Tanya Farber Senior science reporter

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

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.

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