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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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A new Nipsey Hussle album is in the works, according to one of the late rapper’s producers. Mr. Lee, the Grammy Award-winning Houston producer who...

State capture: Jacob Zuma’s Nasrec ambitions thwarted despite deploying ‘rogue spooks’

Rogue intelligence operatives were called back from the wilderness to infiltrate the ANC 2017 Nasrec elective conference. This was evidence presented at the Zondo commission...

Vodacom eSIM works on iPhone – But do not use it

Vodacom has warned its customers against activating embedded SIM (eSIM) functionality on smartphones using its network. The feature allows users to link a mobile phone...