COVID-19 infection rate over the past week in Gauteng a cause for concern: Dr Suliman

9 May 2021, 9:15 PM
Senior Researcher at the  Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr Ridhwaan Suliman says there has been a sharp increase in positive coronavirus cases in South Africa in the last two weeks and people must continue to adhere to protocols to prevent a major resurgence of the virus.
COVAX a good programme, but too little to meet Africa and Global South’s needs: Thabo Makgoba 28 April 2021, 3:08 PM

Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba says COVAX is a good programme, but too little to meet the needs of the African Continent and the Global South in tackling the coronavirus.

Free State Health Dept concerned about the increase in COVID-19 cases 28 April 2021, 12:02 PM

The Free State Department of Health has raised concerns over a possible rise in coronavirus cases among learners amid the current school holidays.

J&J vaccine recipients will be informed of possibility of blood clots developing 28 April 2021, 9:39 AM

The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA) says recipients of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be informed of the possibility of extremely rare blood clots developing, once the injection is administered.

SA records 880 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle 27 April 2021, 10:43 PM

South Africa has recorded 880 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to 1 577 200.

As tech faces a reckoning, what you do offline can get you banned 27 April 2021, 12:41 PM

In April, Twitch announced it would start banning users for behaviour away from its site. The move by Amazon Inc's live-streaming platform involved hiring a law firm to conduct investigations into users 'misconduct, a new twist in the latest prominent example of tech companies acting on "off-service" behaviour. 

New COVID-19 cases fall to below 1000, with 38 new fatalities 26 April 2021, 11:07 PM

South Africa has recorded 849 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 38 new fatalities. This was announced by the Department of Health in a statement on Monday.

SA’s internet freedom ranks high despite limitations 26 April 2021, 2:08 PM

Despite South Africa's ‘free’ internet rating, a number of obstacles have made it difficult for citizens in the country to have adequate and reliable internet access.

Strides made in addressing DNA samples backlog: SAPS 26 April 2021, 10:59 AM

Police say they are making strides in addressing the backlog of DNA samples. Police management told Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police last November that the backlog in the testing of specimens for DNA had accumulated to over 170 000.  

Govt to resume the use of J&J vaccine on Wednesday 26 April 2021, 8:01 AM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that government will resume the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in its Sisonke trial on Wednesday.

Health Canada finds Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines from Baltimore plant safe, of high quality 26 April 2021, 3:02 AM

Canada's health department said on Sunday the 1.5 million doses of the Astrazeneca PlcCOVID-19 vaccine imported from Emergent BioSolutions' Baltimore facility were safe and met quality specifications.

SA records 23 more COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday 25 April 2021, 9:40 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 101 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to  1 575 471. 

EU to send aid to India as it struggles with coronavirus 25 April 2021, 5:03 PM

The European Commission has activated its EU Civil Protection Mechanism and is seeking to send oxygen and medicine to virus-hit India after receiving a request from Delhi.

PM Modi says India shaken by coronavirus ‘storm’, US readies help 25 April 2021, 2:52 PM

India set a new global record of the most number of COVID-19 infections in a day, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged all citizens to be vaccinated and exercise caution, saying the "storm" of infections had shaken the country.

Free State aims to tackle growing new COVID-19 cases 25 April 2021, 6:59 AM

The Free State Health Department has activated all its resources to tackle the latest upsurge in coronavirus infections.

Apple to help workers get COVID-19 shots at its offices 25 April 2021, 2:31 AM

Apple Inc said on Friday that it is starting a program to help employees get voluntaryCOVID-19 vaccinations at the iPhone maker's offices.

SA reports 1 385 new COVID-19 cases, 59 deaths 24 April 2021, 10:05 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 385 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to 1 574 370.

Astronauts arrive at space station aboard SpaceX Endeavour 24 April 2021, 8:25 PM

A four-astronaut team arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Endeavour, NASA said.

India now the epicentre of the global COVID-19 outbreak 24 April 2021, 6:30 PM

India has posted another grim global record, more than 346 000 cases and over 2 600 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Indian hospitals turn away patients in COVID-19 ‘tsunami’ 24 April 2021, 3:11 PM

Overwhelmed hospitals in India begged for oxygen supplies on Saturday as the country’s coronavirus infections soared again overnight in a “tsunami” of disease, setting a new world record for cases for the third consecutive day.

SAHPRA denies allegations that black people are not granted medicinal cannabis licenses 24 April 2021, 12:52 PM

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has denied allegations that black people are being excluded from being granted medicinal cannabis licenses.

Ramaphosa calls for mRNA technology transfer to low, middle income countries 24 April 2021, 7:24 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday called on pharmaceutical companies to transfer mRNA vaccine technology to low and middle-income countries “free of intellectual property barriers”.

US ends J&J COVID-19 vaccine pause; shots to resume immediately 24 April 2021, 3:46 AM

The United States can immediately resume use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, top health regulators said on Friday, ending a 10-day pause to investigate the vaccine's link to extremely rare but potentially deadly blood clots.

J&J’S COVID-19 vaccine pause should be lifted, CDC advisers say 23 April 2021, 11:53 PM

Use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine should be resumed in the United States despite evidence that it is linked to extremely rare but potentially deadly blood clots, advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Friday.

Apple to help workers get COVID-19 shots at its offices 23 April 2021, 11:27 PM

Apple Inc said on Friday that it is starting a programme to help employees get voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations at the iPhone maker’s offices. The company is working with drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc as its vendor and will open a website for its workers to sign up for appointments, an Apple spokesperson said. Apple […]

Third farm in SA reports outbreak of H5 avian flu 23 April 2021, 8:45 PM

A third farm has reported an outbreak of the H5 avian flu. This follows an outbreak recorded on chicken farms in Gauteng and the North West.

VIDEO: Weekly Global COVID-19 Wrap, 23 April 23 April 2021, 6:36 PM

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.

Company in Limpopo extending broadband connectivity 23 April 2021, 6:40 AM

Limpopo Connexion Company says it is targeting municipalities, private entities and households in its multi-million rand broadband connectivity project.

Rich nations under fire for funding gas as ‘bridge fuel’ overseas 22 April 2021, 11:23 PM

Pressure on wealthy governments to stop financing polluting coal projects in developing nations is getting results, with more countries announcing they will no longer make such investments.

Cabinet agrees to lift J&J COVID-19 vaccine programme’s suspension 22 April 2021, 6:09 PM

Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshaveni has announced that the cabinet has agreed to lift the suspension of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine programme.

Alan Winde encourages citizens to register for COVID-19 vaccination 22 April 2021, 3:01 PM

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, has called on members of the public to register for the vaccine roll out via online platforms.