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Western Cape considers local restrictions to fight resurgent Covid-19
Increase in cases, hospital admissions and the proportion of people testing positive accelerates
Hospitals warn of possible Covid-19 resurgence during festive season
Infections have started to rise as families and holidaymakers plan gatherings and intra-provincial travel
Investigation team set up to probe Covid-19 outbreaks at SA universities
More than 600 students and staff test positive for the virus
Western Cape denounces SAA bailout at expense of health care and old people
Provincial budgets cut to channel money to struggling airline, says DA finance MEC David Maynier
Deaths surge in Nelson Mandela Bay as Covid-19 crisis deepens
This is the fifth week in a row that excess deaths, which are those above the forecast range, have risen in Nelson ...
SA’s fourth-quarter business confidence at more than two-year high
Consumer demand for food, electronics and other goods have risen impressively, while building and manufacturing ...
Downgrades put Tito Mboweni’s goal further out of reach
Agreement that downgrades by Moody’s and Fitch make reforms even more urgent
Netcare sending extra staff to Eastern Cape hospitals as Covid-19 cases ...
Nelson Mandela Bay metro is the province’s hotspot, and had 6,285 recorded active cases on Sunday, a huge increase on ...
Nelson Mandela Bay sees second surge in excess deaths
Hospitals in the metro are struggling to cope with increased Covid-19 admissions
Taxi operators protest against sector’s Covid-19 relief fund
Gauteng commuters were stranded when the National Taxi Alliance blocked major highways to protest against ...
State workers’ pension fund takes R243bn hit from Covid-19 and credit ...
The Government Employees Pension Fund saw its value decline by more than a tenth for the year to end-March 2020
SA is not experiencing a second wave, but cluster outbreaks, says Zweli ...
Health minister says if they are managed well, the outbreaks can be contained
Presidency remains mum on R200m Covid-19 drug from Cuba
Presidency says due process must be followed before it can comment on auditor-general’s report
Salga warns budget cuts will deepen fiscal crisis in municipalities
SA Local Government Association wants ‘minimal impact possible’ on service delivery functions
Unemployment data shows signs of lasting damage to labour market
Unemployment rate rises to 30.8% with the number of unemployed people at 6.5-million
Tourism industry pleased with lifting of travel bans
The government’s relaxation of restrictions on international tourists visiting SA comes as a boon to the sector
Tourism back in full swing as SA opens its borders
Lockdown regulations will also be amended to allow for the normal trading hours of alcohol
Former Nelson Mandela Bay metro mayor Mongameli Bobani succumbs to Covid-19
Bobani played a key part in the coalition politics of the metro
UK secures 100-million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine
The British drugmaker expects four-million doses to be available in the country by the end of December
Covid-19 virus was active elsewhere before in Wuhan, China asserts
State media have cited the presence of the virus on imported frozen food packaging as evidence that China may not have ...
Sudan’s former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from Covid-19
The politician, who was ousted in a 1989 coup, had been in hospital in the United Arab Emirates
Divided US high court blocks limits on New York houses of worship
But chief justice John Roberts joined the court’s three liberals in dissent
E-commerce boom does not have to suffocate the world
Technology and e-trading companies source clean electricity for data centres and warehouses
Italy calls on European Central Bank to cancel Covid-19 debt
However, the bank has repeatedly said it must adhere to EU law banning it from such monetary financing
Africa looks to China and Russia for Covid-19 vaccines
Many the world’s richest nations and regions have arranged to buy hundreds of millions of vaccine doses, raising fears ...
The scientist working on a Covid-19 vaccine, despite being stateless
Nowras Rahhal moved to Germany from war-torn Syria; he was categorised as stateless, then Syrian, and now as ...
UK’s slow response to pandemic cost citizens £10bn
The National Audit Office says the UK’s tardiness in sourcing PPE forced ministers to pay high prices for PPE, much of ...
US initial jobless claims continue to rise as Covid-19 infections surge
In a separate report, the commerce department says GDP grew at a 33.1% annualised rate in third-quarter
Macron announces gradual easing of pandemic restrictions
Small shops will be permitted to open from November 28 but restaurants will remain closed until at least January 20
Algeria’s president has not been seen since his Covid-19 diagnosis
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who went to Germany for treatment, has left his country in limbo amid protests and the ...
Africa must work together against Covid-19 economic effects
The continent must acknowledge that simply resuming production of commodities is not going to lift it from the current ...
BRIAN KANTOR: Reform the labour market or subsidise employment more heavily
Abandoning the national minimum wage would increase a willingness to hire
Green shoots are emerging in SA as the state and the private sector work ...
If reforms show further signs of traction, and the government reaches an agreement on the public-sector wage bill, ...
KATE THOMPSON DAVY: Airbnb IPO is a big bet on a rosier travel future
Airbnb relies on people leaving home behind, not seeking services to deliver goods in lockdown safety
Worst scenario of disorder and decay awaits SA unless it changes tack
Planning should unite citizens behind vision of fostering social justice, prosperity and inclusivity
STEVEN FRIEDMAN: Time to have second thoughts about the second wave
Debate in SA is more concerned with reviving a ‘normal life’ than keeping up the fight against a dangerous virus
EDITORIAL: SA belatedly joining vaccine programme is good news
Immunising part of the population is affordable, while SAA is costing the country R10.5bn
NEVA MAKGETLA: Vanilla plans will fail to bring about an equitable and ...
A successful recovery plan cannot rely on simply ending restrictions aimed at controlling the contagion
DENVER POST: Paying the price for Covid mismanagement
Colorado hospitals are full of people seeking treatment and large Thanksgiving gatherings have become illegal
This is how firms can legally keep tabs on employees working remotely
Employers must ensure that any personal data processed complies with the provisions of the Protection of Personal ...
TIM HARFORD: Why Covid-19 vaccines face a new obstacle course
Vaccines are starting to appear but efficacy and logistics will prove to be problems
SA’s fashion industry is not taking Covid-19 lying down
The fashion and clothing industry will overcome the myriad challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic
Lockdown ban on tobacco sales exposes gaping holes in state capacity
By September Sars had handed over to police just three cases involving cigarette and alcohol smuggling
Europe’s failings are on display as the second wave hits hard
Eurozone countries should consider creating their own budget instead, to escape the political whims of non-members
DESNÉ MASIE: Cutting foreign aid to fight global illness is not a good idea
Pandemic estimated to force the government to borrow about £372bn (R7.6-trillion) for the financial year ending April ...
FIKILE MAJOLA: Special economic zones can boost jobs and assist in ...
Attractive business environment offers a pipeline of infrastructure projects, which have huge implications for local ...
ISAAH MHLANGA: Suddenly, things look just a little brighter for SA
A turnaround will take time because changing the structure of an economy is hard to do
Moderna’s mRNA vaccine is proof of concept for an entirely new type of ...
mRNA vaccines instructs cells to produce many substances that allow the body to function, they essentially turn cells ...
CHRIS GILMOUR: Covid-19 vaccine will help both physical and online stores ...
Retailers will get back to normal methods of serving their customers, though the boost that Covid-19 conferred upon ...
SIFISO SKENJANA: New opportunities open up in transport sector and ...
E-commerce and Covid-19 lockdown has spurred rise in online retail sales and growth of deliveries
Warren Buffett is buying again, and pharma has tickled his fancy
Buffett probably sees broader value in the pharma space, which had been somewhat beaten down heading into the US ...
CAROL PATON: Cyril Ramaphosa a spectator as new factions take shape
The handful of recognisable faces that turned out to support Magashule were a sad and motley crew with doubtful moral ...
Civic tech community excelling in helping to handle the pandemic
Unprecedented rise in the number of digital solutions and innovations globally
Japanese financial crisis gives perspective on economy after Covid
Book about phenomenon of late 1980s lends support to those predicting an inflationary scenario
Treasury is pulling the red carpet for investors from under their feet
Finance minister Tito Mboweni is clawing back some incentives, while others are being rendered ineffective
STUART THEOBALD: Private infrastructure investment should take centre ...
Ramaphosa could use conference this week to shift emphasis away from public projects
Africa needs to be proactive in defining an apt response to the ‘new ...
The role of women is central to delivering meaningful environmental, social and governance strategies
SA must not lower its guard as second wave of Covid-19 likely
The hard lockdown, despite its economic impact, did much to prevent the virus wreaking more havoc in SA, but we can’t ...
MARKET WRAP: JSE limps into the green as US takes Thanksgiving break
The all share closed 0.31% higher with the rand flat despite the dollar coming under pressure
Oil up for a fourth day on reduced stockpiles and vaccine hopes
Brent crude was up 1.1% and WTI crude gained 0.8% with one commentator forecasting Brent to hit $60 per barrel at the ...
Gold gains on bleak US jobs data and Covid-19 fears
The safe-haven metal has benefited from uncertainty brought on by surging coronavirus cases
The Covid-19 pandemic is a major threat to physical health, but it has also become a significant challenge for mental health. The pandemic and lockdown have had many negative consequences, including what some therapists call a 'loss of identity' in South Africans. Clinical social worker Carin Marcus shares some insights and ways of dealing with stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic..
South Africans wasted no time to get their share of booze and smokes as lockdown level 2 started on August 18 2020. But for bottle store owners and employees, the day was an opportunity to get back on their feet, earning an income to put food on their families' table and job security. Here's what the first day back at work was like for a Pretoria bottle store.
A clinical research centre in Cape Town called TASK has begun a vaccine clinical trial on 500 health workers to determine if the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine can prevent people from contracting the coronavirus or limit the severity of Covid-19 symptoms.
Tshwane officials have removed close to 10,000 homeless people in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19. Homeless people have been placed in shelters throughout the city. They are expected to remain in these shelters until the lockdown ends. Subscribe to MultimediaLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive Comment Moderation Policy: https://www.timeslive.co.za/comments/
South Africa's treasury says it will take up a $1bn (about R19bn) loan from the New Development Bank (NDB) - formerly known as the Brics Development Bank - to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
South Africa's 21-day lockdown initially prohibited any movement between provinces, other than essential services. This presented problems for people wanting to hold or attend burials and funerals across the country. The regulations have since been amended however to allow people a chance to pay their last respects. Here is what you need to know about regulations concerning movement to attend funerals.
The Covid-19 coronavirus, targets human cells with ACE2 receptors, which are found in the respiratory system. The immune response can trigger potentially deadly inflammations and the virus can spread from the lungs to other organs. Here’s a visual representation of how Covid-19 infects and damages the human body.
With many small businesses taking a financial hit during SA's 21-day lockdown, personal trainer Abdullah Bayett, who runs SKR Martial Arts & Fitness Academy in Lenasia, Johannesburg, is trying to see the lockdown as a new challenge. He has been recording a combination of fitness routines and sharing the videos with his members via WhatApp to ensure they stay fit during the lockdown.
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