Viruses

Will the coronavirus cause a major growth slowdown in China?

The panic generated by the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov, which originated in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities and a...

The coronavirus is a disease of Chinese autocracy

An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan has already infected over 4000 people –...

Seven things you should know about this country’s largest Lassa fever outbreak

Nigeria's latest and largest epidemic has claimed almost 100 lives. Find out more about the virus.

Explainer: why children are at risk of hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect infants and young children.

Ebola death toll rises in Guinea

Guinea has battled to contain an Ebola epidemic threatening neighbouring countries as fear and confusion grips its people.

‘Chameleon’ – the computer virus that spreads through wi-fi

Computer viruses now live up to their name: thanks to British researchers wi-fi networks can now infect each other just like a common cold works.

Complex ‘The Mask’ malware found behind massive cyber attacks

An advanced Spanish-speaking "threat actor" dubbed "The Mask" has been discovered to be behind global cyberespionage operations since at least 2007.

Alistair Fairweather: Computer viruses are no longer for amateurs

When Fred Cohen coined the term "computer virus", he probably had no idea how apt it would prove nearly 30 years later, as virus makers get serious.

Small businesses face hacking threat

Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report has revealed a 42% surge in targeted attacks in 2012 compared to the prior year.

Kaspersky report show spammers are back

A recent Kaspersky report has revealed that spam increased 13 percentage points during February and averaged 71% for the month.

A virus by any other name is still a virus

One of the most lethal viruses known to science has made its appearance in Africa, but naming it has been held up by political sensitivities.

Creeping through our defences

Barbara Ludman reviews Robert Baker's latest book about the indelible impact of epidemics.

Latest

NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders