WATCH: A roundup of IOL’s Top 5 stories this week
These are the stories that engaged our readers this week:
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that South Africa will remain on the adjusted level 3 lockdown, with the curfew hours changed from 9 pm to 5 am and the country's ports of entry closed until February 15.
"The Ivermectin available in South Africa is for animal use only. It would be professional misconduct for any doctor to prescribe it and any pharmacist to dispense it," infectious diseases specialist Professor Salim Abdool Karim has warned.
The House made history by impeaching a president for a second time, indicting President Donald Trump a week before he leaves office for inciting a riot that led to the storming of the Capitol and five deaths.
The Department of Basic Education has delayed the reopening of schools by two weeks until February 15, as the country battles rising Covid-19 infections and deaths.
Public schools were scheduled to reopen on January 27 while most private schools had already kick-started their 2021 academic year.