Tobacco giant and government square-up over ban
In a battle of wills played out before a full Bench of the Western Cape High Court today, the legal team of British American Tobacco (Batsa) came face to face that of Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana ...
Fight-back against profiteers of pandemic
In the face of mounting pressure from opposition parties, its allies and within its own ranks to address allegations of corruption, nepotism and cronyism related to Covid-19 state tenders, President Cyril Ramaphosa's attempts to address the issue has clearly ...
'Declining' infection rates under scrutiny
SA may possibly experience a second surge, as is happening in many countries, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said, putting a damper on government indications that the daily infection rate was showing a decline in some hotspots. The Citizen reports Mkhize said SA ...
KZN jumps ahead of ECape with daily infections
Alcohol industry urged to embrace 'new normal'
ECape to research 70 000 recoveries
MECs miss school feeding plan deadline
Curriculum will 'return to normal' in three years
One 'long-term fire' rather than seasonal waves
Secondary effects of the pandemic
BCG link to slower infection rates
Symptoms more varied and lingering longer
Private hospitals order remdesivir
Covid-19 a 'dress rehearsal' for bigger pandemic
OECD calls for wide-ranging economic reforms
Drop in salary payments
DJ tells of 'carnage' in entertainment industry
Online tool monitors police lockdown brutality
Liberty braces for death claims
UN's online assembly guidance during pandemic
Hope for added private/public sector ventures
Lockdown could lead to reduced insurance premiums
DA loses 'race criteria' appeal bid
FROM THE EXPERTS
Transparency will help end procurement corruption
Proactively publishing information relating to the awarding of contracts for Covid-19 PPE and other goods and services should be the minimum of what we expect from the government, including the various provincial health departments and municipalities, say Caroline James and ...
Time to rethink modelling statistics?
The Pandemic-Data Analysis (Panda) has called for the SA Covid-19 Modelling Consortium to reconsider its methods, as its official model 'has now departed too far from reality to be useful', reports The Financial Mail. Columnist Katharine Child says Panda predicted ...
SA recovery rate climbs to 69%
* 30: the number of beds, out of 1 200 available, being used in Port Elizabeth's giant new coronavirus field hospital built by the private sector because of a shortage of essential staff and oxygen.* 358 037: the number of ...
Dog dies after testing positive
Dog dies after testing positiveBuddy, the first dog in the US to be confirmed positive for Covid-9, has died. Medical records provided by the Mahoneys, his owners, and reviewed for National Geographic by two veterinarians who were not involved in ...
Quarantined pupils released
Quarantined pupils releasedThe 60 Ceres Secondary pupils who were quarantined at their school hostel after four tested positive have been released after no new Covid-19 cases were reported at the school. According to the Western Cape Education Department, teaching and ...
New Vietnam strain more contagious
New Vietnam strain more contagiousAuthorities in Vietnam say the new strain of coronavirus responsible for the recent spike in infections is three times more contagious than its predecessor. Nguyen Thanh Long, the country's Health Minister, said those infected with ...
MEC's staffer arrested for liquor transport
Is Iran covering up deaths?
From Madiba shirts to masks
'There should be a place in jail for everyone who steals from their own people. But there should be a place in Hell for those who find the fortitude within them to steal from the people during a pandemic.'