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|| SA TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES:538,184||DEATHS:9,604|| RECOVERIES: 387,316||

||EC TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES:81,014|DEATHS:2,033||EC RECOVERIES: 74,004||

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LATEST NEWS

Five months in, Covid-19 cases in SA now sit at 538,184

On March 5, the first Covid-19 case was recorded in SA. Just five months later, the total number of cases in the ...

By TimesLIVE

Don't wait — lift tobacco ban now, Tax Justice SA tells Ramaphosa

Tax Justice SA (TJSA) has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the tobacco ban, saying it was causing “misery” ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

New Covid-19 tender task team won't usurp powers of law enforcement: Lamola

Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has moved to allay fears that the new interministerial task ...

By Sthembile Cele

My family did not get any Covid-19 tenders: Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday denied that he or his family were awarded Covid-19 related tenders.

By Orrin Singh

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 

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

Covid-19 and mental health: ‘Constant worrying is not helpful’

There is significant concern about the ability of people to cope with the psychological stresses caused by the Covid-19 ...

By Yogan Pillay

Ill-conceived virus rules create a dependency culture

While the government focuses on irrelevant issues, millions are rapidly losing hope as they become jobless

By Rita Zwane

Virus won’t leave a lost generation ... but only if state acts fast

The Covid-19 pandemic won’t give rise to a lost generation like the 1976 Soweto uprising did, but it could result in ...

Disgraceful exploitation of virus tragedy must end

And so the cycle of self-enrichment continues ... as major industries, including the tobacco, liquor and tourism ...

Aggressive debt reduction is like fixing deck chairs on the Mendi

Nearly a fifth of the 16.4-million South Africans who were employed in the first quarter had joined the ranks of the ...

Ayabonga Cawe
Columnist

Can a struggling firm refuse to refund your pre-Covid holiday booking ?

If a payment is made to a business in error, and that business is experiencing extreme financial hardship at the time, ...

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist

Covid-clueless ANC has treated us with contempt and even sadism

We’re in an unscientific, nonsensical mire where no one knows what they’re doing, thanks to an indolent ANC

Too many opinions, not enough science on schools

There’s a lot of short-term thinking on kids and Covid-19. What we need are long-term solutions

Times Select
Editorial

An elastic band to a gun fight: why Covid-19 isn’t going anywhere

Vaccine is far off and our rulers are hapless, so we can rely only on ourselves to survive, says top SA doctor

By Dr Ryan Ramdass

How South Africa’s leaders unwittingly sabotaged Covid-19 effort

Covid-19 infections are rising sharply in SA and Latin America. This is fitting as SA resembles the countries of South ...

By Steven Friedman

Government’s ineptitude fails the poor

An academic survey into the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus has painted a very sobering picture of who is at ...

Times Select
Editorial

COPE: President Cyril Ramaphosa cannot close his eyes on the total ...

The Eastern Cape Health Department is in a serious crisis and on the verge of collapse. President Ramaphosa cannot ...

Rising Covid-19 tsunami affecting Eastern Cape paramedics

Ambulance company manager says hospitals are full and patients often have to be taken home

By Agency Staff

Worker-filled factories just another of the ANC’s fantasies

The elite are out of touch with a country that is rapidly shedding jobs and businesses

Peter Bruce
Columnist

Money thrown at the Covid-19 pandemic will have mixed effect

The economic effects of Covid-19 are likely to persist for at least the next 12-18 months, and so  consumer-oriented ...

By Chris Gilmour

The best shot at a vaccine may not even be that great

Many of the vaccines scientists are looking at may not reach the ‘one-shot’ standard

By Sarah Newey and Paul Nuki

So, SAA is saved. Is it worth it, and what next?

SAA’s creditors have given the stricken state-owned airline’s revised business rescue plan the green light, with 86% of ...

Nick Wilson
Senior reporter

SPORT

New Covid-19 tender task team won't usurp powers of law enforcement: Lamola

Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has moved to allay fears that the new interministerial task ...

By Sthembile Cele

Why Kaizer Chiefs great Lucas Radebe is preparing for a double celebration

Kaizer Chiefs could complete a memorable year for retired former player Lucas Radebe if coach Ernst Middendorp's ...

By Sazi Hadebe

Sascoc board looks to ban suspended president Hendricks at long-awaited ...

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) board wants suspended president Barry Hendricks ousted from ...

By David Isaacson

World No 1 Justin Thomas gunning for elusive second major in San Francisco

Newly-crowned world number one Justin Thomas said on Tuesday he was aiming to finally capture an elusive second major ...

By Reuters

‘He has been grounded’ – South Africa weighs in on suspension of ...

Videos of Bobby Motaung allegedly partying during lockdown are still circulating on social media

By Cebelihle Bhengu

Kaizer Chiefs suspends club boss Bobby Motaung for allegedly partying ...

In a shock move Kaizer Chiefs have suspended Bobby Motaung following a series of incriminating videos that went viral ...

By Marc Strydom

Kaizer Chiefs suspends club boss Bobby Motaung for allegedly partying ...

In a shock move Kaizer Chiefs have suspended Bobby Motaung following a series of incriminating videos that went viral ...

By Marc Strydom

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