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Thabi Madiba

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US supports South Africa’s vaccine roll-out strategy with $3m

8th April 2021 The US is supporting South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine strategy by providing $3-million, or R45-million, in funding for vaccine distribution, field hospitals and data surveillance, through the US Agency for International Development. United States chargé d'affaires Todd Haskell said on Thursday... 

The corrupt took advantage of the public health crisis – David Lewis

25th March 2021 Civil rights and anti-corruption group Corruption Watch on Thursday expressed anger and sadness towards reports relating to corruption in the health sector, saying the corrupt took advantage of the public health crisis to loot the procurement necessitated by Covid-19 and even stooped as low as to... 

Resolving energy challenges is fundamental to economic recovery – Ramaphosa

23rd March 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged the disruption caused by load-shedding and outlined government’s plans to restructure and strengthen the country’s electricity system to fundamentally change the country’s energy future. Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly letter to the nation that for more... 

Picket planned to urge DTIC to fix Patent Law

17th March 2021 The Fix the Patent Law campaign will take to the streets on Thursday to picket at the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition to pressure the department to fix South Africa’s patent law to accelerate access to medicines. The FTPL campaign is represented by the Cancer Alliance, Médecins Sans... 

SA Oxford-AstraZeneca study urges development of second-generation vaccines

17th March 2021 Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytics Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand Director Professor Shabir Madhi has warned that despite early successes with Covid-19 vaccines, further research is needed for a next generation of Covid-19 vaccines. Second-generation vaccines are... 

New Italy Visa Application Centre in SA prioritises safety

2nd March 2021 Outsourcing and technology services company Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) Global on Monday launched the new Italy Visa Application Centre in Cape Town, to offer customers a safe and secure application process. VFS Global regional group COO Jiten Vyas said the new centre was part of the... 

Africa has lost a great thinker – Ramaphosa pays tribute to Benno Ndulu

24th February 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his sadness, on Wednesday, at the passing of respected Tanzanian economist Professor Benno Ndulu, saying Africa had lost a great thinker and visionary in the infancy of continental free trade.  Ndulu, aged 71, passed away in a hospital in Dar es Salaam, in... 

Ramaphosa has stern warning for those involved in corruption

8th February 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured South Africans that the net is closing in on those involved in corrupt acts, warning those found guilty that they will be dealt with harshly and appropriately. Last week the Special Investigating Unit released a report on public spending on coronavirus in... 

US provides additional field hospital support to South Africa

4th February 2021 Field hospitals in the Free State and Eastern Cape have received support from the US Agency for International Development in the form of medical equipment and technical assistance in the provinces’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The US government has provided several tons of medical... 

Lower population growth could significantly reduce unemployment – report

3rd February 2021 Independent organisation the Inclusive Society Institute has released a new report showing the correlation between lower population growth levels and reduced unemployment levels. ISI CEO Daryl Swanepoel explained that between 2011 and 2019 South African’s population grew by an average of 1.65%,... 

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