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Sane Dhlamini

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Sane Dhlamini is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor and Researcher for Polity.org.za

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Sahpra approves Pfizer booster dose in S Africa to curb Omicron variant

9th December 2021 The South African Health Products Authority (Sahpra) has approved a third booster dose for South Africans following the outbreak of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. This follows concerns at early evidence suggesting that the Omicron has a higher re-infection risk. 

B4SA urges broad participation in Vooma Vaccination Weekend

12th November 2021 As government rolls out the second Vooma Vaccination Weekend this weekend, Business for South Africa is calling on people over the age of 12, and especially those over the age of 50, to take advantage of the weekend vaccination sites ahead of the upcoming holiday season.  B4SA chair Martin... 

Skull of Homo naledi child discovered at Rising Star cave

5th November 2021 The first partial skull of a Homo naledi child, Leti, has been found in a remote passage of the Rising Star cave, in Johannesburg, by a team of international researchers led by University of the Witwatersrand Lee Berger. Two papers have been written about the discovery of parts of the skull and... 

US to donate further R134m in Covid-19 assistance to S Africa

8th October 2021 US Chargé d’Affaires Todd Haskell announced on Friday the donation of about R134-million (or $9-million) in urgent Covid-19 assistance from the US to South Africa to boost the country’s vaccination drive.  This forms part of additional support from the American Rescue Plan Act and complements the... 

Vaccination 'passport' not introduced to punish S Africans – Health Minister

17th September 2021 Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla stressed on Friday that the vaccination certificate touted by government is not being introduced to punish South Africans but rather to protect each other against the Covid-19 virus. Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address last Sunday many South Africans... 

UCT still highest ranked in Africa despite Covid-19

6th September 2021 University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng is pleased with the institution’s latest Times Higher Education ranking, which sees it retain its top spot in Africa and come 183rd out of the more than 16 000 international institutions ranked. The THE World University Rankings... 

Biovac/Pfizer vaccine partnership will boost mRNA hub – Nzimande

23rd July 2021 The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande has congratulated the Biovac Institute for its partnership with Pfizer and its German vaccine partner BioNTech which will see the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine being manufactured in South Africa for distribution within... 

SARB cautions against stained banknotes after unrest

21st July 2021 Following recent looting and acts of lawlessness that caused unrest in the country, the South African Reserve Bank has cautioned the public not to accept stained banknotes, stating that these notes are considered as proceeds of crime. Last week, protests against former President Jacob Zuma’s... 

Vaccine registration for people 50 and over opens July 1

25th June 2021 Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced on Friday that South Africans aged between 50 and 59 years can register for the Covid-19 vaccine from July 1, with vaccinations for this age group scheduled to begin July 15. South Africa is battling a third wave of the pandemic, with... 

Pandemic has presented ‘economic reset’ opportunities

23rd June 2021 Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Boitumelo Moloi said on Wednesday that while the Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic, it has, in many ways, presented a lot of economic reset opportunities in the process. She was addressing delegates at the launch of Switzerland's Institute of... 

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