National Institute For Communicable Diseases

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

Tiger Brands may never know how listeria entered its plant

The food brand is still waiting for data from authorities that would definitively show whether its products are connected to the deadly crisis

SA halts some meat imports from Brazil

But there’s “no evidence” that listeria was imported from elsewhere in the world

Why aren’t government officials losing sleep over #Listeriosis and #LifeEsidimeni?

Both Life Esidimeni and Listeriosis exposed leadership cracks in our public health system. Are political leaders held accountable for their actions?

Listeriosis: ‘Platteland law firm’ prepares to take on Tiger Brands

Since announcing the class action plan last week, Attorney Richard Spoor has said his team has a mammoth task which may take years to come to fruition

Listeria outbreak over: Your polony is safe, now meet the scientists you can thank

SA's listeria epidemic is over. Take a look at the detectives who traced the epidemic's source in this feature from our archives.

#Listeriosis: Six ways to keep calm and carry on

The head of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases' listeria investigation, Juno Thomas, tells us which foods to bin and how.

Listeria: Follow SA’s medical sleuths as they chase a killer in a race against time.

SA's listeria epidemic is over. Take a look at the detectives who traced the epidemic's source in this feature from our archives.

SOS team on standby for Day Zero

When Cape Town’s taps run dry, an elite squad will leap into action to halt outbreaks of disease

Listeria outbreak: Why your back-to-school lunch box staples may be dangerous

Worried your child could be at risk of contracting the bug as they head back to school? You might have to leave polony off the menu.

Ebola flight risk fears ungrounded

There is little reason to worry even if a fellow passenger has contracted the disease.

Jabs deplete vaccine budget but dramatically cut child mortality

Prevenar and Rotarix have emptied paediatric wards but the coverage is still too low.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

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

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it