Browsing Category: COVID-19

Officials happy with Eastern Cape COVID-19 vaccine rollout 1

Officials happy with Eastern Cape COVID-19 vaccine rollout

In the Eastern Cape, 15,000 frontline workers have been vaccinated in just over a month. The province has 392 active COVID-19 cases — the lowest in the country. Health authorities say the vaccination programme is running smoothly. “At this point, it’s working like well-oiled machinery,” said Sibongile Zungu, the province’s acting Superintendent-General. “We did struggle […]

New batch of COVID-19 vaccines part of clinical trials 2

New batch of COVID-19 vaccines part of clinical trials

The new batch of COVID-19 vaccines will also form part of a clinical trial. On Saturday, 70,000 Johnson & Johnson doses arrived in the country. So far, over 182,000 health workers have received the jab. However, there are concerns that government will not reach its target of inoculating at least a million people by mid-April. […]

KZN company ordered to pay profits made from flawed Covid-19 relief contract 4

KZN company ordered to pay profits made from flawed Covid-19 relief contract

The company Zain Brothers, appointed by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development to supply it with blankets, has been ordered to pay back R718 000 profit it made in the flawed procurement contract, the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) said. SIU orders KZN company to pay profits made from ‘flawed’ covid-19 relief contract. The 12 000 […]

#Muvhango: Actor Chief Azwindini’s fall from grace 5

#Muvhango: Actor Chief Azwindini’s fall from grace

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many job losses, causing increased strain on people’s physical and mental health – specifically on men, according to studies. Studies show that men’s self-esteem takes a hit when they lose their jobs, because their jobs and ability to provide for the family are often a major part of how […]

eNCA reporter Lindsay Dentlinger off the hook over mask saga 6

eNCA reporter Lindsay Dentlinger off the hook over mask saga

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) dismissed complaints against eNCA and its reporter, Lindsay Dentlinger, in relation to the mask-wearing saga. Dentlinger was accused of showing racial bias after video clips emerged of her conducting interviews outside Parliament during the budget speech. A local publication previously reported she had interviewed FF Plus leader […]

Over 180 000 healthcare workers vaccinated as SA’s Covid count hits 1 535 423 7

Over 180 000 healthcare workers vaccinated as SA’s Covid count hits 1 535 423

More than 180 000 frontline workers in South Africa have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, announced that 182 983 healthcare workers have been vaccinated since the country kicked off its vaccine rollout plan last month. Reporting on the latest on Covid-19 in SA, Mkhize said 1 462 new cases have […]

COVID-19 infections increase by 1,462 8

COVID-19 infections increase by 1,462

New COVID-19 infections have been hovering around the 1,500 mark for the past three days. On Friday, 1,462 new cases were identified. Over 300 more deaths were recorded, taking the death toll to over 52,000. But, some of those deaths occurred as far back as December. The recovery rate stands at 95 percent, with the […]

Covid-19: UK variant identified as deadlier, study confirms 9

Covid-19: UK variant identified as deadlier, study confirms

The following is a round-up of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus. Antibodies induced by the Moderna and Pfizer Inc/BioNTech vaccines are dramatically less effective at neutralizing some of the most worrying coronavirus variants, a new […]

This is why Ireland stopped free visa travel for South Africans 10

This is why Ireland stopped free visa travel for South Africans

Ireland’s Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has extended the ban on visa-free travel to Ireland from South Africa due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the past, South African travellers were able to visit Ireland without a visa to enjoy attractions like The Cliffs of Moher and Kylemore Abbey. However, Ireland implemented a ban on visa […]