Ebola Drug

Sex for vaccines: Violence may mar the rollout of new experimental Ebola jab

Women in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo are allegedly being asked for sexual favours in exchange for Ebola treatment.

DRC Ebola response hampered by conflict

The number of suspected Ebola cases in eastern DRC has risen to 73 as ongoing conflicts in the region stymie containment efforts

Congo to start Ebola vaccinations amid new outbreak

Health officials say they will begin administering an experimental vaccine following an Ebola outbreak last week

DRC beats Ebola outbreak

Lessons learnt in the 2013-2015 epidemic in West Africa helped limit the highly contagious disease

World Health Organisation worried as Ebola emerges in urban area

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is optimistic the health organisation — along with its partners — will be able to beat the virus

Ebola: Trials could get to West Africa in January

The WHO says two experimental vaccines could lead to trials being done in West Africa in January, while another flu drug is being tested as well.

Questions over ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

In an effort to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak, scientists and authorities are aiming to roll out vaccines, raising questions of ethics.

Drug trials go to heart of Ebola

As healthcare systems collapse from the strain, the race is on to find a treatment that works.

‘Almost zero’ response to Ebola from Western leaders

Médecins Sans Frontières chief claims the response to the catastrophe is "almost zero", with nations most concerned with self-protection.

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State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs