We mourn the lives of the people we have lost and recognize the sorrow and burden of families and loved ones they have left behind. Life, as we have known it, has changed in unimaginable ways, writes Amina J. Mohammed.
This Africa Day we are reminded once again that the solutions to Africa’s problems, be they overcoming disease or eradicating poverty and underdevelopment, reside within Africa itself, writes President Cyril Ramaphosa in his weekly From The Desk of The President.
In Kenya’s coastal Mombasa County, Mercy Mghanga reminisces about her past, not so long ago she sold tons of fish to five-star hotels in the tourist town and exported the rest to China.
With or without favourable loan instruments, the most important question we should all be concerned with is whether or not the stimulus package will really stimulate economy, writes Alex Mabunda, CEO of Ntiyiso Consulting.
COVID-19 has truly humbled the entire universe. Already, it sounds like a cliché, yet the pandemic only befell the world not so long ago.
Since the beginning of May, when we began the gradual easing of the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown, many people have started returning to work.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has applauded all citizens who have adhered to all regulations since the commencement of the nation wide lockdown.
Journalists pursuing their calling to inform the public no matter the often draconian risks they face specific to their own circumstances, are for the first time, daily, facing a single common and deadly threat across the globe, writes Mary Papayya.
There was a time when African leaders projected themselves as committed and serious about the well-being of Africans, even adopting sensible resolutions in the process. But like many other African plans, nothing has come out of them. The Sirte Declaration was a resolution adopted by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 9 September 1999. […]
In an open letter to Minister of Trade and Industry, Ibrahim Patel, CEO of Institute of Foreign Affairs, Mpho Tsedu, asks whose political economy is being pursued during this COVID-19 lockdown?
Before the coronavirus, investors hungry for returns piled into risky corporate loans and bonds with precious little protection for creditors. Now they're frantically scouring the terms to see just what firms can get away with to survive the fallout.
A few key players make up the bulk of the alcohol industry in South Africa. Alcohol imports into South Africa make up a small percentage of the alcohol purchased and consumed.
The lack of football around the globe has left most of us blue with very little to keep us glued to our TV sets as the coronavirus pandemic has brought just about everything to a halt. It’s a whole new experience. It’s odd!
The prohibition of goods of any kind is fertile ground for illicit trade, writes Tebele Luthuli
The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the spotlight as it champions the global fight against the new coronavirus but faces a funding freeze from U.S. President Donald Trump’s government.
During this period the law enforcement agencies played an instrumental role in keeping South Africans safe and prevent the spread of the virus. A number of regulations were gazetted to guide on how we conduct ourselves during the lockdown period.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the vandalism of dozens of schools and the increase in cable theft during the lockdown. In his weekly letter, he has also warned criminals that the criminal justice system is not on leave during the period.
COVID-19 has touched every nook and cranny of our globe. Big and small, developed and developing have seen their economies grind to a halt; businesses buckling under the strain of lockdowns; toilet paper, hand sanitiser and pasta becoming rare and precious items; schools closing and major sporting events being cancelled. And, of course, it has exposed serious gaps in health services and systems.
A majority of online South Africans are confident that the national government is effectively addressing the threat posed by the spread of the coronavirus, even as lockdowns and closures force millions to isolate themselves, Ipsos report.
Only by coming together will the world be able to face down the COVID-19 pandemic and its shattering consequences.
Five years ago more than 40 babies born in Jamaican hospitals became infected with lethal bacteria - half of them died. The bacteria Klebsiella, like the coronavirus, is spread from person-to-person or via contaminated surfaces. It can be killed by hand-washing with warm soapy water, writes Patricia Scotland.
As we begin the first full week of the nation-wide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic that is devastating the world, we are grateful for good news that brings us joy and hope at this difficult and uncertain time.
Poet and Social commentator, Ntiziki Mazwai, divided social media on the weekend over her "open letter" to President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Do not take your eyes off the coronavirus pandemic and the precautionary measures. But there is a war brewing in local football, if information reaching SABC News is anything to go by, writes SABC Digital News Senior Producer, Sipho Kekana.
The coronavirus pandemic has been described as a litmus test for President Cyril Ramaphosa. His leadership has already been a point of discussion since the outbreak of the lethal virus.
There comes a time in the affairs of a country when, in the face of the most formidable of challenges, its very existence as a nation is put to the test, writes President Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa has swiftly gone big and correctly scaled up its response to the COVID-19 outbreak. A central part of the effort must be directed to protecting the safety of its healthcare workers, a matter, unlike social distancing, government can directly fund, regulate and control
Akebe Luther King Abia, University of KwaZulu-Natal The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise. The good news is that tremendous scientific and technological advances have permitted scientists to understand a lot about this virus in a short amount of time. Within […]
The fight against death pauses every day at 1 p.m. At that time, doctors in the intensive care unit of Policlinico San Donato phone relatives of the unit’s 25 critically-ill coronavirus patients, all of whom are sedated and have tubes down their throats to breathe, to update the families.
The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise. The good news is that tremendous scientific and technological advances have permitted scientists to understand a lot about this virus in a short amount of time.