Vaccine Certificates Can Now Be Accessed Online By Vaccinated Citizens

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. 


The Department of Health (DoH) has issued a statement on its website stating that the system to issue certificates online is established, however, it is not fully operational. 

DoH said there are few individuals of the public who managed to access their digital certificates but the department is urging the public not to panic as the system is still on its trial stages. 

The DoH issued the media statement in response to the members of the public who expressed frustrations as they tried to access their Digital Certificates without success. 

Reports also indicated that the DoH will soon be announcing guidelines about the digital certificates process, as the vaccine certificates became live without prior communication to alert the public. 

The system process is said to be requesting for vaccination details where your ID number, vaccination code, and your name will be picked up by the system if you are vaccinated. 

The system however hasn't been accurate in its set mission as the department is expected to launch Digital Certificates on Friday. 

Vaccinated citizens will be expected to have kept their vaccination codes for the first or second vaccination jab in order to access their Digital Certificates. 

The process however will be met with difficulties as some of the vaccinated citizens are said not to have received vaccination codes or might have lost them.

The South African Football Association (SAFA) in the week announced restrictions against unvaccinated fans. 

COVID-status spot-checks are being carried out at South African stadiums, so match-going fans must be prepared to show that they have been fully vaccinated. 


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