Covid-19 testing: Only a fraction of Mkhize’s 60 mobile units are ready

2020-04-02 16:05

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.

SA turns to China and Cuba to help curb spread of coronavirus

2020-04-01 22:28

South Africa is looking beyond its borders to seek assistance to curb the coronavirus from spreading further.

FIRST TAKE: Mkhize sounds ominous warning about the calm ‘before the devastating storm’

2020-04-01 21:40

"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 to take Mkhize to court over lack of protective gear for frontline workers

2020-04-01 15:45

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.

'We are ready for the next mission,' Wuhan repatriation crew tells Ramaphosa

2020-03-29 15:06

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.

WATCH | Capetonians give coronavirus frontline workers a heartfelt thank

2020-03-27 23:40

Capetonians have given frontline workers a heartfelt thank you amid the national lockdown to fight Covid-19.

South Africa shutdown: Nation braces for impact as virus spreads, army and police move in and economy seizes up

2020-03-27 05:54

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.

ANALYSIS: First 20 days into SA’s battle against Covid-19 marked with fear and nonchalance

2020-03-26 11:31

Looking back over the first 20 days of South Africa's attempts to halt the spread of Covid-19, shows a nation changed from watching a crisis from afar, to being gripped with fear and uncertainty, writes Kyle Cowan.

Coronavirus: Stay where you are, says health minister as SA's cases rise to 709

2020-03-25 10:19

South Africa now has 709 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says.

Coronavirus: Patients who refuse to provide personal information to be publicly outed

2020-03-24 21:32

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned South Africans the government will take decisive steps to deal with people infected with Covid-19 who refuse to provide their personal information.


'Her passing leaves us poorer' - Zweli Mkhize pays tribute to HIV scientist Prof Gita Ramjee

2020-04-02 08:43

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has praised celebrated HIV/Aids scientist professor Gita Ramjee for her work in the industry.

Mkhize: 87 000 hospital beds available for coronavirus patients

2020-04-01 22:22

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says 87 000 beds are available in public health institutions to accommodate Covid-19 patients.

Increase of 27 coronavirus cases may be 'calm before a devastating storm' - Mkhize

2020-04-01 20:55

The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in South Africa has risen to 1 380.

SA's coronavirus death toll now at 5 - latest victims from Free State, Gauteng and Umlazi

2020-03-31 19:33

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.

PODCAST | THE STORY: Covid-19 claims its first victim in South Africa - here's what we know

South Africa now has its first death resulting from the novel coronavirus. Listen.

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Coronavirus in SA: 1 dead, 4 others critical

2020-03-27 21:58

It was previously announced that two people had died, but one person's coronavirus test returned negative.

ANALYSIS: How the state will take control of our lives, and why it must be kept in check

2020-03-26 15:40

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.

Coronavirus cases in SA rise to 709 as government switches focus to local transmissions

2020-03-25 14:30

As a nationwide lockdown looms in a bid to stem the number of local transmissions of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the number of people who have tested positive has risen to 709.

OPINION: Will the Covid-19 crisis make and break the reputation of business and political leaders?

2020-03-25 06:00

The coronavirus isn’t going away anytime soon, and the way our leaders handle it and the way the nation responds, will be revelatory for generations to come, writes Rich Mkhondo.

Labs under pressure as Covid-19 testing increases, while private, public sectors rally

2020-03-24 14:52

While health laboratories are under pressure to keep up with testing for the Covid-19 disease, the private healthcare sector and government have been in talks to ensure the supply of critical medicines and equipment to hospitals around the country.

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