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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

MPs split on Covid-19 roll out as Zweli Mkhize allays their concerns

Health minister Zweli Mkhize's attempts to reassure parliament of the efficiency of SA's Covid-19 vaccine rollout strategy has been met with mixed views among MPs, who either applauded or...

South Africa halts AstraZeneca jab over new strain

South Africa has put its roll-out of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on hold after a study showed "disappointing" results against its new Covid variant. Scientists say the strain accounts for 90%...

Pfizer expects to make $15 billion in sales from its Covid-19 vaccine in 2021

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer expects the coronavirus vaccine it developed with BioNTech, the first to be authorized for emergency use in the West, to make it about $15 billion in...

South Africa will use online platform to track COVID-19 vaccination

Government will use an electronic system to keep track of everyone who gets the COVID-19 vaccine as South Africa gears up for its historical mass vaccination. The Department of Health’s...

Lesufi ‘shocked’ over R431m dodgy spending to sanitise Gauteng schools

The Gauteng education department has vowed to take action after a report revealed allegedly dodgy spending of about R431m for the decontamination, deep-cleaning and sanitising of schools. The report, which...

40,000 now dead from Covid-19 in SA, but Mkhize says ‘promising evidence’ that second...

Image: ALON SKUY Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Friday night that there was “promising evidence” that the Covid-19 second wave was on the decline. Mkhize said on Friday that 11,761...

LA County hospitals forced to make ‘tough decisions’ as Covid kills someone about every...

The Covid-19 outbreak is so bad in Los Angeles County, ambulances have to wait hours to drop patients at emergency rooms. Hospital beds are being crammed into gift shops, cafeterias...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan declares a ‘major incident’ as hospitals in city overwhelmed with...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared a "major incident" in the UK capital as the city's hospitals verge on becoming overwhelmed with Covid patients.Khan said the number of coronavirus...

SA company gets R900 million to develop rapid Covid-19 test – using tobacco plants

Research into plant-based rapid diagnostic Covid-19 test kits, which aim to provide an affordable alternative to developing nations, has been given a major financial boost from Europe to the...

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine becomes the third shot approved for use in the UK

The UK approved Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine Friday, making it the third coronavirus shot to be rolled out in the country. The Covid-19 vaccine, which works in a similar way to...

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National coronavirus command council to meet on Wednesday

The national coronavirus command council (NCCC) will meet on Wednesday. But this does not automatically mean President Cyril Ramaphosa will be announcing changes to the...

Harry Stebbings is leaving Stride, the VC firm he founded with Fred Destin

Harry Stebbings, the podcaster-turned-VC, is stepping down as a partner of Stride.VC, the London-based venture capital firm he co-founded with Fred Destin, formerly of...

Gasly is ready to lead AlphaTauri and mentor Tsunoda

Pierre Gasly said on Friday he was ready to be AlphaTauri's leader on the track this season and help Japanese rookie Yuki Tsunoda make...