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The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs recently made an announcement regarding the National State of Disaster on COVID-19.
According to a recent study, Scientists at Stellenbosch University found the cause behind a version of the Covid-19 that has dangerous long term health implications. One of the researchers at the University details how the team made this discovery.
The South African Football Association (SAFA) has finally agreed to allow soccer fans entry into stadiums to watch matches. New guidelines have been however set for those who want to attend games at stadiums due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Deputy President David Mabuza is calling on all citizens to get vaccinated to lower the country's infection rate. He was speaking during the launch of the Vaccination Social Mobilisation campaign that has been launched in collaboration with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.
The South African Health Products Regulator (SAHPRA) has released a report which shows that South Africa has recorded no deaths as a result of Covid-19 vaccine. Read further for more details.
There are calls for mass media to dedicate vaccination campaigns based on science and evidence to prime time slots. This follows concerns around vaccine hesitancy as a result of the spread of misinformation about the safety of vaccines.
The long-running trial of the former President Jacob Zuma, who is currently serving a 15-months sentence on a related separated charge, was postponed to 10 August 2021. New developments by the National Prosecuting Authority have come up as Zuma wants to stand trial in person.
Discovery Life's CEO Riaan van Reenen says that clients with new policies who choose not to get vaccinated may be subject to higher insurance premiums due to the increased risk.
After winning a silver medal in the 100m swimming breaststroke two days ago, Tatjana Schoenmaker continues to make South Africa proud in the pool as she wins gold. Read further for more.
South Africa will receive a donation of Pfizer vaccines on Saturday from the United States of America (USA). The Department of Health has confirmed the arrival of the vaccines this week. Read further for more details.
The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula’s, grace with the 2020 driving license extension is coming to an end. The cut off date for when drivers should renew their licenses has now been issued. Read further for more details.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the ban on the sale of alcohol has been lifted. Ramaphosa made the announcement on Sunday following consultations with the National Coronavirus Command Council.
Last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the move to alert level 3 of lockdown with new regulations in place. This comes after the country was placed on alert level 4 lockdown rules on 28 June 2021 due to rising infections under third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works has announced that it will close down the B97 taxi route between Mbekweni/Paarl and Bellville. This follows failed negotiations between two rival taxi associations involved in a deadly conflict over the route.
Minister of Justice, Ronald Lamola, is considering looting arrests be charged for Act of Terrorism. The Minister says the burning of national installations and blockading of roads fall under the act.
There is uncertainty whether the country has passed the third wave peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Health experts have expressed uncertainty as they believe some of the provinces haven’t reached their peak yet when others are seeing a decline in numbers.
The Department of Basic Education confirms that the dropout rate of pupils in school has tripled throughout the pandemic and is the highest it's been in 20 years. Read further to learn more.
Gauteng has reached the peak of the third wave of Covid-19 however the province's government warns that its healthcare system remains strained. Concerns have been raised about whether Covid-19 cases may raise due to recent protest actions.
COVID-19 infections are expected to rise due to looting outbreaks that carried large crowds of people as the country battles with a third wave. Despite strong restrictions set by alert level 4 lockdown on large gatherings, looters were unstoppable.
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Although President Cyril Ramaphosa recently said the country would soon have standardized proof of vaccination to facilitate travel, access to establishments. The digital vaccine certificate is yet to be made publicly available until later this week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his last Covid-19 address, said further information would still be provided on how vaccine passports can be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events. New developments have since emerged regarding the issue of vaccine certificates.
South Africans travelling to the United Kindom (UK) have been met with travel ban restrictions due to Covid-19 concerns. President Cyril Ramaphosa was subsequently advised to speak to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to remove the country from its red list and new developments have emerged since then.