Covid-19

Dr Sindi van Zyl
RIP Dr Sindi van Zyl

Tributes are pouring in for Dr Sindi van Zyl. The much-loved healthcare activist, DJ and social media personality lost her battle to Covid-19 on 10 April...

11 hours ago

Phase 2 of vaccine rollout set for 17 May
Phase 2 of vaccine rollout set for 17 May

Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has announced that the second phase of the country's vaccination will begin on 17 May, as millions of doses of vaccine are set to land on South African shores over the next few weeks...

3 days ago

Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix them

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

By Catherine Kyobutungi 3 days ago

Bronki Boosters: Turning children with asthma into superheroes

Cipla is launching the Bronki Boosters campaign to educate children and help minimise the stigma associated with asthma and using inhalers...

Issued by Cipla 8 Apr 2021

Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect

Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

By Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 7 Apr 2021

Court order: Doctors can prescribe ivermectin for Covid-19

Doctors can now prescribe ivermectin to Covid-19 patients, thanks to an order handed down by the Pretoria High Court...

7 Apr 2021

Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxes

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 7 Apr 2021

Sahpra approves J&J vaccine with conditions

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has registered the Covid-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine in terms of Section 15(6a) of the Medicines and Related Substance Act 101 of 1965, with conditions...

6 Apr 2021

New Covid variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

By Salim Abdool Karim 6 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space

This month, we uncover the heroes behind the brands that millions of South Africans take into their homes and hearts every day. We find out more from Terri Verhoeven, senior operations manager at Big Concerts...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Apr 2021

National Arts Council ordered to pay National Arts Fest R3.4m within 3 days

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ordered that the National Arts Council (NAC) pay the National Arts Festival R3.4m of its original R8m grant within 72 hours. The balance will form part of further legal action that the court ordered should be expedited.

1 Apr 2021

'Frugal design' brings medical innovations to communities that lack resources during the pandemic

Dr Msandeni Chiume Kayuni found herself in the middle of a supply crisis as Covid-19 spread to Africa in April 2020...

By Rebecca Richards-Kortum & Theresa Mkandawire 31 Mar 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

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