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Lockdown buys time but Covid-19 is still deadly

The disease has a unique trajectory in South Africa, thanks to the rapid move to declare a national disaster and institute a lockdown. But this has only bought time to prepare for the worst

‘We must not be complacent’ — Ramaphosa extends lockdown by two weeks

President Cyril Ramaphosa extends the national lockdown by another two weeks to curb new Covid-19 infections, assuring South Africans that some businesses will be allowed to operate

Incentivise the adoption of 4IR technologies

With great rewards for bringing new technologies into different sectors will come great opportunities for South Africa’s economy

Court interdicts cancelling Hammanskraal wastewater contract

Meanwhile, the City of Tshwane’s leadership is being dissolved due to collapsing service delivery

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

‘We are paying for this dirty water’

Despite the SA Human Rights Commission declaring the water in Hammanskraal unfit for consumption, citizens are being forced to buy their own

What are the ANC’s options if it should lose Gauteng?

ANC Gauteng on a knife edge but party remains quietly confiden

Sandile Ngcobo makes light work of lasers

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research scientist Sandile Ngcobo has won international renown with his breakthrough in laser technology.

SA develops world’s first digital laser

Referred to as "technology which may change the status quo", researchers at the South African CSIR have created the first digital laser.

Titanium project has global impact

The cost benefits of producing titanium locally are huge, particularly for the aerospace industry. Sarah Wild reports.

Solar power: Chasing the sun is slow going

Potholes were the least of the problems on day one of the solar car race around South Africa and there was no revving of engines at the starting line.

Pandor urges Southern Africa to dig deep for science

Science Minister Naledi Pandor has stressed the need for the Southern African region to increase spending on improving science and technology.

Life in an unhealthy climate

Abnormal weather has a far greater impact on people's health than previously imagined.

More potholes for SA’s roads, says CSIR

Motorists should brace themselves for more potholes this coming rainy season, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research said on Thursday.

Bosasa’s tender touch

The <em>Mail & Guardian</em> follows up on the findings of contract irregularities by the Auditor General.

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Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

Inmates comprise a vulnerable group in society and they are meant to receive Covid-19 vaccines earlier than the general population. This has sparked debate locally and globally

Can you get reinfected with Covid-19? SA has ‘4 000 potential reinfections’

Although the new strain 501Y.V2 of the virus has spread 50% more rapidly, current evidence shows that it is not more severe than the one experienced in the first wave

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