Covid 19

South African case study sheds light on how vaccine manufacturing can be developed

The uneven availability of COVID-19 vaccines has become an increasingly urgent and vexatious issue. But managing the problem of what’s been labelled “vaccine nationalism” is proving a hard nut to crack. Shortages of medicines and vul...

David Richard Walwyn And Padmashree Gehl Sampath F·about 1 year ago

The Gauteng Health Department Has Temporarily Suspended All Hospital Visits.

The Gauteng Department has temporarily suspended visiting hours to all Gauteng public healthcare facilities. The Department says this is because of the escalating third wave of COVID-19 infections. Only one visitor per patient will be al...

Phumzile Mavimbela·11 months ago

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Extends National State of Disaster on COVID-19 to 15 May 2021

14 Apr 2021The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has Gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster on Covid-19 until 15 May 2021, in terms of section 27(5)(c) of the ...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·about 1 year ago

Parliament On Suspension Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Rollout.

Decision to temporarily halt the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout ‘taken as a precautionary measure’ The Portfolio Committee on Health heard from the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, that the announcement made to halt the Johnson...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·about 1 year ago

Performing in winter: creating COVID-safe super venues and sharing the stage

You pass through a wide doorway to a large space with good air circulation. Inside, an usher behind a screen scans your ticket and sends you onward. Signs on the carpet direct you to the large auditorium, which is arranged in clusters of...

The Conversation ·over 1 year ago

Universities can now return students to 100% attendance: Minister Blade Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande addressed the media on the regulations relating to the COVID-19 Level 1 restrictions on Wednesday. He spoke on the implementation of measures by the post school ed...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Success Not Final, Failure Not Fatal: Tito Mboweni’s Fiscal Goliath

On 28 October 2020, the Minister of finance, Tito Mboweni delivered the medium-term budget statement that lays out the country’s fiscal framework for the next 3 years and provides a readjustment to government expenditure, revenue, and...

Musa Mdunge ·over 1 year ago

From The desk of the President

This week, we will be hosting the third South Africa Investment Conference.Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will be held in a vastly different and immensely more challenging environment than last year. ...

Cyril Ramaphosa ·over 1 year ago

Aurelia Seeks To Create Responsible digital citizens.

A legal attorney, corporate influencer, social entrepreneur, and socialite Hailing from Durban, in Kwa Zulu Natal aims to leave an impact in this world through touching , grooming and changing the lives of South Africans. Advocate Au...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Long COVID: who is at risk?

For most people, infection with SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – leads to mild, short-term symptoms, acute respiratory illness, or possibly no symptoms at all. But some people have long-lasting symptoms after their infect...

Frances Williams ·over 1 year ago

South Africa records 3 250 new coronavirus cases, 118 new deaths reported on Wednesday

On Wednesday the Health Department revealed a shocking spike of Corona Virus related cases. Stating that South Africa now has 3 250 new reported cases and the number of cases now sits on 775 502 ."The cumulative number of tests co...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Angie Motshekga to put debates around the reopening of schools to bed in a media briefing.

Minister Angie Motshekga is set to brief the media this Friday morning on Cabinet plans for the reopening of schools. The briefing will also be outlining Cabinet decisions on plans for schools in 2021.

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Ramaphosa extends The National State of Disaster And Declares Nelson Mandela Bay A Corona Virus Hotspot.

Following the recommendations of the National Coronavirus Command Council and after consultation with Premiers, metro mayors and traditional leaders. President Ramaphosa announced that Cabinet has decided to declare the Nelson Mandela ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

What's Trending: #RageMatricEvents Declared As Covid 19 Super Spreaders.

The Department of Health has issued an urgent notice to people who subsequently attended the Rage year end parties in Balito, Plettenberg Bay as well as from Jeffreys Bay to immediately self quarantine as the event has been labeled as a...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Nearly half of South Africa’s live music workers may quit the industry for good

For people working in South Africa’s live music sector, 2020 has been “devastating”. That was the term that researchers read most frequently in responses to the country’s largest-ever live music and COVID-19 survey, published in Novembe...

Gwen Ansell ·over 1 year ago

Health Minister Mkhize says SA Is in The Second Covid 19 Wave .

Ministero of Health DrDr Zweli Mkhize has announced the devastating news  that South Africa is now experiencing a second wave of Covid 19. He said a criteria was formulated by the country's scientists and modeling teams. As it stands as ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Misinformation on social media fuels vaccine hesitancy: a global study shows the link

Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The term refers to the delay in acceptance or the refusal of vaccines, despite the availability of vaccination services. It’s a seri...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

Minister Lindiwe Zulu Briefs The Public, On Social relief Measures To Mitigat Covid-19 pandemic.

Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu briefed the media and public on an update on the Department of Social Development's (DSD) Portfolio’s response, which form part of Government’s measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 ...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·over 1 year ago

What's Trending : #FamilyMeeting

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation regarding developments in South Africa's Covid-19 response on Monday 14, evening. The address follows a meeting he had on Sunday with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

President Ramaphosa tightens lockdown restrictions in Covid 19 Hotspot Areas.

"Unless we do things differently, this will be the last Chrismas for some" For this may be the last Chrismas they see, this was a sad statement uttered by President Cyril Ramaphosa as he addressed the nation on the increasing rates of Co...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s Mistake and The Need for Correction!

South Africa is never short of drama and the past two weeks the country was for change gripped with a national debate stirred by the actions and views of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. For the past few works news about the vaccine, succe...

Musa Mdunge ·over 1 year ago

South Africa Has Breached The Ten Thousand Mark Of New Cases, And The Positivity Rate Sits On 21%.

The Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that Covid 19 cases in South Africa are growing exponentially, recording ten thousand new cases in the past 24 hours. This is the first time the country has breached the 10 thousand mark since A...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

How COVID-19 puts women at more risk than men in Gauteng, South Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed stark inequalities and fissures in societies around the world. One of these ruptures has been the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women. In South Africa, women have suffered severe economi...

The Conversation Contributors ·over 1 year ago

South African politicians, not bureaucrats, stand in the way of a professional civil service

South Africa has seen a sharp rise in protests due to incompetence within its civil service. EFE-EPA/Nic Bothma The post-COVID-19 world will demand that governments do more with less, or at least spend within their means. Economic a...

 Mcebisi Ndletyana·over 1 year ago

President Ramaphosa Says the country is to remain on adjusted lock down level 3

President Ramaphosa addressed the nation on a way forward since his last announcement of the cointry going to an adjusted lock down level 3. He said they had an opportunity to review the measures that were put in place as part of adjuste...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Whats on Everyones lips : After tears and night vigils ban remains in full force

The cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says a rise in coronavirus cases and deaths is the reason why government decided to ban all social, political, traditional and religious gatherings

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

South Africa failed to get its act together on vaccines: here’s how

South Africa has an estimated population approaching 60 million. To achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, the government recently set the ambitious goal of vaccinating 67% of the population - roughly 40 million people. According to th...

Shabir A. Madhi ·over 1 year ago

COVID-19 policy briefs must be realistic: a review by young southern African scientists

Hand hygiene is important to fight COVID-19 but how can you do that without water. ShutterstockJust over a year after the coronavirus was first reported in China countries are still reeling from its effects. Severe acute respiratory synd...

The Conversation Contributions ·over 1 year ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa says SA Can Afford To Buy Covid-19 vaccination

President Cyril Ramaphosa has formed the  inter-ministerial committee  set up to overlook the distribution of vaccines. He assures  South Africans that the country will get  enough vaccines.

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Vaccine production in South Africa: how an industry in its infancy can be developed

The issue of vaccine production has become a topic of hot debate following the approval of treatments for COVID-19. In South Africa angry exchanges have been spurred by the country’s lagging access to COVID-19 vaccines. Generally, ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

Covid-19 Cases Continue To Escalate As South Africa Battles Second Wave

 Covid 19 positive cases are drastically increasing daily as South battles the second wave of on Wednesday the Minster  the of health Dr Zweli Mkhize said the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified on South Africa is 1 369 426

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 1 year ago

The Reality of Ramaphoria: From Dawn to Sunset?

The Reality of Ramaphoria: From Dawn to Sunset? Last week Thursday President Cyril Ramaphosa gave his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA). For the first time since 1994, the SONA was without the fan fair and fashion that colours the...

Musa Mdunge ·over 1 year ago

How South Africa is tracking adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines

South Africa has begun the second phase of its public vaccination campaign, targeting people aged 60 or older. The first vaccinations were given in February to health workers. So far almost 600,000 healthcare workers and members of the p...

Kerrigan McCarthy·12 months ago

7,657 New Covid -19 Infections In South Africa.

7,657 COVID-19 infections have been reported in South Africa in the past 24 this has pushed the country's overall caseload to about 1,747,000.

Phumzile Mavimbela·12 months ago

Gauteng Government Looks Into Imposing Tighter Restrictions In Order To Deal With The Rising Covid-19 Rates In The Province

The Gauteng province has been red-flagged for having the highest rate of daily infections in comparison to other provinces. Hospitals in Gauteng have been reported to be under pressure as Covid-19 infections continue to climb up, the Ga...

Phumzile Mavimbela·12 months ago