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LATEST NEWS

Second batch of Covid-19 vaccines arrive in SA on ...

The government has confirmed that all is on track for the second batch of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to arrive ...

J&J says two people had severe allergic reactions after Covid-19 shot

A Johnson & Johnson scientist said on Friday that the company has received preliminary reports of two cases of severe ...

By Michael Erman

Significant progress made with ECD relief fund, says minister Lindiwe Zulu

Since the launch of the Early Childhood Development Employment Stimulus Relief Fund at the beginning of February, more ...

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine reduces transmission after one dose: UK study

Preliminary signs are that the Pfizer vaccine provides protection against becoming ill from SARS-CoV-2, and also helps ...

By Kate Kelland

SA to evaluate data received on Russia's SputnikV vaccine

Sahpra CEO Boitumelo Semete said the data would be evaluated for safety, quality and efficacy of SputnikV vaccine.

By Iavan Pijoos

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

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The latest Covid-19 stats from South Africa

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OPINION 

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

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
Columnist

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

SPORT

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

Winning teen Coco Gauff feeling at home on the ‘People’s Court’

American teenager Coco Gauff said she felt right at home among her spectator contemporaries on the John Cain Arena ...

By Reuters

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