Covid 19

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 ·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·13 days 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 ·12 days 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·about 2 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·3 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·4 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·3 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·4 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·3 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·10 days 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·3 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·3 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·3 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·3 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·about 2 months ago