Tanya Farber Senior science reporter

Tanya Farber is the senior science reporter for the Sunday Times and TimesLIVE.

Western Cape to welcome visitors, but will clamp down on Covid-19 violators


The province is facing its biggest balancing act to date: reviving the economy over the festive season while holding ...

KZN rapist who terrorised the women of Pinetown gets six life sentences


He would promise them a job, and instead, they would end up brutally raped and robbed of their possessions.

Dodgy Cuban Covid-19 drug deal adds to Ramaphosa's corruption headache


President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has been vocal on clamping down on Covid-19 related corruption, now has another serving ...

Khoi and San Centre launched at University of Cape Town


The University of Cape Town has launched a groundbreaking Khoi and San Centre.

More than 70% of stressed professionals in SA don’t seek help

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The 2020 Stress Index shows more than a third are struggling, but the majority have failed to seek comfort

Shocking stats on gender-based violence during lockdown revealed


The effect of lockdown on gender-based violence (GBV) has been laid bare by a researcher who collected data from every ...

Diabetics with Covid-19 getting to hospital too late in SA


Head of endocrinology sounds an alarm on Covid-related deaths in those with both types of the disease

New Covid-19 strain up to nine times more infectious — scientists


Researchers now worry whether the newer dominant strain will affect the potency of vaccines being tested

Prof Mayosi’s suicide exposes gaping holes in mental health care


Questions remain as to why his ill health was not picked up and acted upon, says panel probing his death

Without a crystal ball, Covid-19 modellers work with what they can


Unlike with flu, they don’t have decades of history to draw on and are doing their best to be accurate