Covid 19

SA Records 5,074 New Covid-19 Infections, 45 Deaths.

South Africa's daily coronavirus infection rate is at 5,074 for the past 24-hour reporting cycle. These take the country's known caseload since the start of the pandemic to 1,696,000. 45 more people have also died after contracting ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 months ago

How to get COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries – and still keep patent benefits for drugmakers

The world has a COVID-19 vaccine access problem: Almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations. With new corona...

Dalindyebo Shabalala ·4 months ago

What's Trending: The Third Wave SA Is Experiencing Is Different Compared To The Second Wave.

South Africa is experiencing different COVID-19 patterns compared to the second wave. This according to Professor Adrian Puren from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases. He said the Northern Cape, Free State and the North...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

Ethiopia’s elections are needed. But they face credibility challenges

Ethiopia is holding parliamentary elections at a time of immense domestic turmoil and foreign pressure. This is due to, in particular, the Tigray conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and other ethnic-based violence. Ethiopia has always bee...

Jon Abbink ·about 1 month ago

Health Department Records 2 355 New Covid Cases And Atleast 80 Deaths

Over the past 24 Hours The Health Department reported 2,355 new COVID-19 cases. A total of 80 more deaths takes South Africa's death toll to 55,340.

Phumzile Mavimbela ·3 months ago

SIU On Cloth Masks Over Expenditure In North West Education.

An informal procurement committee set up by the North West Department of Education has exposed the Department to over expenditure totaling more than R6.5 million relating to face cloth masks. Ordinarily, all competitive Bids above R50...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 1 month ago

South Africa Records 879 New Covid-19 Related Cases.

South Africa has recorded 897 new cases of COVID-19 “. The cumulative number of cases identified is now 1 584 961 as of the past 24-hour cycle. The number of tests conducted to date is 10 715 773. Of these 16 752 tests were conducted sin...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

President Ramaphosa Speaks At A Roundtable on Pandemic Preparedness.

President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the round table panel to discuss the work of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. Ramaphosa said they welcome the work of the Independent Panel in reviewing response systems, i...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·3 months ago

Proffessor Karim Steps Down As Co- Chair Of The Covid Advisory Committee.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize's top coronavirus adviser, Salim Abdool Karim, has announced that he is stepping down from the Ministerial advisory Commitee

Phumzile Mavimbela·4 months ago

Deputy President Mabuza To Convene With Social Partners to Discuss The Vaccination Rollout Plan.

As government continues with it's vaccination rollout plan the Deputy President David Mabuza as the Chairperson of Inter-Ministerial Committee on Vaccines will convene consultations with traditional leaders, inter-faith leaders and NEDL...

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

Health Minister Mkhize Is Expecting The First Batch Of Covid-19 Vaccine To Arrive In SA On Monday.

Speaking in a public health webinar on COVID-19 vaccine inoculation, Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, confirmed that  the first consignment of one million COVID-19 vaccines is expected to arrive in South African on Monday. The first...

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

SA Records 1,210 New Covid-19 Cases And 219 More Deaths. 

In the past 24 hours  South Africa has recorded  1,210 new Covid-19 cases as well as 219 more deaths. The  Department of  health  says the cumulatove cases now sit on 1 494 119. Many people are asking if South Africa is approaching the...

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

President Ramaphosa To Receive The First Batch Of Covid-19 Vaccine On Monday Afternoon.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza, who chairs the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Vaccines, Will receive South Africa’s first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine this Monday afternoon. The President and Deputy P...

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

The Pandemic forces Us To Think Differently About Our World Order.

I have had the misfortune of traversing the country during this pandemic and one uniting feature that jars in your face in all of South African towns is of long and meandering lines of South Africans queuing outside The Post Office for a...

Thembelani Tukwayo·6 months ago

DA calls for restriction on Indian travelers to South Africa, only repatriation flights should be allowed

The DA calls on government to do the right thing and immediately impose travelling restrictions on travelers from India. This should include the halting of direct and connecting flights from India to South Africa as well as restrictions ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·3 months ago

Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Is Expected To Start On Wednesday.

It is another important day for South Africa as the Health Department prepares for the arrival of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Last week Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that the vaccine would arrive this week. The S...

Phumzile Mavimbela·6 months ago

SA Records A 100 Covid-19 Related Deaths.

A hundred additional COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in South Africa's death over the past 24-hour cycle, bringing the total number of fatalities to 57,410.

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 months ago

President Ramaphosa Addresses Education Lekgotla

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Thursday 25 February 2021, address the 2021 Virtual Basic Education Lekgotla. This annual event will be held under the theme: "Equipping Learners with Knowledge and Skills for a Changing World"...

Phumzile Mavimbela·5 months ago

A 144 People Have Died On Thursday Due To Covid-19

The Minister of Health Zweli Mkihize has announced that a 144 people have died due to covid 19 on Thursday and the total number of deaths is 49 667. South Africa's cumulative number as of Thursday is on 1 509 124. The cumulative total...

Phumzile mavimbela·5 months ago

Local government in South Africa is broken: but giving the job to residents carries risks

Failure by local government to provide basic services has led to protests around South Africa. Now, some residents are resorting to self-help. EFE-EPA/Kim Ludbrook In December 2020, the High Court in Mahikeng, the capital of South A...

 Marius Pieterse·5 months ago

WHO Encourages Countries To Continue Using The AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine.

Some countries in the European Union have temporarily suspended use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure based on reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in persons who had received the vaccine. Other countr...

Phumzile Mavimbela·5 months ago

More Than 105 000 People Vaccinated In The Basic Education Sector In The First Two Days Of The Roll-Out.

More than 105,000 people have been vaccinated in 7 provinces in the Basic Education sector in the last two days alone. On Wednesday when the vaccination programme began the Department of Health recorded 49,776 educators and staff who rec...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·about 1 month ago

South Africa’s vaccine quagmire, and what needs to be done now

South Africa’s approach to its COVID-19 vaccine programme has been characterised by a large number of missteps. In aggregate it has left the country behind many others on the continent, and essentially left millions unvaccinated as a sav...

The Conversation Contributors ·about 1 month ago

331 More People Have Died Due To Covid-19 Related Complications In South Africa.

At least Three hundred and thirty-one people have passed away in South Africa due to Covid-19 complications. Over the past 24 hour cycle, the nation's Covid-19 related deaths sit on 62, 171.

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 1 month ago

COVID-19 lockdowns and contraception: unexpected findings in four African countries.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the sexual and reproductive health needs of women across contexts. To curb the spread of disease across sub-Saharan Africa, many governments imposed early lockdown measures, including closures of border...

The Conversation Contributors ·24 days ago

What's On Everyone's Lips : Minister Angie Motshekga Assesses School's Adherence To Covid-19 Regulations.

The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga today visited Monde primary school in Ekurhuleni. The purpose of the visit is to monitor the return of all primary school learners (Grade R-7) at full capacity. This will be done in terms ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·2 days ago

What's On Everyone's Lips: Gauteng And KZN Can Expect A Surge In Covid-19 Cases Due To Recent Unrests.

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has warned of a surge in COVID-19 infections that will peak in the next week as a result of the recent unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Phumzile Mavimbela·16 days ago

South Africa Moves To Adjusted Alert Level 3.

President Cyril Ramaphosa briefed the country on Sunday evening regarding the latest developments of the country's response to combating Covid 19. In his announcement, he said based on the recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Comm...

Phumzile Mavimbela·10 days ago

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding? Experts explain the safety, evidence and clinical trials

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, public health communications put a special focus on helping high-risk populations, such as seniors, stay safe. Yet, information for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals has been inconsistent and hard ...

Terra Manca and Karina A Top·4 days ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa Visits Vaccination Sites In Gauteng

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Thursday, 29 July 2021, visit two Gauteng vaccination sites to assess progress in South Africa’s vaccination programme. The President’s visit will serve to motivate greater numbers of South Africans ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·7 days ago