Tanya Farber Senior science reporter

Tanya Farber is the senior science reporter for the Sunday Times and TimesLIVE.

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
How lab supersleuth prof Susan Engelbrecht nailed Covid-19's arrival

It was just a matter of time before the strange new coronavirus that had popped up in Wuhan, China, would make its way onto South African soil — ...

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
How thousands of stowaway pests are hitching a free ride into SA

The global Covid-19 pandemic has put human interactions with other animal species in the spotlight. But what about our interaction with plants? ...

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Alcohol curbs ‘led to big dip in Cape’s Easter weekend crash toll’

During the weekend before Easter, when there was no alcohol ban, there were 19% more road collisions, says report

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Covid-19: Western Cape out of the woods for now, but vigilance still required

'We want to continue for at least the next eight weeks to delay the third wave,' the head of the provincial health department, Dr Keith Cloete, said ...

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Fauci unveils study to test Moderna vaccine on SA Covid-19 variant

Moderna is the latest company to test whether its Covid-19 vaccine is weakened by what’s become known as the SA variant but is more technically known ...

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Pfizer jab can stop Covid transmission and not just disease, new studies find

However, unlike vaccines that use more traditional technology, mRNA vaccines are expensive and cold-chain heavy

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
PODCAST | How a year of lockdown has rewired our brains

It has been a year since the land fell quiet and we have since seen fundamental changes to our psyches

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
PODCAST | How a year of lockdown has rewired our brains — a year since the land ...

Prof Hlonipha Mokoena speaks to Sunday Times reporter Tanya Farber about ways in which the South African and global psyche has changed since a ...

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
Delivery scooters are lifeline for SA’s jobless

One organisation is doing its bit to propel South Africans out of unemployment and onto delivery bikes

Tanya Farber Senior science reporter
The ‘best’ vaccine: how does Pfizer fare against the others?

The brand approved for emergency use in SA wins for efficacy but loses for the dosing regimen

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