SA, the country hardest hit in Africa by Covid-19, missed a December 15 deadline to make a deposit to secure vaccines to fight the pathogen, and has not arranged a guarantee to make the full payment.

The payment to the Covax programme will be made in coming days, according to Tandi Nzimande, the CEO of the Solidarity Fund, a philanthropic organisation backed by some of SA’s richest people and biggest companies. ..

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