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Tanya Farber Senior science reporter

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

'Historic day,' says minister after two years and three months of protocols


Speaking at a briefing on Thursday morning, minister of health Joe Phaahla thanked all South Africans for their support ...

If this leak is anything to go by, you’ll soon be unmasking and basking in stadiums


Masks and limits on gatherings should go, according to a leaked memo by health minister Joe Phaahla

Children in SA face among the worst bullying across the globe — report


Levels of bullying, victimisation and school violence in SA are among the highest in the world, placing a heavy burden ...

Silence and pitfalls in services: Child victims of crime left out in the cold


The recent harrowing crime stats showed an increase in the first three months of this year of more than 37% when it ...

Chances of finding 60 missing KZN flood victims virtually nil


While KwaZulu-Natal has been thrown into turmoil by a fresh bout of flooding that has already claimed one life, ...

It’s two years later — scientists lash out at Covid-19 draft regulations


A group of top scientific minds in the country have lashed out at government’s draft regulations on the management of ...

Children aged 10 to 14 have highest rate of positive Covid-19 tests


The highest Covid-19 positivity rate is now among children between 10 and 14, health minister Joe Phaahla said on ...

Cape Town’s 300MW solar power plan will be litmus test: mayor Hill-Lewis


The City of Cape Town is the first municipality to open its doors to independent power providers.

New jab on the vaccine block: Sinopharm registered by Sahpra


South Africans have become familiar with the Pfizer-BioNTech (known as the Comirnaty vaccine) and Johnson & Johnson ...

Covid-19 infections were dipping but are up again to a plateau, says health minister


The change from a decline to a plateau is likely linked to the opening of schools, and human movement at the tail end ...