Global co-operation squares up to national self-interest
Global solidarity has become one of the resounding themes of the pandemic as countries battling to keep the virus under control have shared resources, skills and scientific knowledge to help one another. But some nations, most notably the US, have ...
Curfew to avoid drinking 'chaos', says Dlamini-Zuma
The continued curfew, extended during level one from midnight to 4am, was necessary to limit the time people spend at drinking establishments, says Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. According the Daily Maverick, the Minister said: ‘ … we ...
Tourism industry warns against further restrictions
Further travel restrictions and bans will derail any recovery in the tourism sector, key players warned yesterday. The government has already indicated that travel within Africa will be open from 1 October, however, the approach to countries that are deemed ...
Study confirms infection risk on flights
Government to address digital divide
Insurance sector healthy despite premiums relief
Rights of women and healthcare workers violated – ICJ
UIF resumes relief scheme payments
Nehawu demands risk pay for healthcare workers
Measles vaccine tested for Covid-19
E Cape school outbreak sparks concern over statistics
Big corporates consider blended model
The silent toll on the youth
Evidence of heart damage from Covid-19
Police corrupt and heavy-handed, report finds
Cele warns liquor store owners flouting rules
All teachers to return to school this week
Stronger chance of surviving virus now
Special measures for November by-elections
Second wave takes hold in Europe
Antibody trial results promising
Black US doctors form 'vetting' task force
Wearing glasses may lower infection rates
US diseases centre removes guidance on airborne spread
FROM THE EXPERTS
Herd immunity strategy 'reckless and ineffective'
Relying on herd immunity as a strategy to end the pandemic is reckless and ineffective, says William Haseltine, chair and president of the global health think tank, ACCESS Health International. Writing on the CNN site, Haseltine says the strategy would ...
Reining in the liquor industry
Covid-19 has shaken the 'cosy deal' between government and the alcohol industry, offering policy-makers a national 'moment of clarity' during the harsher lockdowns. In a New Frame analysis, Charles Parry, director of the South African Medical Research Council’s (SAMRC) Alcohol ...
Time for a rethink of urban planning
A silver lining to the pandemic may be a rethink of urban planning to better manage future outbreaks. In a report on The Conversation site, Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, University of Melbourne; Ellis Adjei Adams, assistant professor, University of Notre Dame ...
W Cape cases drop to fewer than 2 500
* less than 2 500: the number of active cases in the Western Cape, once the epicentre of SA's pandemic. At the beginning of July, there were more than 17 600 active cases and nearly 1 900 people in hospital ...
Single-shot vaccine trial starts
Single-shot vaccine trial startsA 60 000 single-shot vaccine trial by Johnson & Johnson kicked off today, TimesLIVE reports. The company expects results of the phase three trial by year end or early next year, Dr Paul Stoffels, J&J's chief ...
Students suspendedNorth West University has temporarily suspended 22 learners for breaking Covid-19 regulations. University spokesperson Louis Jacobs says compliance officers stationed at campuses acted on reports of students not abiding by national regulations. The suspended students are now facing disciplinary ...
US losing 800 lives a day
US losing 800 lives a dayThe death toll from Covid-19 in the US was nearing 200 000 by yesterday, accounting for more than one in five deaths globally, putting US President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic in the spotlight ...
Indigenous plants tested to treat Covid-19
Half a mi l l i o n download tracing app
Jerusalema star breaks rules
'You'll develop — you'll develop herd — like a herd mentality. It's going to be — it's going to be herd-developed, and that's going to happen. That will all happen.'
US President Donald Trump'The ...