Zika Virus

Safeguarding women’s rights during the Covid-19 shutdown

Women will be disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly considering their contribution as caregivers, in both professional and domestic settings

Far right uses coronavirus to scapegoat refugees

Europe’s far-right nationalists are closing their borders and using Covid-19 as a guise to deport and deny entry to refugees and asylum seekers

AI set to transform healthcare

High-perfoming computers can analyse huge swaths of health data accurately and quickly

‘We’ve been forgotten’: Brazil’s Zika generation

Between November 2015 and May 2018, Brazil's health ministry registered more than 3 000 cases linked to Zika infections during pregnancy

Tedros aims to turn the WHO around

Good things are being said about the World Health Organisation since Ethiopia’s man came on board

Viruses, vaccines and superbugs: The biggest health stories of 2016

This year wasn’t pretty but from its ashes may rise important scientific advances that could change the course of history.

Sporting political and economic risk kicks off this week

Everyone wants to host mega-events despite the cost and other problems, such as terror attacks.

WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas

The World Health Organisation has recommended that people potentially exposed to the Zika virus should practice safe sex.

US health authorities confirm Zika causes birth defects

Scientists have confirmed that the virus causes microcephaly.

White House: $589m from Ebola to go to fight Zika virus

Federal money left over from the fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration has said.

WHO experts in Cape Verde to monitor Zika, microcephaly case

Cape Verde, which recorded 22 suspected cases of Zika in the first week of March alone, has reported its first case of microcephaly.

Innovation and technology will help to wipe out malaria

With the help of new technologies, global health organisations aim to eliminate malaria in Africa in the next 15 years.

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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