WATCH: A roundup of IOL’s Top 5 stories this week
From an eyebrow-raising Powerball jackpot and shocking revelations about the Guptas’ looting of Estina, to the tough new measures to curb Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape, these are the stories that engaged our readers this week.
Britain this week became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from early next week.
The government has transferred R1.5 billion to administrators for national airline South African Airways but the funds cannot be used until the conditions attached are amended.
Tuesday night’s winning lottery numbers caused a stir on social media, with many people saying it was a 'scam’ – not coincidence – that 20 people won the jackpot by choosing six consecutive numbers.
Paul Holden told the inquiry that the Free State government made the first payment to Estina in June 2012, but the Gupta family began moving money through the company as early as May 2011.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced tough new measures in an attempt to curb the surge in Covid-19 cases in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro.
He also warned South Africans to 'change our behaviour' to avoid a return to a harsher national lockdown.