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Epic times as social media guru Emma Sadleir gives birth, marries and ...

“It’s been a helluva time. I had a baby, got super sick with Covid, I had got married and now I am dealing with ...

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist

WATCH | ‘Get your jab so we can get back to normal’: TS Galaxy players ...

As part of a government drive to get hesitant citizens vaccinated, players for TS Galaxy FC lined up to receive their ...

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Myths and misinformation could be preventing KZN's elderly from vaccinating

The KwaZulu-Natal government believes myths and misinformation about safety of the Covid-19 vaccination may have led to ...

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Senior reporter

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LISTEN | Cyril Ramaphosa's vaccine passport contradiction spotted by many

The presidency seems to have had a change of heart regarding the potential implementation of a vaccine passport system.

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SA passes 85,000 Covid-19 deaths as 125 fatalities recorded in 24 hours

SA passed another grim Covid-19 milestone, with the country now having recorded more than 85,000 fatalities linked to ...

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From Friday booze sales to gatherings - 5 ways your life will be different ...

Cyril Ramaphosa urged more people to get vaccinated, saying this would restore some degree of normality.

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Vaccine passport on the cards as Ramaphosa moves SA to level 2

The president loosened some restrictions and implored South Africans to spread the vaccine message

Ramaphosa announces move from adjusted level 3 to level 2 as Covid-19 ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the easing of Covid-19 regulations on Sunday evening.

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City of Cape Town issues warning against illegal events

The City of Cape Town warned on Sunday it would intensify its clampdown on illegal events in the coming weeks.

Aron Hyman
Reporter

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S’THEMBISO MSOMI | Message is good, but communicating it is poor

We like to think of ourselves as a soccer-mad nation.So it was reasonable for authorities to believe that the ...

S'thembiso Msomi
Editor: Sunday Times

HILARY JOFFE: Mines have best case for making workplace vaccination ...

As it happens, the mining industry is not covered by the department of labour directive issued in June that allows ...

By Hilary Joffe

Durban judge wants proof of Covid-19 jab or you’re barred from courtroom

A Durban high court judge presiding over a R28m corruption case involving KwaZulu-Natal ANC deputy chair Mike ...

By Tania Broughton

COVID-19 NEWS

What you said: We should not have total booze bans during Covid-19 waves

Sixty-one percent said total booze bans should be scrapped, while 24% said partial bans are "weak sauce" and total bans ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Sahpra approves Pfizer Covid-19 shot for children 12 and up

The South African Health Products Authority (Sahpra) has approved Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for use by children aged 12 ...

By Emma Rumney

'If Ramaphosa doesn't ease lockdown restrictions ... we aren't going to ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce relief for the hospitality trade by further easing some lockdown ...

By AMANDA KHOZA and APHIWE DEKLERK

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YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Can I catch Covid-19 from bank notes ...

The risk of catching Covid-19 from paper money or bank cards is low compared to person-to-person contact.

'My illness has worked out for good': Covid-19 anti-vaxxer becomes jab ...

A severe Covid-19 infection left anti-vaxxer Vanessa Joubert on a ventilator in ICU for 42 days, and led to her and her ...

Dhlomo urges MPs to use election campaign to encourage SA to get vaccinated

Deputy minister of health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has told parliament that the upcoming local government elections are ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

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Digital vaccination certificates just a week away, says health ministry

The new certificates will be uploadable on a smartphone and will be printable too.

By Tanya Farber

Africa gets major boost in efforts to track and trace Covid-19 changes

New disease variants, as shown by Covid-19's Delta, can change the course of pandemics, and identifying these changes ...

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

More than 5-million new people applied for the R350 grant this time around

By the end of August about 4.7-million R350 grant applicants had been paid.

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

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‘Africa must vaccinate quickly because it’s not winning the Covid battle’

As the fourth wave hits, millions of donated jabs have not arrived, with the continent down to 23% of what it had

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | If I have Covid during my second jab, ...

"At the end of the day, it probably doesn't really matter if you get the vaccine without realising you have Covid-19, ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

SA set for eased lockdown restrictions as new infections slow

The government is preparing to ease restrictions that were imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus after a ...

By S'thembile Cele and Loni Prinsloo

COVID-19 NEWS

Vaccine status checks and price hikes as Sanlam manages huge Covid bill, ...

The rate of rollout of vaccinations has a significant bearing on the prospects for SA's economic recovery, says the ...

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Be sports and vaccinate, students, or tertiary bodies may make life prickly

Universities and colleges are looking at ways to get them jabbed, including asking for negative Covid-19 tests

Prega Govender
Journalist

NICD says SA showing 'sustained downward trend' in Covid-19 cases

There were 6,270 new Covid-19 cases and 175 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Thursday.

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Declined for the R350 grant? Here’s why and how to appeal

As the SA Social Service Agency rolls out the R350 social relief of distress grants to approved beneficiaries, some are ...

Ticket to ride: fans with jabs to jump the queue for sport and concerts

The vaccination social mobilisation campaign is offering free sport and concert tickets to vaccinated fans

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

POLL | Should SA adopt a total booze ban during Covid-19 waves?

A study showed full alcohol bans during levels 4 and 5 were effective at reducing trauma cases, while partial bans were ...

COVID-19 NEWS

Third wave over in Gauteng and Limpopo, says NICD, as SA records 7,338 new ...

“Gauteng and Limpopo have already met the end-of-wave threshold criteria," NICD acting executive director Prof Adrian ...

Matthew Savides
Night news editor

Almost 9-million applications came in for Covid-19 R350 grant

Almost 9-million South Africans have applied for the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant.

RECORDED | Deputy president David Mabuza launches Covid-19 vaccination ...

Deputy president David Mabuza accompanied by health minister Joe Phaahla and sports, arts and culture minister Nathi ...

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YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I am fully vaccinated, where can I ...

Fully vaxxed and ready to put a fresh stamp on your passport? Here's where you can visit.

Medical and dental deans call for compulsory vaccination of health science ...

The SA Committee of Medical Deans and the SA Committee of Dental Deans have made a call for the compulsory vaccination ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

No jab, no consult: Mpumalanga doctor's stance sees unvaccinated patients ...

“I was tired of seeing my patients die, that’s why I came up with that notice” ... these are the words of Dr Tafara ...

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Get the jab, pleads life insurer as it reveals extent of Covid-19 death ...

Momentum Metropolitan's life insurance businesses paid R10.7bn in death claims during the year, compared to an average ...

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Declined for the R350 grant? Here’s why and how to appeal

As the SA Social Service Agency rolls out the R350 social relief of distress grants to approved beneficiaries, some are ...

Is alert level 2 on the cards? Here’s why SA thinks it might be

"I can smell Sun City's Valley of Waves," said one social media user.

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Covid-19 infographic showing vaccine benefits ‘definitely not fake news’, ...

The infographic shows dramatic differences between the number of vaccinated versus unvaccinated people admitted to ...

Paul Ash
Senior reporter

Employer body Neasa says vaccination should be employee’s choice

The decision to be vaccinated or not remains the prerogative of an employee, says the National Employers Association of ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

COVID-19 NEWS

SA records 5,372 new Covid-19 cases and 282 deaths in 24 hours

SA recorded 5,372 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, along with 282 coronavirus-related fatalities.

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TODD MALONE | Lost in translation: how Covid-19 language can be ...

To communicate the real value of vaccines we must make information easily available and understandable

By Todd Malone

PODCAST | The whole truth and nothing but on vaccines and ivermectin

Prof Helen Rees, whose job is making sure what we put in our bodies is right for our bodies, tells us the unvarnished ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

COVID-19 NEWS

Significantly fewer Covid-19 fatalities reported in past 24-hour cycle

Significantly fewer deaths related to Covid-19 were recorded on Sunday.

By Naledi Shange

SA records 4,100 new Covid-19 cases as 6.6-million are now fully vaccinated

Of the new cases, most were again in KwaZulu-Natal (1,163), with the Eastern Cape (1,005) the only other province to ...

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What you said: Companies should not make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory

Companies need to consider their employees’ constitutional rights before implementing mandatory policies for Covid-19 ...

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YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Can my Covid-19 result change if I ...

False negatives and false positives after a Covid-19 test are common.

Veggie might: plant-based diet could limit Covid-19 symptoms, study finds

Minimising severity pays off in the long term given research that shows symptoms can last six months after infection

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

Teaching vacancies reach unacceptable levels in Eastern Cape

Budget cuts to blame for the 4,107 unfilled teacher posts, says MEC

Prega Govender
Journalist

COVID-19 NEWS

Covid-19 vaccine: Migrants hit many hurdles in way to get a jab

Celani Kamwambo can't wait to get vaccinated but first she needs to recover from breathlessness and "flu-like" symptoms ...

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

With 1.2-billion Covid shots they don’t need, rich nations must help the ...

Experts say it’s time they assisted those that haven’t been able to vaccinate frontline workers and the vulnerable

By James Paton

Significantly fewer Covid-19 fatalities reported in past 24-hour cycle

Significantly fewer deaths related to Covid-19 were recorded on Sunday.

By Naledi Shange

COVID-19 NEWS

'I find no joy in eating': Why recovery can stink for some infected with ...

Nicolaas Venter was relieved when his sense of smell returned three days after he got Covid a year ago, but he wasn't ...

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter

'We don’t know what's going to happen each day': Prof leading research on ...

The virus that causes Covid is relentless and sneaky. To outwit its enemy — the human immune system — it continually ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

New Covid-19 variant shows 'concerning mutations'

The original SARS-CoV-2 virus, first detected in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, was first detected in SA in March 2020.

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

COVID-19 NEWS

President Ramaphosa affirms rights of employee and employer on Covid-19 ...

“No one should be forced to be vaccinated. Instead we need to use the available scientific evidence to encourage people ...

Need to protect people cited as Discovery plans mandatory vaccination ...

"Discovery intends to implement a mandatory vaccination policy effective 1 January 2022," DIscovery CEO Adrian Gore ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What percentage of efficiency must ...

A Covid-19 vaccine needs to have at least 50% effectiveness against the various strains of the virus to be approved.

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SA records 247 Covid-19 deaths and 9,199 cases in 24 hours

More than 2.8-million Covid-19 cases have been recorded since the outbreak of the coronavirus in SA, the NICD said on ...

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WATCH | More freedom is coming for vaccinated people, says Phaahla

The government is planning relaxed lockdown Covid-19 restrictions for vaccinated people, health minister Joe Phaahla ...

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End of alert level 3 restrictions in sight as third wave declines, says ...

Health minister Joe Phaahla dropped a broad hint on Friday that his department will recommend an easing of the alert ...

By TimesLIVE

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Teacher abandons strict observance of Covid-19 protocols to resuscitate ...

"I just felt so good that I was in the right place at the right time, and I had done something to benefit the life of ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Is it safe to get the vaccine if you ...

The vaccine is safe for those who are allergic to eggs, but you will have to wait a little longer in the observation ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Rental market showing signs of life after Covid-19 slowdown

When Covid-19 hit, the rental market took a battering, with many tenants seeking refuge with families and friends as ...

COVID-19 NEWS

SA records 418 Covid-19 deaths and 9,203 cases in 24 hours

There have been 82,914 fatalities recorded to date.

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Premier Alan Winde cycles in to open drive-through vaccination site at ...

Western Cape premier Alan Winde appeared in his cycling gear on Thursday to open the drive-through vaccination site at ...

By Tanya Farber

New stats show protective power of Covid-19 jabs, say UK scientists

Vaccinated people who contract Covid-19 have significantly lower odds of severe disease or hospitalisation than ...

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COVID-19 NEWS

SA records 9,500 Covid-19 cases and 235 deaths in 24 hours

There have been 2,787,203 confirmed cases and 82,496 fatalities to date, according to latest NICD figures.

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Winde pushes for looser lockdown as Western Cape passes third-wave peak

The Western Cape lockdown must be eased as the third wave of Covid-19 declines, says premier Alan Winde.

By TimesLIVE

WATCH | C.1.2 variant: What is it and should we be worried?

SA scientists have identified a new coronavirus variant that shares many mutations with some of the world's most ...

Deepa Kesa
Multimedia producer

COVID-19 NEWS

What we know so far about new Covid-19 variant C.1.2

This is what we know so far about a new Covid-19 variant - dubbed C.1.2 - which was recently detected in SA.

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

New Covid-19 variant not a threat to vaccine efficacy, say scientists

NICD experts said on Monday there was no reason to believe the new variant - dubbed C.1.2 - will disrupt the efficacy ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

SA records 5,644 Covid-19 cases and 235 deaths in 24 hours

SA recorded 5,644 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on ...

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COVID-19 NEWS

1.3-million people fully vaccinated in Gauteng, as province reaches ...

Gauteng has administered 3-million vaccines, the health department says, as the inoculation rollout expands through ...

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Worrying new variant gaining traction in SA and abroad, says expert

Scientists fear it could be more transmissible and vaccine-evasive than others

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Ending the coronavirus is top of God’s to-do list

The Covid-19 pandemic has generated a flurry of letters to the Almighty

By Gwen Ackerman

COVID-19 NEWS

Covid testing costs no shot in the arm for tourism industry, not least in ...

Uniformity of availability and testing costs is urgently needed to keep the more than R130-trillion industry afloat

By Fran Golden

Covid-19 infections on the rise in KZN — here’s what is being done to ...

Cumulative cases in KwaZulu-Natal stand at 476,193, according to the latest figures from the health department.

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Where can I volunteer to assist with ...

The health department is running a programme in which citizens can volunteer to assist with the vaccine rollout at ...

COVID-19 NEWS

Losing a year is like losing fingers, says Angie, who still wants ...

The education minister wants more children in class, but is playing it by ear for now, while also monitoring dropouts

Prega Govender
Journalist

US Pfizer approval is the boost SA vax drive needs

Prof Salim Abdool Karim believes the thoroughness of the FDA trials will give the vaccine untainted credibility

Paul Ash
Senior reporter

SA could start giving Covid booster shots by the end of the year

Some experts say SA should rather focus on getting the majority vaccinated as third wave rumbles on

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

COVID-19 NEWS

Don't wait, vaccinate: funnyman Riaad Moosa gets serious about Covid-19

Moosa joins a host of SA celebs as #BeaSAver ambassadors, aiming to assuage vaccine hesitancy and encourage people to ...

Sanet Oberholzer
Lifestyle writer

Jennifer Bala reveals she and her family contracted Covid-19

"It's been quite a hectic week,' she said.

By Joy Mphande

At least 10,000 young children who should be going to school are not ...

“The sobering reality is that we have now reached a point where it’s virtually impossible to recover all of the lost ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

COVID-19 NEWS

Scant evidence ivermectin benefits people, say experts

For anti-vaxxers, ivermectin is the "miracle cure" that makes Covid-19 vaccines unnecessary - for emergency doctors, ...

By TANYA FARBER and PAUL ASH

Motshekga: 'It has become quite clear that we shouldn't scrap the October ...

It’s official: the October school holidays won’t be scrapped.

Prega Govender
Journalist

Partying KZN MEC fined half her salary for flouting Covid-19 rules

KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has been fined half her months salary, handed a warning letter and ...

COVID-19 NEWS

Religion and social media blamed for Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

An anecdote from your neighbour's cousin is not equal to sound scientific research based on a sample of millions of ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

SA's excess deaths to hit 250,000 mark in the Covid-19 cataclysm

The number of "excess deaths" since Covid-19 got a grip on SA is poised to pass the 250,000 mark.

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief

'I’m wishing it away': ICU doctor on Covid-19 front line speaks of 4th wave

Exhaustion and anxiety are hitting healthcare workers hard as they continue to work long hours on the front line of the ...

COVID-19 NEWS

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | How long until we reach 'herd immunity'?

To date SA has vaccinated 11.6-million citizens, which is 29% of the goal.

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Could I get more sick from Covid-19 if ...

Cigarette smoking increases the risk of more severe illness from Covid-19, which could result in hospitalisation, the ...

SA records 12,771 new Covid-19 cases, 357 deaths in 24 hours

KwaZulu-Natal continues to be SA's Covid-19 epicentre, with 3,610 of the country's 12,771 new cases recorded in the ...

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COVID-19 NEWS

‘Come see the dead bodies’: health minister livid at anti-vaxxers

Western Cape’s Nomafrench Mbombo says so-called ‘experts’ are undermining public interest and putting lives at risk

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Could I get more sick from Covid-19 if ...

Cigarette smoking increases the risk of more severe illness from Covid-19, which could result in hospitalisation, the ...

'It was too much' — Gcina Nkosi talks about her 'lockdown' financial woes

Gcina said she was devastated by level 5 of the national lockdown to contain the coronavirus last year.

COVID-19 NEWS

Here's what to do if you lose your Covid-19 vaccination card

It’s a card many South Africans have been waiting for for a long time – and one you wouldn’t want to lose.

Sanet Oberholzer
Lifestyle writer

Pop-up vaccinations a 'win' for Gauteng, as province reaches 70,000 daily ...

Premier David Makhura said the province will now aim for a new ambitious target of 100,000 vaccines daily to give the ...

JONATHAN JANSEN | Ignore the anti-vax brigade and focus on the vax hesitant

Not enough is being done to accelerate vaccinations, the spinoff from which will bring some of the unvaxxed on board

COVID-19 NEWS

Vaccines don’t provide protection for as long as hoped, study reveals

Data from test results shows the effectiveness of some vaccines begins to wane after four to five months

By William Schomberg

‘Anti-vaxxers who push rubbish theories are like Aids denialists’

Retired judge Edwin Cameron, using seat belts as an analogy, says jabs need to become a ‘legal norm’

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

SA records more than 500 Covid-19 deaths and 13,200 cases in 24 hours

To date, 80,469 people have been confirmed to have died from Covid-19 related complications, latest statistics show.

By TimesLIVE

COVID-19 NEWS

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | How will South Africans abroad get the ...

Citizens overseas are vaccinated in the countries in which they reside.

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Nervous to get vaccinated? Doctors debunk common myths

Infectious disease doctors and vaccine experts have debunked six common myths about the risks of Covid-19 vaccines, ...

By TimesLIVE

'Get a refund from your med school': Inside Tim Nokes & Shabir Madhi’s ...

Professors Shabir Madhi and Tim Noakes crossed swords on social media recently regarding Covid-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 NEWS

SA closing in on 80,000 Covid-19 deaths, with 369 recorded in 24 hours

SA stands on the threshold of another grim coronavirus milestone - just 47 cases short of 80,000 fatalities.

By TimesLIVE

Rising funeral costs add pain to grief of Covid-19 deaths

Global demand for timber and a huge increase in deaths means the soaring cost of a decent burial is beyond the reach of ...

By Chris Makhaye

Llamandla! Mammal’s antibodies are the real deal in fight against Covid

The llama has unique antibodies that reach parts of the virus that are difficult to access with conventional ones

By Clement Rossignol

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I am young and strong, why do I need a ...

"Young people with comorbidities are as high-risk as older people. Also, we need as many people as possible of all ages ...

Angie Motshekga denies plan to scrap October school holidays

The department of basic education has denied it plans to scrap this year's spring holidays due to lost teaching time.

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter

Ramaphosa applauds youth's enthusiasm in getting their Covid-19 vaccines

President Cyril Ramaphosa says young people have been an integral part of the national effort to battle the coronavirus ...

COVID-19 NEWS

SA records 7,600 new Covid-19 cases, with a third of them in KZN

According to NICD data, there were 7,632 new Covid-19 cases identified in SA in the past 24 hours, along with 163 ...

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Joburg nurse charged with selling 'fake' Covid-19 certificates 'also had ...

The Parkhurst Clinic nurse who was bust at the weekend for allegedly selling fake Covid-19 negative certificates was ...

Nurse in court as City of Joburg tries to trace buyers of fake Covid-19 ...

The City of Joburg is trying to verify how many Covid-19 certificates were allegedly fraudulently issued by an employee.

COVID-19 NEWS

What you said: No vaccine, no entry at events

No vax, no entry, say many TimesLIVE readers.

Vaccine hesitancy is less about avoiding the jab and more about getting ...

Vaccine hesitancy is less about avoiding the jab and more about getting access to it, experts say.

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What is a Covid-19 rapid test?

A PCR Test is used to diagnose people who have Covid-19.

COVID-19 NEWS

City of Joburg health worker arrested for selling Covid-19 negative ...

A City of Joburg health worker was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly selling fake Covid-19 negative test ...

'Covid-19 has reminded us … to focus on the vulnerable': A health lesson ...

Former Rwandan health minister turned academic Agnes Binagwaho talks about how her country, among the poorest in ...

Paul Ash
Senior reporter

Mandatory jabs not on cards yet, but experts say pandemic requires special ...

Mandatory Covid-19 jabs for specific groups are being discussed by the ministerial advisory committee on vaccines, says ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

COVID-19 NEWS

Rooibos could give you upper cuppa hand in fight against Covid-19

Rooibos could be just the cup of tea to get people through the Covid-19 pandemic, according to biotechnologists at Cape ...

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief

'Covid-19 fatigue' a real threat as the number of infections soar, warns ...

As new Covid-19 infections soar across the province, KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Nomagugu Simelane sounded the alarm bells ...

Northern Cape schools hit by high Covid-19 infection rate as matrics set ...

The Northern Cape has recorded 526 new Covid-19 infections in schools over the past week, compared with 213 in total ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

COVID-19 NEWS

Over-18s drive up SA's vaccination numbers, as 14,300 new cases are ...

On the first day that over-18s were allowed to register and receive their Covid-19 vaccines, nearly 250,000 shots were ...

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Teacher unions object to ‘imminent cancellation’ of October school break

SA’s five teacher unions have written to basic education minister Angie Motshekga to express disappointment about not ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

OPINION | Pandemic misinformation is biggest hurdle

It's time to take control. We need to understand. We need to help each other. We need to beat this. We need to move ...

By Dr Rinesh Chetty

Excited over-18s join vaccine rollout, look forward to a 'normal life'

“My mom and dad are vaccinated, my grandparents are vaccinated, now it’s my turn," says first-year accounting student ...

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist

'ICU is a cold and lonely place, get vaccinated' - Covid-19 survivor

Khanya Ndaka received a WhatsApp message from her 10-year-old daughter as she lay in ICU. It said: 'I think you are ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Getting vaccinated? Great, but here’s why you should hold out on booze and ...

The cabinet announced on Thursday that South Africans aged 18 and older can get the jab from Friday.

COVID-19 NEWS

Covid-19 hangover: as more around the world are vaccinated, fewer give ...

As people line up for Covid-19 vaccinations across the globe, there is a growing shortage of blood donors.

By Sangmi Cha

'ICU is a cold and lonely place, get vaccinated' - Covid-19 survivor

Khanya Ndaka received a WhatsApp message from her 10-year-old daughter as she lay in ICU. It said: 'I think you are ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

A look at some of the people we spoke to 100 days into lockdown: Where are ...

Parenting concerns, financial hardships and vaccine hesitancy emerge.

By Naledi Shange and Shonisani Tshikalange

COVID-19 NEWS

Alert level 3 to continue as third wave refuses to decline, says Phaahla

Alert level 3 of the lockdown will continue, health minister Joe Phaahla said on Friday.

By Dave Chambers