World Cup winning US midfielder Megan Rapinoe said she would be "devastated" if this year's Tokyo Olympic Games are ...

By Reuters

Bach says ‘no Plan B’ for Tokyo Games – Kyodo

There is "no Plan B" for the Tokyo Games, says International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, who reaffirmed ...

By Reuters

Relaxed South Africa happy with security arrangements in Pakistan

Quinton de Kock has lauded the security arrangements laid out for South Africa on their first tour of Pakistan in 14 ...

By Reuters

Japan prime minister vows to press ahead with Olympics despite coronavirus ...

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed on Monday to forge ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympic Games this ...

By Reuters

'No room to swing a racket': player shares lockdown life ahead of ...

As one of the 47 tennis players forced into a hard isolation ahead of the Australian Open, New Zealand's Artem Sitak ...

By Reuters

McLaren driver Lando Norris tests positive for Covid-19

He contracted the virus in Dubai, where he is on holiday before the team's training camp

By Reuters

India Test still planned for Sydney despite Covid-19 outbreak

Cricket Australia said on Sunday they were still planning to play the third Test against India in Sydney in early ...

By Reuters

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