Mkhize: Health workers are our primary soldiers in coronavirus fight, they have to be safe

2020-04-07 18:19

Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize says no health professional will be forced to work in an area where they do not feel protected.

Coronavirus: Fear that US exports clampdown could hamper SA's effort to ramp up testing

2020-04-05 09:27

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.

10 people in ICU as SA's coronavirus cases break the 1 500 mark

2020-04-03 19:44

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.

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.


Coronavirus: SA records 2 more deaths as cases rise to 1 655

2020-04-05 22:51

Two more people die due to Covid-19 in South Africa, bringing the total number of deaths to 11, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says.

Covid-19: Numbers continue to grow as Mkhize warns about coming storm

2020-04-04 06:56

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.

About 1 600 of Bloemfontein church gathering contacts traced – Mkhize

2020-04-03 08:31

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.

'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.

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