Final results from Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine trial showed its shot had a 95% success rate and two months of safety data, paving the way for the drugmaker to apply for an emergency US authorization within days, it said on Wednesday.
The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal says it has placed disaster management teams on high alert in some parts of the province.
Victims of forced sterilisation from allegedly 15 public health facilities in KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng are taking the Department of Health to court.
Brazil’s Butantan Institute biomedical center will receive the first doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 this week, institute director Dimas Covas said on Tuesday.
South Africa has recorded 1 987 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 754 256. The country has also recorded 119 new COVID-19 related fatalities on Tuesday.
Scientists have found that Great White Sharks have not completely disappeared from South Africa's waters, but have migrated from False Bay and Gansbaai to Mossel Bay in the Western Cape and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
The chief executives of Facebook and Twitter are set to testify before a congressional hearing on Tuesday that will explore their content moderation practices as Republicans accuse social media companies of censoring conservative speech.
Mutations in the coronavirus are appearing in Siberia, the head of Russia's consumer health watchdog said on Tuesday, as the country reported a record daily high of 442 deaths from COVID-19.
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's (KZNDARD) Dr Themba Sikhakhane says the outbreak of Brucella Bacteria in the northern part of the province has the potential to affect red meat production.
Minister of Health Dr. Zweli Mkhize visits the Eastern Cape as COVID-19 infections surge.
Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize is expected in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday to address the rapid increase of COVID-19 infections in the province.
United States Geological Survey has confirmed a tremor at Saldanha Bay in Cape Town.
Pfizer Inc said on Monday it was starting a pilot program for COVID-19 immunisation in four US states to help refine the plan for the delivery and deployment of its vaccine candidate.
Breakthrough technology that transforms the body into a virus-zapping vaccine factory is poised to revolutionise the fight against COVID-19 but future pandemics and even cancer could be next, scientists say.
South Africa has recorded 1 245 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 752 269. The country has also recorded 73 new COVID-19 related fatalities on Monday.
Moderna Inc's experimental COVID-19 vaccine is more stable than expected at temperatures that ordinary refrigerators can provide and can be distributed using existing cold-chain shipping and storage infrastructure.
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture has confirmed in a statement that there is an outbreak of Brucella Bacteria which causes spontaneous abortions (miscarriages) and infertility in livestock and people in the province.
Shanghai city government said all imports of what it called “high-risk” imported cold-storage food will need to be tested for coronavirus and have packaging disinfected before being stored or sold in the city.
Health Minister Doctor Zweli Mkhize says he cannot say that South Africa is experiencing a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will brief the media on the country's COVID-19 response and readiness to deal with a possible resurgence.
Environment and Forestry Minister, Barbara Creesy will launch SANPARKS Week at the West Coast National Park on Sunday.
Germans should brace for another 4-5 months of severe measures to halt the rise in coronavirus infections and should not expect the current rules to be eased quickly, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told weekly Bild am Sonntag.
An unexpected 10% rise in the five-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases in Ireland threatens to reverse a recent sharp drop in the incidence rate of the disease to the third-lowest level in Europe, the country’s chief medical officer said on Saturday.
Vaal Dam levels have seen a slight increase this week.
The eThekwini Municipality has unveiled a new internet site to help provide early warnings on extreme weather conditions.
President-elect Joe Biden's top coronavirus adviser said on Friday there were no plans for a wholesale nationwide lockdown to curb the surging COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. states, cities, and hospitals are scrambling to buy ultra-cold freezers that can safely store Pfizer Inc's PFE.N COVID-19 vaccine, ignoring advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to hold off.
In this week's Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from all corners of the globe, as the number of confirmed infections worldwide continues to rise.
AstraZeneca's blood cancer treatment, Calquence, failed to improve survival rates and prevent lung failure in patients hospitalised with symptoms of COVID-19, the drugmaker said on Thursday, citing results from mid-stage trials.
Early testing of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by an Australian university and CSL Ltd has shown it to be safe and produce an antibody response, Minister for Health Greg Hunt said on Friday.