SA produces its first own rapid antigen test kit for Covid-19

Medical Diagnostech says a version of a home test kit is ready for use and is awaiting approval from the government

11 hours ago
Nod to Pfizer booster comes just in time to increase protection against Omicron

Research shows a third dose is needed to enhance the effectiveness of the vaccine most widely used in SA

updated 7 hours ago
Localisation will push up prices and hamper recovery, warns Transnet

The state-owned rail group says buying local inputs from middle people who obtained them outside SA will further weaken it financially

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China says accusations of debt-trap diplomacy in Africa are false

Lack of transparency on loans to African  governments a key concern for investors

Low-yield NPA unable to prosecute all cases from Zondo commission

Shamila Batohi says the underfunded National Prosecuting Authority will have to prioritise state capture cases for impact

updated 7 hours ago
Netcare data shows fourth-wave cases are much milder so far, Richard Friedland says

‘We have 337 Covid-19 positive patients admitted [and] approximately 10% are on some form of oxygenation versus 100% in the first three waves,’ the Netcare CEO ...

SAMRC a step closer to accessing vaccination data

Medical research council needs the information from the health department to track and better understand effects of Omicron variant on vaccinated and ...

Zululand district municipal managers unmasked for not being qualified

Seven senior managers face disciplinary action and the municipality is placing advertisements for the vacant posts

Blood plasma research points to Pfizer jab being less effective against Omicron

Scientists say more studies are needed as the body's total immune response could tell a different story

updated 10 hours ago
SA business mood worsens as Covid curbs hit trade

Index compiled by the SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry dropped to 92.8 in November from 94.9 a month earlier

Oakbay’s DP Naik gets 10-year sentence for defrauding Sars of R18m

Naik contravened the Customs and Excise Act after he ‘falsified export documents and diverted cigarettes back into the SA market’ without paying excise and ...

Three is Gauteng’s unlucky number as Covid-19 reproduction rate rockets

SA’s current wave of Covid-19 continues to outpace earlier waves but deaths and hospital admissions have not yet followed suit

More than 50% of adults in Western Cape has had at least one jab

The provincial health department says this is far from target of vaccinating 70% of the province’s population by the end of 2021

Task falls to business as government kicks vaccine mandates into touch

State to seek a Constitutional Court order before making vaccination mandatory for access to certain places and activities

SA fuels Omicron hope by dodging hospitalisation surge

Initial data from SA is encouraging regarding the severity of the Covid-19 variant, says US President Joe Biden’s adviser

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