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South Africa to begin phase 2 vaccination programme

May 14th 2021 at 01:34
By: SA News
Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, says the learnings of the impact of the Covid-19 global pandemic has highlighted the need to ensure that the health system is resilient in the long term to respond to future outbreaks.
Yesterday β€” May 13th 2021Your RSS feeds

These graphs show South Africa’s third wave is coming

May 13th 2021 at 10:08
South Africa is on the brink of a third wave of coronavirus infections, driven by a steady increase in new cases after a four-day holiday weekend that saw millions of people travel to see family and friends and attend religious gatherings.

South Africa’s state of disaster extended by another month

May 13th 2021 at 09:48
President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet has announced the extension of South Africa’s national state of disaster by a further month.

South African biotech billionaire commits R3 billion for local production of COVID-19 vaccines

May 13th 2021 at 07:55
South African-American biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong has committed an initial R3 billion to build out South Africa's capabilities to produce COVID-19 vaccines.

Private companies and individuals are now stepping in to fix South Africa’s broken roads

May 13th 2021 at 07:14
Private companies are increasingly stepping in to help the government address South Africa's ageing road infrastructure.

New Covid-19 data shows infections rising in these areas – as third wave hits South Africa

May 13th 2021 at 01:44
South Africa’s Department of Health said that while Covid-19 infections climbed 46% in the last week the country has not yet reached a β€œresurgence threshold”.
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Stricter lockdown rules for South Africa suggested

May 11th 2021 at 05:26
New Covid-19 variants in South Africa and concerns of a big third wave have prompted calls for stricter lockdown rules.

3 scenarios for South Africa’s third Covid-19 wave

May 11th 2021 at 05:00
While South Africa is unlikely to escape a third wave of Covid-19 infections, the severity in terms of confirmed cases, hospital admissions and deaths will depend on its timing, according to research released by the Covid-19 working group of the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA).

Push for tighter lockdown in South Africa

May 11th 2021 at 02:01
Health experts have warned that South Africa will need to move to a higher lockdown level and introduce stricter rules around gatherings to avoid the impact of new Covid-19 variants and a severe third wave.

Register for a COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa via WhatsApp or SMS

May 10th 2021 at 08:12
The National Department of Health has launched COVID-19 vaccine registration portals on WhatsApp, USSD, and SMS in South Africa.

New Covid wave already hitting parts of Gauteng: experts

May 10th 2021 at 05:32
With daily new infections of Covid-19 rising in South Africa, medical experts are calling for increased vigilance and adherence to social distancing and mask wearing protocols to delay the third wave in the country.

South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination plan – when you can expect to get your jab

May 9th 2021 at 02:16
An infographic developed by Bhekisisa and Media Hack makes it easy to understand South Africa’s vaccination plan and when you can expect to get your jab.

COVID-19 third wave imminent – and vaccinations won’t be in time

May 9th 2021 at 01:33
A third wave of COVID-19 is expected to hit South Africa soon, and government's vaccination programme is unlikely to beat it in time.

Mkhize warns over two Covid variants β€˜of concern’ in South Africa

May 9th 2021 at 01:14
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said Saturday evening (8 May), that the Network for Genomic Surveillance in SA (NGS-SA) have detected two Covid variants of concern in South Africa.

Mkhize warns of big spike in Covid-19 cases in South Africa – here are new hotspots

May 7th 2021 at 01:47
Health officials have recorded a worrying increase in Covid-19 cases across much of South Africa, says health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Ramaphosa on why Biden’s new Covid-19 vaccine announcement is important

May 6th 2021 at 06:13
President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the support of the United States’ Biden-Harris Administration for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines.

Corruption crackdown by the ANC

May 6th 2021 at 01:59
South Africa’s ruling party is cracking down on leaders implicated in corruption.

India’s struggle to track new Covid variants could worsen crisis

May 6th 2021 at 01:24
The good news is that the vaccines work against a new virus strain circulating in India that’s spread to several other countries.

Eskom cannot afford salary increase demands

May 5th 2021 at 08:27
Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said the South African state utility is unable to agree to certain union demands over wage increases and declined to make an offer on basic salary until labor groups respond.

South Africa on high alert over new Covid-19 variants: Mkhize

May 5th 2021 at 06:20
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has raised concerns around the importation of Covid-19 variants into the country, which could lead to a spike in cases.

We can’t beat the pandemic if rich countries hog all the vaccines: Ramaphosa

May 4th 2021 at 08:00
While the pandemic has highlighted the value of partnership, it has also demonstrated the damaging effects of unilateral action and unequal access to resources, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years

May 4th 2021 at 01:07
Bill and Melinda Gates, who for decades have overseen one of history’s greatest fortunes and philanthropic operations, said they plan to divorce.

South Africa could miss 17 May vaccine deadline due to J&J delay

May 3rd 2021 at 09:53
South Africa said a delivery of 1.1 million Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines has been delayed pending further safety checks, the latest blow to the country’s stop-start inoculation program.

Some good news for South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout

May 3rd 2021 at 03:29
South Africa finally received good news regarding its vaccination rollout, with the first batch of 325,260 Pfizer vaccines arriving in the country overnight.

First batch of Pfizer vaccines lands in South Africa on Sunday evening: Mkhize

May 2nd 2021 at 11:02
Health minister Zweli Mkhize says that the first batch of South Africa's Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines is anticipated to arrive in Johannesburg shortly before midnight on Sunday evening (2 May).

Government considering new lockdown rules for South Africa ahead of third wave

April 30th 2021 at 01:24
The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has prompted the South African government to consider introducing additional measures in order to stave off a third wave.

South Africa to get Russian and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines

April 28th 2021 at 07:58
South Africa plans to buy Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines and shots developed by China’s Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd as it steps up efforts to tackle the coronavirus.

South Africa to use Russian and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines

April 28th 2021 at 07:48
South Africa plans to buy Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines and shots developed by China’s Sinopharm Group as it steps up efforts to tackle the coronavirus.

Huawei sales slump as sanctions hit phone business

April 28th 2021 at 05:47
Huawei Technologies Co’s revenue shrank for a second straight quarter after US sanctions devastated the embattled Chinese tech giant’s smartphone business.

Hawks investigating claims that R41 quadrillion was stolen in South Africa

April 26th 2021 at 06:51
The Hawks specialised crime unit says that it is officially investigating two cases of theft which total R41 quadrillion.

β€œOne-in-a-million chance” of developing blood clots – Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout to resume

April 26th 2021 at 05:05
South Africa will resume administering Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccines to healthcare workers on April 28, after putting their use on hold for two weeks due to concerns that they could be linked to blood clots.

South Africa’s β€˜expanded’ Covid vaccine rollout resumes this week

April 26th 2021 at 02:13
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that South Africa will resume its Covid-19 vaccination programme from Wednesday (28 April), following recommendations from Cabinet and the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA).

More desperate South Africans are β€˜tweaking the truth’ on loan applications

April 25th 2021 at 10:00
South Africa recorded many instances of consumers being granted loans that they could not afford to repay, prior to legislation tackling 'reckless lending'.

Resigned or dismissed? Know the difference when it comes to your rights

April 25th 2021 at 08:00
The employment relationship involves two parties - the employer and the employee - and accordingly there are three possible ways in which this relationship can end, or terminate, says Bradley Workman-Davies, director at Werksmans Attorneys.

Is local still lekker for investing in South Africa?

April 24th 2021 at 05:00
It is hard to imagine that only a year ago, markets hit rock bottom and investors were worried about how the rest of 2020 would pan out, says Debra Slabber, portfolio specialist at Morningstar Investment Management South Africa.

South Africa to use private companies to bring in and distribute Covid-19 vaccines

April 23rd 2021 at 03:44
South Africa has for the first time contracted private companies to help with importation and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines as it seeks to step up vaccination nationwide.

Good news for Discovery members about COVID-19 vaccinations

April 23rd 2021 at 00:22
Discovery has launched a custom COVID-19 Vaccination Portal and will unveil dedicated vaccination sites which will give its members a tailored journey to guide them through their vaccination.

Big public sector strike planned for South Africa

April 22nd 2021 at 10:01
The Public Servants Association (PSA) said it will go on a national strike if the government does not deviate from its 0%-wage increase offer for the 2021/22 financial year.

South Africa set to lift Johnson & Johnson vaccine suspension

April 22nd 2021 at 06:38
President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet has welcomed the recommendation by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority to lift the suspension of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Sisonke Vaccination Programme.

Ramaphosa sets the date for the 2021 local government elections

April 22nd 2021 at 01:38
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the local government elections will take place on Wednesday, 27 October 2021.

South Africa sees Covid-19 surge in 3 provinces

April 21st 2021 at 05:38
By: SA News
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, has noted an upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the Northern Cape, North West and Free State Provinces.

South Africa to spend R43 billion a year on free university education: minister

April 19th 2021 at 04:32
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, says that the government has significantly increased its spending on free university education over the last year.

Oxford starts study to reinfect recovered Covid-19 patients

April 19th 2021 at 01:55
People who have fought off the Covid-19 virus will be deliberately reinfected in a first-of-its-kind trial at the University of Oxford that may shed light on how to develop more effective vaccines against the pathogen.

Government to give go-ahead for Johnson and Johnson vaccine – Report

April 18th 2021 at 04:59
Government plans to resume the vaccination of healthcare workers with the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from Wednesday.

Experts warn of bleak Covid-19 reality for South Africa

April 18th 2021 at 01:59
Health experts have warned that Covid-19 is unlikely to leave South Africa any time soon as it is an airborne virus.

Here’s a look at property prices in Namibia, Eswatini and Mauritius

April 17th 2021 at 09:00
A second home in a great location can serve as the perfect getaway, especially in one of the Southern African neighbouring countries given the easy access for SA property buyers, says the Seeff Property Group.

South Africa’s spats with J&J, Pfizer mask patent concerns

April 17th 2021 at 02:58
Pharmaceutical companies supplying South Africa with Covid-19 vaccines are pressing the country to stop trying to loosen patent protections related to the inoculations, a person familiar with the situation said.

COVID-19 online vaccine registrations open for all South Africans – How to register

April 16th 2021 at 00:06
All South Africans who want to receive a Covid-19 vaccine should register using the electronic vaccination data system (EVDS).

Domestic workers now need to be registered in South Africa – these are the forms you need

April 15th 2021 at 05:13
Government has gazetted new rules for domestic workers in South Africa which will see them covered under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Coida).

You can now buy Nando’s on credit from Vodacom

April 14th 2021 at 11:09
Vodacom has announced the launch of its VodaLend Voucher Advance, which allows Vodacom customers to buy food and appliances on credit.Β 

South Africa’s state of disaster extended by another month

April 14th 2021 at 06:39
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has announced the extension of South Africa’s national state of disaster by a further month.

EOH interim financials point to progress

April 14th 2021 at 03:15
Technology services company EOH on Wednesday (14 April) published its unaudited results for the six months ended January 2021 showing an operating profit of R59 million, up from a prior R915 million loss.

Vaccine blood-clot side effect puts focus on immune reaction

April 14th 2021 at 02:06
Rare cases of clotting that have been seen with two Covid-19 vaccines have put the spotlight on an uncommon reaction that occurs when the body unleashes its immune firepower against blood platelets.

Where in the world you can fly right now

April 14th 2021 at 01:23
Airlines just can’t get the world flying again. Despite a US boom in vaccinations, many countries are battling a resurgent coronavirus. That means carriers are now expected to end 2021 offering about two-thirds the number of seats they did in 2019. Passenger demand could be even lower.

South Africa suspends COVID-19 vaccine rollout

April 13th 2021 at 14:12
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa will temporarily suspend its Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

South Africa suspends rollout of Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine

April 13th 2021 at 13:50
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced the voluntary suspension of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine rollout in South Africa.

Eskom announces stage 2 load shedding on Tuesday night

April 13th 2021 at 11:55
Power utility Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 2 load shedding on Tuesday night.

Calls to pause Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine use over blood clotting concerns

April 13th 2021 at 07:51
U.S. health officials recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine on concerns about severe blood clotting.

103 countries you can travel to visa-free on a South African passport – and where you can’t go to due to travel restrictions

April 13th 2021 at 05:37
Henley & Partners has published its latest passport index for 2021, outlining the countries that South Africans can travel to visa-free right now.

New AI system shows low risk of a third wave in South Africa in next two weeks

April 12th 2021 at 07:25
An Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based algorithm developed by the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) has shown there is a low risk of a third wave of COVID-19 infections across South Africa in the next two weeks.

The world’s wealthiest countries are getting vaccinated 25 times faster

April 9th 2021 at 01:54
Enough vaccines have now been administered to fully vaccinate about 5% of the global population β€” but the distribution has been lopsided. Most vaccines are going to the wealthiest countries.

New vaccine plan in the works for South Africa: Mkhize

April 7th 2021 at 03:27
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that government has concluded an agreement with pharmaceutical company Pfizer for the delivery of 20 million Covid-19 vaccines.

South Africa signs deal for 20 million COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer

April 7th 2021 at 01:16
South Africa finalized a deal to receive 20 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE from mid-April, allowing the country to prepare for a broad roll-out of inoculations after a series of setbacks.

South Africa signs Pfizer deal in boost to vaccination roll out

April 6th 2021 at 10:37
South Africa finalised a deal to receive 20 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech SE from mid-April, allowing the country to prepare for a broad roll-out of inoculations after a series of setbacks.

Covid mutants multiply as scientists race to decode variations

April 6th 2021 at 01:31
When Bette Korber, a biologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, spotted the first significant mutation in the Covid-19 virus last spring, some scientists were skeptical. They didn’t believe it would make the virus more contagious and said its rapid rise might just be coincidence.

Beware these 3 banking scams in South Africa

April 3rd 2021 at 05:00
Customer protection strategies are at the forefront of banks’ efforts to curb ATM and related crimes, but to be effective they require customers to also do all they can to protect themselves, says Piet Swanepoel, chief risk officer at African Bank.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine gets official approval in South Africa

April 1st 2021 at 10:52
Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine has been approved by South African regulators for general use days after President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country will get more than 30 million doses.

I am trapped in a UK quarantine hotel – What it’s really like

March 31st 2021 at 08:59
I recently flew from South Africa to the United Kingdom - here is what it is like to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days.

3 ways another Covid wave could hit South Africa: Discovery

March 31st 2021 at 03:07
Medical aid Discovery Health has published three scenarios that detail when and where a third wave of Covid-19 infections could impact South Africa.

Special COVID-19 lockdown rules for Easter in South Africa

March 30th 2021 at 14:31
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to South Africa's COVID-19 alert level 1 lockdown measures in preparation for the Easter period.

South Africa gets new level 1 restrictions for Easter – these are the changes

March 30th 2021 at 14:00
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will introduce new restrictions ahead of the Easter weekend.

President Ramaphosa announces 4-day alcohol ban in South Africa

March 30th 2021 at 13:54
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new lockdown rules for the Easter period, which include a 4-day restriction on the sale of alcohol for off-site consumption.

Ramaphosa to address the nation on Tuesday ahead of expected Easter lockdown

March 30th 2021 at 08:47
President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 19h00 on Tuesday (30 March) to discuss on developments in relation to the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid origin study points to bats, animal hosts as pathway

March 29th 2021 at 10:06
The coronavirus probably spread from bats to humans via another animal, according to the long-awaited results of a joint World Health Organisation-China study into the origins of Covid-19.

These graphs show how COVID-19 lockdown hammered South African tourism

March 29th 2021 at 06:39
South Africa’s hard lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus came into force a year ago, upending lives and businesses across the continent’sΒ most industrialized economy. Yet few industries suffered more than tourism.

South Africa red-flagged with over 120 major travel restrictions

March 29th 2021 at 05:30
South Africa has 121 β€˜major restrictions’ and 97 β€˜moderate restrictions’ from other countries in place.

Government could ban alcohol but allow gatherings of 5,000 people for Easter weekend – Report

March 28th 2021 at 01:22
The South African government is considering greatly increasing limits on gatherings of people while reintroducing an alcohol ban for the incoming Easter weekend as part of revised temporary COVID-19 lockdown measures.

New COVID-19 vaccine plan for South Africa targets 200,000 people per day

March 28th 2021 at 01:22
Health Minister Zwele Mkhize has outlined a new plan to rapidly speed up South Africa's COVID-19 vaccination efforts to reach herd immunity by early 2022, the Sunday Times has reported.

Warning about alcohol ban as Easter lockdown looms

March 27th 2021 at 07:03
The South African Liquor Brand Owners Association has warned that a new alcohol ban will be devastating.