SAA flight departs for Belgium to collect SA’s vaccine

An SAA flight departed for Brussels, Belgium, to collect South Africa’s next batch of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. The plane finally took off on Wednesday. It had been scheduled to fly out on Sunday but was unable to due to risk measures not being up to global aviation standards. The batch of 80,000 […]

Members of Saftu to march over SA’s economic challenges today

Members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) are heading into the streets on Wednesday morning, to voice their anger at a number of economic challenges the country faced. They are concerned about a number of issues, including the high unemployment rate. On Tuesday, Statistics South Africa released the employment data for the […]

More than 15 000 health workers vaccinated as SA’s Covid-19 death toll hits 49 000

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says 15 388 healthcare workers have been vaccinated in the country since the 80 000 Johnson & Johnson doses arrived last week. South Africa kicked off its mass vaccination programme last week after 80 000 J&J vaccine doses touched down. In phase 1 of the vaccination programme, only healthcare workers in […]

New toll tariffs on SA’s national roads to take effect from March 1

New toll tariffs on South Africa’s national roads will take effect from March 1, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Sunday. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula approved the 2021 toll tariffs as recommended by Sanral and these were gazetted on February 11, Sanral said in a statement. “The adjustments are adjusted annually […]

Vaccine rollout a major step for SA’s fight against COVID-19: Dr. Mkhize #Covid19inSA

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize along with a group of healthcare workers at the Khayelitsha District Hospital, in Cape Town. Many have described the kick-off of this process as historic.  

SA’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout kicks off in Khayelitsha #Covid19inSA

South Africa’s long-awaited COVID-19 vaccination programme has kicked off in Khayelitsha outside Cape Town. President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mhkize joined a group of healthcare workers at the District Hospital, who received the Johnson and Johnson inoculations.    

Here is SA’s first-ever citizen to take the Covid-19 vaccine

Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi, a labour-ward nurse at Khayelitsha District Hospital in the Western Cape made history on Wednesday when she became South Africa’s first-ever citizen to take the Covid-19 vaccine jab. Moments later three of her colleagues followed in her footsteps, Dr. Sa’ad Lahri, Mavuyo Mpambani of housekeeping, and Cwengisa Dadirai, an admin clerk. South Africa […]

Ramaphosa: SA’s recovery from COVID-19 pandemic will take time

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the recovery from COVID-19 would be difficult and it would take time and he said that it was important to remember that the government’s relief measures would not be sustainable on an indefinite basis. Last week, Ramaphosa announced in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) that the special COVID-19 […]

Steinhoff was SA’s biggest corporate fraud, yet no arrests have been made

With R21 billion in public funds squandered in what is said to be South Africa’s biggest corporate fraud, it appears that no one wants to take responsibility and confirm how far the investigations have gone to recoup the funds from Steinhoff or to bring those involved to book. Despite having taken more than 200 witness […]

Health Minister Mkhize speaks on SA’s Covid-19 vaccine not being from the devil

AstraZeneca may not be effective for the current Covid-19 variant, but it is not from the devil. During the vaccine update on Monday, 8 February, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said none of the vaccines that are around are from the devil. He was responding to a question on whether AstraZeneca is not effective against […]