Drug-makers partnered with the US government are on track to begin actively manufacturing a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the summer, a senior administration official said on Monday.
As of today, a cumulative total of 287 796 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been reported.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has told an independent United Nations (UN) panel that the health of women has been adversely impacted through the reallocation of resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The wet and cold weather system that is currently hitting the Western Cape will show its better side in the Eastern Cape, as the province will not receive the brunt of its force.
The Western Cape Disaster Management has warned that the upcoming cold front could bring forth the biggest storm that the province has endured in recent times.
The COVID-19 global statistics show an increase in the number of infections across the world.
Gauteng has recorded more than 5 000 new cases in the past 24 hours, to 98 400 confirmed cases on Sunday, followed by the Western Cape at 78 399.
As of Sunday, South Africa reports 12 058 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID19 cases is 276 242, the total number of deaths is 4 079 and the total number of recoveries is 134 874.
As COVID-19 rips through the country with more than 276 000 cases reported and more than 4 000 deaths on Sunday, the situation looks dire. However, there is good news.
Over the past seven days, KwaZulu-Natal has recorded over 9 000 new COVID-19 cases. This was revealed by Premier Sihle Zikalala in his weekly update on the pandemic.
A Duduza resident, in the East Rand of Gauteng, Lunga Maseko recently tested positive for the coronavirus and he shares his story, after receiving his test results.
Disaster Management in Cape Town has warned residents to brace themselves for another cold front that is expected to make landfall late on Sunday.
South Africa’s coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery rate remains below 50% at 48.4% with 127 715 recoveries recorded. There’s only been a 1.2 percentage point improvement from Friday.
The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has recorded 133 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases at their centres to 3 557.
More than 12.59 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 560,026 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on Saturday.
New research has shown that COVID-19 can affect the brain cells of those infected and its affects remain even after they have recovered, says Professor Tulio de Oliveira, Virologist and Director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Snow has fallen in the Matroosberg and Hex River Mountain in Worcester in the Breede Valley area.
A two-member advance team of World Health Organisation (WHO) experts has left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus behind a pandemic that has killed more than 550 000 people globally, the UN agency said on Friday.
In this week's Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from the African continent, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
The head of the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department Dr Sandile Tshabalala says they are awaiting reports from clinical staff before issuing a report on the death of a five-month old baby who allegedly succumbed to COVID-19.
Receiving an invalid or insufficient COVID-19 test result, does not mean that there was an error on behalf of the laboratory during the testing process.
Disaster management teams remain on standby as heavy rains continue to pound the Western Cape, including the Cape Metro.
The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) has urged South Africans not to ignore panic signs. This comes as the country observes "Panic Awareness Day".
China’s embassy in Kazakhstan has warned its citizens to take precautions against an outbreak of pneumonia in the country that it says is more lethal than COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, but stopped short of confirming that the virus spreads through the air.
The British government has decided not to join a European Union coronavirus vaccine scheme because of concerns there could be costly delays in securing the vaccines, The Telegraph reported on Thursday, citing sources.
SABC News’ Luvuyo Mdeni is joined by the Principal Investigator of the South African Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA trial, Professor Shabir Madhi.
The Department of Water and Sanitation is calling on citizens to dedicate 67 minutes during Mandela Month in taking part in the Clear Rivers Campaign.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention briefs the media on the continent's latest COVID-19 statistics.