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Govt to launch digital vaccination certificate – Joe Phaahla

10th September 2021 The Department of Health has announced the development of a digital vaccination certificate, which will show proof of vaccination. Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla said this initiative is in line with the World Health Organisation-initiated vaccination certificate, which the WHO is using in an... 

Patience Nombeko Mbava appointed FFC chairperson

20th August 2021 Dr Patience Nombeko Mbava will serve a five-year term as the new Financial and Fiscal Commission chairperson, following her appointment by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The FFC is an independent, permanent and statutory institution that makes recommendations to Parliament, provincial legislatures,... 

Govt releases land for restitution claims

2nd August 2021 Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille has approved the release of various parcels of land in the North West, Western Cape and Mpumalanga provinces for three claimant communities. Government opened the land restitution claims process in 1994 to allow families and communities... 

Stakeholders target 1m vaccinations every 3 days

29th July 2021 Business for South Africa (B4SA) on Thursday lauded its partnership with the Department of Health citing the integrated programme to administer vaccines equitably and efficiently ahead of a possible fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Stakeholders working together have secured doses to achieve... 

BioNTech project aims to expand malaria vaccine production capacity in Africa

27th July 2021 German biotech company BioNTech has announced a project aimed at creating a highly efficacious vaccine to help eradicate malaria, while expanding vaccine production capacity across Africa. BioNTech will develop a first-generation mRNA vaccine using a known antigen, the CSP protein, the clinical... 

Ramaphosa to address nation as violence, looting persist  

12th July 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation, on Monday, on government’s response to the unrest in parts of the country. This after protests against the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma turned violent over the weekend, with looting and violence making headlines in KwaZulu-Natal... 

SANDF deploys soldiers in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal

12th July 2021 The South African National Defence Force said on Monday it would deploy soldiers to support the South African Police Service in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Protests against the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma turned to violent looting. The SANDF has stressed that its objective is to... 

Saving lives, preventing more business closures a priority – Ramaphosa

12th July 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, government has sought to balance saving lives and preserving livelihoods in an evidence-based manner; however, he acknowledged that restrictions have detrimentally impacted businesses. He stated that, for now,... 

Decision on Sinovac vaccine to be announced soon – SAHPRA

1st July 2021 The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela announced that a decision on the Sinovac vaccine will be communicated in the coming days. Last month, SAHPRA revealed that applications had been received for the Sputnik V and Sinovac’s Coronavac vaccines... 

Support income for sectors closed by govt under discussion – Thulas Nxesi

29th June 2021 Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi announced on Tuesday that the department’s social partners will be engaging at the National Economic Development and Labour Council this week to thrash out a plan for income support for sectors closed by the government – in particular the alcohol... 

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