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No clarity on private sector price for Covid-19 vaccines in SA

The government has yet to finalise a pricing structure for the private sector, leaving medical schemes and health-care ...

By Tamar Kahn

Covid-19 update shows most active cases are in KwaZulu-Natal

There were 130 Covid-19 related deaths recorded on Tuesday in SA, the health department confirmed.

By TimesLIVE

SIU investigation into company linked to Zweli Mkhize associates ongoing

The Special Investigating Unit on Tuesday said an investigation into a R82m tender issued to a company allegedly linked ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

IN QUOTES | Zweli Mkhize gives Western Cape's vaccine rollout preparations ...

The health minister visited the province as part of his assessment of provinces’ preparedness for the mass rollout of ...

343,420 elderly have signed up for the jab so far, as South Africa preps ...

SA is on track to vaccinate 46.2 million people by the end of March, says health minister Zweli Mkhize

SA's vaccine compensation fund could cost R250-million in first year

The South African government's compensation fund to cover potential injuries from Covid-19 vaccines could cost around ...

By Alexander Winning

Stalled J&J vaccine rollout poised to resume this week

The resumption of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine programme awaits approval of its updated protocol by the SA ...

By Warren Thompson

Sahpra lifts suspension on J&J vaccines with ‘conditions’

The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has recommended that the temporary pause on the rollout of the ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Israel rescinds outdoor coronavirus mask requirement

Israel rescinded the mandatory wearing of face masks outdoors and fully reopened schools on Sunday in the latest return ...

By Reuters

SA records 1,400 new Covid-19 cases, 90 deaths in the past 24 hours

SA recorded 1,424 new Covid-19 cases and 92 deaths in the past 24 hours up to Friday night, health minister Dr Zweli ...

By TimesLIVE

South Africa records 1,400 new Covid-19 cases, 90 deaths in the past 24 ...

South Africa recorded 1,424 new Covid-19 cases and 92 deaths in the past 24 hours, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said

By TimesLIVE

Private sector pledges to help government boost vaccination rollout

The private sector on Friday pledged its full support for the government’s national vaccination rollout

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

‘No reason for widespread concern’ over vaccines and rare clots, say MRC ...

The risk of developing extremely rare blood clots after a Covid-19 vaccination is much lower than the risk of clotting ...

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

PODCAST | The children orphaned by Covid-19

Today on 'Boots on the Ground', we hear the stories of those left orphaned by the pandemic. We take a moment to ...

By Sipokazi Fokazi, Alexandra Patrick, Nivashni Nair and Paige Muller

Australia reports first blood clot death 'likely' linked to AstraZeneca ...

Australia on Friday reported its first fatality from blood clots in a recipient of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 shot, and its ...

By Reuters


Lessons from around the world

Public health official Anthony Fauci warned on Tuesday about the dangers to children if US schools are reopened and ...

By Reuters

Lindela Repatriation Centre guards hand themselves over after mass escape

Seven security guards who allegedly abandoned their posts at the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp on the West ...

By Naledi Shange

Spaza shop owners bust selling dagga to students in East London

Two spaza shop owners pretended to sell food and drinks to the students when their main generator of income was selling ...




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