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LATEST NEWS

'Real possibility' that J&J vaccines ready to be ...

There is a "real possibility" that the Johnson & Johnson vaccines ready to be distributed to South Africans from the ...

By TimesLIVE

Lessons learnt from HIV became the mainstay of our Covid-19 response: ...

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said SA used the lessons learnt in tackling the HIV/Aids pandemic to ...

Nearly 9,150 new Covid-19 cases recorded in SA in 24 hours as third wave ...

The figures from the past seven days, according to the NICD, mean the third wave of the infections has officially hit ...

By TimesLIVE

‘Let us trust in Moseneke’, says Ramaphosa over election inquiry

President Cyril  Ramaphosa on Thursday pleaded with South Africans to allow a panel led by justice Dikgang Moseneke to ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

‘Let us trust in Moseneke’, says Ramaphosa over election inquiry

President Cyril  Ramaphosa on Thursday pleaded with South Africans to allow a panel led by justice Dikgang Moseneke to ...

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





VIDEOS

Unpacking SA's coronavirus numbers.

Breaking down SA's coronavirus statistics.

The latest Covid-19 stats from South Africa

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OPINION 

Have you no sense of decency, Mkhize? Oh, how a mighty reputation has ...

SA’s health department has been accused of ‘shocking looting’, yet the man at its helm remains in his scrubs

Tony Leon
Columnist

Nobody is safe until we are all safe, so global solidarity is vital

Barring others from your country can work only so far, for the history of humanity is one of movement and immigration

Lukanyo Mnyanda
Editor: Business Day

From above: Johannesburg during lockdown

Journalists have been covering Covid-19 mostly from the ground, but these drone images give a new perspective

By James Oatway

LIAM DEL CARME | Forget faster, higher, stronger or Covid-19 will torch ...

Right now, sport is anything but unifying in Japan, where citizens are, rightly, rising up against the Olympic Games

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter

We all need to play our part in crucial vaccination drive

It is encouraging to see at least some of the Eastern Cape’s seniors putting their faith in the Covid-19 vaccine.

At the tail-end of Covid-19, closing schools is not an option

What we need is vigilance because a sense of normalcy is vital for pupils’ and teachers’ wellbeing

Vaccination against Covid-19 is our best shot

Every single vaccination helps us reach herd immunity, which helps individuals, communities and the country

By Mosima Mabunda

Whichever way you vax it, most people will eventually get the needle

In this frenetic age suspicions are understandable, but when people see there is little to fear, they’ll come around

Tom Eaton
Columnist

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 ...

SPORT

Gauteng sports department denies shocking claims over disbursement of ...

The Gauteng department of sports, arts and culture has refuted claims that it paid two companies R16.5m to disburse ...

Japan considers asking Olympic fans for negative Covid-19 tests, ...

Japan is considering requiring negative Covid-19 test results or vaccination records from fans attending the Tokyo ...

By Reuters

‘Absurd’ to stage Tokyo Games, says professor of public health

A professor of public health and adviser to the New Zealand government said on Tuesday there was no justification for ...

By Reuters

Vaccination rollout for SA’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes begins on ...

The Covid-19 vaccination programme for SA’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes will begin in earnest on Monday, the SA ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

LIAM DEL CARME | Forget faster, higher, stronger or Covid-19 will torch ...

Right now, sport is anything but unifying in Japan, where citizens are, rightly, rising up against the Olympic Games

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter

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
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