The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has approved the first locally developed antigen test that can offer a result for Covid-19 inside 15 minutes and will cost less than R40. 

Ashley Uys, founder and CEO of Medical Diagnostech, a local developer and manufacturer of high-quality rapid diagnostic test kits, developed the test with funding from various government agencies including the SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC), the department of science & technology and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA)...

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