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WATCH: Ramaphosa updates the nation on response to coronavirus pandemic
Address at 8pm comes as the country continues the rollout of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine against Covid-19
SA scientists welcome US regulator’s approval of Johnson & Johnson ...
The shot is being administered to local health-care workers as part of a rolling review
READ IN FULL: Ramaphosa eases restrictions and expands vaccine sites
The number of sites that will be available for vaccination will be expanded next week from 17 sites to 49 sites
Nearly 66,000 new applications for special Covid-19 relief grant
Pressure to extend that and other relief grew when the government tightened level 3 lockdown restrictions late in ...
US drug regulator clears way for emergency use of ‘safe and effective’ ...
Shot achieved a rate of 64% at stopping moderate to severe cases of Covid-19 in SA after 28 days
Government pins hopes on vaccines as it allocates R9bn to immunisation ...
SA will benefit from resumption of international goods trade and a resurgence in tourism, Treasury says
Government poised to finalise key Covid-19 vaccine deals, says health ...
Zweli Mkhize also says his department and the Treasury have finalised a proposed compensation approach for people who ...
David Makhura paints gloomy picture of Gauteng councils
His state of the province address on Tuesday spelt out how badly revenue collection in municipalities was affected in ...
Trust has been eroded by Covid-19 corruption, David Makhura says
Premier says anticorruption gains have been eroded and the Gauteng government will crack the whip on offenders
Tourism sector in ICU and wants priority in phase 2 of vaccination
The Tourism Business Council of SA says this will reassure foreign tourists
Pressure mounts to improve Covid-19 vaccine appointment system
Streamlining system for Covid-19 jabs aims to end long waiting times and stop queue-jumping by health workers
Private sector health workers get a third of first Covid-19 vaccines
Vaccination drive has a bumpy start at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital amid high demand
Medical billing sector threatened with extinction by amendment bill
Proposed legislation will prohibit the ceding of medical claims to third party administrators
Legal fraternity up in arms over ‘chaotic’ backlog at Master’s Offices
Of the 15 Master’s Offices nationally, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town are the hardest hit by bottlenecks in the ...
Police seize smuggled ivermectin worth R126m at OR Tambo
The police are working with Interpol and the Indian authorities to establish the source of drugs some say are effective ...
Fiscus loses R38bn from sales ban, liquor industry says
The liquor industry is one of the biggest contributors to state coffers, accounting for about R46.8bn in excise tax in ...
Ramaphosa pushes for self-reliance in vaccine production
The president says SA needs to develop the capacity to respond to pandemics that might arise in the future
SA scientists plan AstraZeneca trial to assess effect on severe disease
The vaccine rollout was paused last week after data from a small trial showed it offered minimal protection against the ...
Hasty SAA plan to courier vaccines foiled by regulator
Clearance for flight provided by SACAA too late for the vaccine run to Brussels
Enough vaccines in the pipeline to reach 40-million South Africans, says ...
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Mkhize received one of the J&J vaccines at the Khayelitsha district hospital in the ...
Defence minister claims not knowing unregistered Cuban drug could not be ...
Parliament hears defence force ignored procurement protocols and dodged inquiries by regulator
SA’s AstraZeneca shots will go to AU at no cost to fiscus
As SA pivots to the J&J vaccine, the 1-million AstraZeneca doses will not go to waste
Ramaphosa speech torn apart as parties turn up the pressure
The DA says the president’s state of the nation address was more or less a repeat of those delivered in 2018, 2019 and ...
Tourism Equity Fund faces court challenge, but tourism minister is defiant
One of the grounds for the challenge is that the fund violates the government’s own BBBEE policy
SA land border closures cost taxi industry over R100m, says association
The 20 crossing points were closed to prevent super-spreader events
SA scientists play vital role on pandemic’s front line
Without the work done in our labs, the world would not have come nearly so far in its fight against Covid-19
Ramaphosa extends special Covid-19 grant and Ters benefits
Millions of South Africans will receive an additional three months’ support as the government extends the R350 payment
More than 16,000 learners yet to be placed in schools, Angie Motshekga says
Education minister holds a media briefing on the readiness of schools for their opening on Monday
Vaccinations likely to start next week as J&J’s research stock bridges ...
Health-care workers will be inoculated from research stock while approval for J&J's vaccine is pending
Poultry sector sees glimmer of hope as master plan bears fruit
The scheme is already yielding positive results with the UAE the latest country to permit imports of chicken products ...
NEWS ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa and the bleak state of the nation
The president has only two cards to play when he delivers his speech on Thursday
AstraZeneca’s vaccine useful despite new variants, says WHO
The shot still appears to prevent more serious problems, says expert, despite poor numbers in local trials against the ...
WATCH: Why SA stopped AstraZeneca vaccine roll-out
Wits University health & social security systems specialist Alex van den Heever talks to Business Day TV
Steps taken to prevent repeat of congestion at land border posts
The border posts are due to reopen on February 15
Government pivots to J&J’s vaccines and seeks more shots
It has already secured 9-million doses of J&J’s coronavirus vaccine and talks are on for 20-million more
Western Cape to start Covid-19 vaccination by February 15
Provinces move on plans to get shots to health--care workers as soon as possible
Labour and business call on Cyril Ramaphosa to detail economic recovery ...
Groups seek concrete guidance on vaccine strategy and implementation of SA's economic reconstruction and recovery plan
Covax delivers major vaccine boost for health workers
Covax allocates 3.1-million vaccine doses to SA in first round, which could ensure the government has enough doses to ...
Vaccine registration site won’t crash, state assures healthcare workers
So far only about 38,000 of SA’s estimated 1.25-million healthcare workers have registered on the site to receive the ...
Cyril Ramaphosa offers SA’s mining industry little succour
In a strangely bland keynote speech at the Mining Indaba, he ignored an impassioned plea for urgent economic action ...
Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is 91.6% effective
The peer-reviewed phase 3 trial results means another vaccine can join the fight against Covid-19
Hospitality industry seeks court interdict to stop extension of collective ...
DA says extension of the agreement to nonparties will be a ‘death blow’ to sector reeling from Covid lockdowns
Wine body won’t drop lawsuit despite easing of alcohol sale restrictions
Vinpro wants to guard against the industry being turned ‘on and off’ by the government, MD Rico Basson says
WATCH | President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers Covid-19 update
The president addresses the nation on developments related to the country’s response to the pandemic
Government is moving fast on reforming the economy, says Cyril Ramaphosa
President concedes that lockdown has hurt, but uncontrolled pandemic could have caused ‘irreversible damage’
Miners fire broadside against Ramaphosa’s slow economic reforms
On the eve of the annual Mining Indaba where President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to speak, SA's mining industry lambastes ...
Anthony Fauci calls for more investments in vaccine production
He says rich countries have a humanitarian obligation to help vaccinate poorer nations, but it is also in their ...
Opposition casts huge doubt on SA vaccine strategy
Population immunity in SA might never be achieved, says DA
David Makhura: I’ll go if that is what the ANC wants
Premier says his involvement in corruption scandal is the result of a mistake in a judgment
J&J single-dose vaccine 72% effective in preventing Covid-19
In a sub-study of 6,000 volunteers in SA, the vaccine was 89% effective, with 95% of cases in the SA trial infected ...
Second Covid-19 wave is easing, says adviser Salim Abdool Karim
Government could consider lifting restrictions within two weeks if transmission keeps falling
New virus variant giving WHO Africa head sleepless nights
The SA 501Y.V2 coronavirus variant is estimated to be 50% more contagious than older lineages
Medical schemes still divided on vaccination contribution costs to people ...
Discovery Health has said medical schemes are ready to go, but other schemes say there is still uncertainty and that ...
Tender for vaccine storage in SA to be issued by February 5
Health department director-general Sandile Buthelezi says the tender will be open to all eligible companies
Newly qualified doctors battle to find jobs in SA’s shambolic public ...
Nearly 200 doctors, 325 nurses and 200 other health workers are unemployed, according to Hire our Medical Heroes
Former Zuma lawyer Kemp J Kemp dies of Covid-19-related illness
The advocate was arguably best known for defending the former president in his 2006 rape trial
Get more Covid-19 vaccines approved and factories producing, Bill Gates ...
The Gates Foundation has provided direct support to vaccine manufacturers to enable them to produce shots developed by ...
Medicines regulator to allow limited use of ivermectin for Covid-19 ...
Ivermectin is a cheap, off-patent, anti-parasitic drug not registered for human use in SA, but which has piqued the ...
Weekly excess deaths more than double last winter’s peak
The January figure is triple the number of natural deaths usually seen at this time of year
First coronavirus shots due to land by Friday, says Western Cape
The vaccine will be checked by regulators before it is administered
Global competition over vaccines may prolong crisis, Cyril Ramaphosa tells ...
Global vaccine initiative Gavi estimates that countries have bought at least 800-million more doses than they need
Cyril Ramaphosa takes strain as depth of Covid-19 crisis sinks in
Scale and pace of landmark National Healthcare Insurance in question for the first time
Are virtual work parties remote fun or real torture?
The global virtual events market is expected to grow from just under $100bn in 2020 to $400bn by 2027, Grand View ...
Why India’s health workers don’t want a homegrown vaccine
Epidemiologist and public health experts say the Covaxin approval was rushed, but efficacy data from a trial on 26,000 ...
Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine effective and safe, FDA documents show
US Food and Drug Administration's panel of independent experts meets on Friday to decide whether to approve the shot
Travellers can bet on air travel quarantines getting tighter still
Rather than gradually being wound back, some quarantines are approaching permanency
Joe Biden reviewing global supply chains as US output interrupted
The US wants to cut down its reliance on China, and other adversaries, but the process is likely to take months
Fed’s Powell says Covid vaccines offer chance of ‘more normal conditions’ ...
Fed chair tells Senate banking committee US recovery is far from complete but vaccine rollout is a reason for optimism
Czech Republic warns hospitals near ‘total exhaustion’ in Covid battle
After success in curbing the spread of Covid-19 in 2020, the central European nation now joins Slovakia in asking for ...
WHO to pay compensation for Covid-19 vaccine side effects under Covax ...
A no-fault lump-sum compensation will be paid to settle any claims of serious side effects until June 30 2022