It's one thing to focus on SA's long-term prospects. Be careful not to miss the forest for the trees. But what's to be done when the forest suddenly goes up in flames? asks Ron Derby.
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Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize says no health professional will be forced to work in an area where they do not feel protected.
An unofficial clampdown by the US government on exports of test kits crucial to South Africa's plans to ramp up coronavirus testing, is raising fears that local efforts to combat the disease may falter.
As South Africa's total of positive cases soars to 1 505, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the government is prepared to spend any amount of money it takes to save lives.
Only five of 60 new mobile testing units launched by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday are operational, with a further five to be rolled out on Monday.
South Africa is looking beyond its borders to seek assistance to curb the coronavirus from spreading further.
"These will flood our hospitals and clinics and create a fertile ground for [the] coronavirus to spread or to be masked in its presentation. We need to be aware that there may not be many further warnings before the pounding descends," he warned ominously.
Nehawu says it is taking Health Minister Zweli Mkhize to court to ask that his department urgently supply its members with much-needed protective resources to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally given 112 South Africans, who were quarantined at The Ranch Resort after their repatriation from China's coronavirus epicentre, the go-ahead to head home.
Capetonians have given frontline workers a heartfelt thank you amid the national lockdown to fight Covid-19.
The national lockdown will be most challenging national effort ever recorded in SA's history, with the government having spent the last three days trying to enact various regulations which will in effect suspend South Africa’s way of life for three weeks.
Two more people die due to Covid-19 in South Africa, bringing the total number of deaths to 11, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says.
Uncertainty over what SA's Covid-19 numbers means is rife, and there are fears that there could be many more infections than what have been reported.
The health minister says it is remarkable that 1 600 of the 1 700 people who have come into contact with 859 people who attended a massive church event in Bloemfontein, have been traced.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has praised celebrated HIV/Aids scientist professor Gita Ramjee for her work in the industry.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says 87 000 beds are available in public health institutions to accommodate Covid-19 patients.
The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in South Africa has risen to
South Africa has registered five Covid-19 deaths, but the rate of new cases seems to have reduced for now, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday.
South Africa now has its first death resulting from the novel coronavirus. Listen.
It was previously announced that two people had died, but one person's coronavirus test returned negative.
South Africans, Covid-19 or not, cannot simply and blithely forfeit their freedoms and liberties to the state without questioning every detail of how and what the state is going to do with it, writes Pieter du Toit.
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