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Wed, 06/10/2021 - 13:10

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. 

Tue, 14/09/2021 - 10:41

On Sunday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa brought up the possibility of vaccine passports. This has since received mixed reactions from citizens around the country.

Wed, 18/08/2021 - 14:45

Biotechnology company, Moderna, is expected to start human trials for HIV vaccines on Wednesday. The company will be using the same mRNA platform as the firm's Covid-19 vaccine.

Wed, 18/08/2021 - 12:55

The Health Regulator in the United Kingdom (UK) has approved the Moderna vaccine for 12 to 17 year olds. 

Mon, 09/08/2021 - 09:37

With a whole bunch of fake news stories floating around when it comes to the vaccine, it's important to outline the facts. Now, a study has confirmed that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can protect against death and hospitalisation as a result of Covid-19.

Wed, 04/08/2021 - 12:38

Concerns are now being raised as Western Cape Province now becomes the new hotspot of the third wave infections overtaking Gauteng's case numbers. Read further for me.

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 09:07

As part of a collaboration between the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) and the South African National Editors Forum, the Department of Health is calling on all journalists to get vaccinated following an official launch of the media sector's vaccination rollout.


Mon, 26/07/2021 - 10:46

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.


Thu, 22/07/2021 - 09:11

Pfizer and BioNTech have struck a deal with South African company Biovac for the production of COVID-19 vaccines for the African Union. The deal will see the Cape Town-based company produce up to 100 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines a year for distribution across Africa.

Mon, 19/07/2021 - 14:01

Prison inmates are next in line to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, launched the vaccination rollout for prison officials and inmates on Monday. 

Fri, 16/07/2021 - 11:57

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.

Thu, 15/07/2021 - 09:53

Those between the age of 35 and 49 are now allowed to register to get vaccinated. The national vaccination programme continues across the country despite violent protests which resulted in temporary closure of some vaccination sites.

Fri, 09/07/2021 - 18:31

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding can you safely take the Covid-19 vaccine? The Department of Health has given an update based on the latest tests that have been done to ensure the safety of the vaccines. 

Fri, 09/07/2021 - 16:19

Pharmaceutical retail giant Clicks has announced that it has started vaccinating the elderly at some of its Proof of Concept pop-ups at the South African Security Agency (SASSA) pay-points.

Fri, 09/07/2021 - 09:53

The Department of Health announced on Friday morning when registrations for the vaccinations of the 35 to 49 age groups will begin. They also gave insight into when these vaccinations will commence.

Tue, 06/07/2021 - 11:38

The government’s COVID-19 vaccination programme reached a milestone on Monday, with government rolling out the inoculation of the security sector. Police Minister Bheki Cele was one of the first to receive the jab.

Fri, 02/07/2021 - 10:42

Citizens who are between the age of 50 and 59 are now able to register to receive their Covid-19 vaccine. The Department of Health has also said when this round of vaccinations will commence.

Fri, 02/07/2021 - 09:32

Using findings from the Sisonke vaccine trials, the South African Medical Research Council has said that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against variants of Covid-19. They've also found that only 1% of healthcare workers got infected with Covid after being vaccinated.

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:03

South Africa's Health Products Regulatory Authority, also known as SAHPRA, says it is currently in the process of speeding up it's approval of the vaccines that are currently under review.

Wed, 17/02/2021 - 14:23

After a few false starts South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine programme has begun with President Cyril Ramaphosa leading the way. He said he was happy to show his confidence in the vaccine as the first frontline health workers were vaccinated in Cape Town.