Tanya Farber Senior science reporter

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

Covid-19: Western Cape out of the woods for now, but vigilance still required


'We want to continue for at least the next eight weeks to delay the third wave,' the head of the provincial health ...

Fauci unveils study to test Moderna vaccine on SA Covid-19 variant


Moderna is the latest company to test whether its Covid-19 vaccine is weakened by what’s become known as the SA variant ...

Ivermectin gets partial greenlight to fight Covid


Decision comes as many doctors call for it, but health products regulatory authority says better data needed to ...

Don't call it the 'SA variant', scientists and researchers plead


A group of South African and international scientists have taken a strong stand against calling 501.V2, the latest ...

Indoor venues are public enemy No 1, warns Wits prof as second wave hits


Prof Shabir Madhi says it is clear that airborne transmission of the virus - and thus ventilation - are critical ...

Superspreaders: Despite warnings, festival and matric party go ahead in Western Cape


Despite warnings that a Covid-19 resurgence was under way and that large gatherings should be avoided, pockets of ...

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.