CSIR Senior Researcher, Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, says 5 842 people are currently in hospital in Gauteng and this already surpasses the peak seen in the second wave.
Western Cape Education Minister, Debbie Schafer, says more than 75% of educators have given their consent for the vaccination. Schafer was speaking at the official launch of the vaccination site in Pinelands outside Cape Town.
South Africa has reported 17 493 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 1 861 065. There have been 166 new fatalities, pushing the death toll to 59 258.
The African National Congress (ANC) in the North West has strongly condemned, what it says is, over expenditure totalling more than R6.5 million for the purchase of face masks by the North West department of Education.
The SIU says it will also approach the Special Tribunal, where the order was granted, to have the COVID-19 media campaign contract that was irregularly awarded to Digital Vibes declared unlawful and invalid.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) wants the National Council of Provinces to pass a resolution on the closure of schools due to the rising number of COVID19 cases.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has expressed satisfaction with the Basic Education Department's vaccine rollout programme in the sector.
The Basic Education Department says those who plan to disrupt the vaccine rollout which starts on Wednesday, will face the full might of the law.
The Department of Education in KwaZulu Natal has slammed claims that there has been a lack of information on the location of vaccination sites for teachers in the province.
On a small island where the Senegal River meets the sea, hundreds of mask-wearing jazz enthusiasts listened to French-Senegalese vocalist Awa Ly sing the blues for uncertain times.
The Limpopo Department of Health is confident that it will vaccinate over 38 000 education sector staff against COVID-19 on Friday and Saturday.
Moscow will only let people into bars and restaurants if they have had the COVID-19 shot or already had the coronavirus, its mayor said on Tuesday, as he announced new restrictions amid a surge in cases that authorities blame on the new Delta variant.
Gauteng Health MEC Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi says a number of shops are still not complying with Covid-19 safety protocols
Tavern owners and liquor traders have gathered in Tembisa on the Gauteng East Rand for enhanced training on COVID-19 compliance protocols.
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says Africa will need more skills to establish an mRNA technologies hub on the continent.
The Democratci Alliance in the Western Cape has called on the national Health Department to open up vaccine registrations to people aged 40 and older.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has described the third wave of the pandemic in the province as a house on fire, saying a stricter lockdown could be announced soon as the number of new cases and hospitalisations continue to soar.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says more healthcare workers are needed in the province. Makhura says all health care personnel from the now closed Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital, have been deployed to different health facilities across the province.
Reported deaths from COVID-19 in Colombia passed 100,000 on Monday, the country's health ministry said, amid warnings of potential scarcity of treatment drugs and oxygen in hospitals during a long and brutal third peak of infections and deaths
The World Health Organization said on Monday it would discuss managing COVID-19 risks with Japanese authorities and the International Olympic Committee, after organisers announced some spectators would be permitted to attend the Tokyo Games.
The White House laid out a plan on Monday to share 55 million US COVID-19 vaccine doses globally, with roughly 75% of the doses allocated to Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa through the COVAX international vaccine-sharing program.
Earlier, virologist Professor Shabir Madhi told the SABC News that patients who are on oxygen are sitting on chairs at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg because of a shortage of beds. He said despite Bara having a state-of the-art COVID-19 unit, beds can't be utilised because of staff shortages.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has rallied South Africans to be persistent and practice discipline to win the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Gauteng government has acknowledged that some of the province's health facilities are not properly utilised to cope with the surge in COVID-19 hospitalisations.
More than 5 000 people are currently being treated in the province's hospitals, which is putting high pressure on available resources.
Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world’s second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government’s refusal to back social distancing measures.
South Africa has recorded 13 155 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, representing a positivity rate of 23.7% and bringing the country’s total cases to 1 823 319.
Senior Researcher at the CSIR, Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, says the number of people dying from COVID-19 in Gauteng has increased 80% week on week, and the situation in the province is of major concern.
As the pandemic continues to leave society uncertain, it has induced a considerable degree of fear and worry leaving many with heightened anxiety.
The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Geoffrey Makhubo, has received a positive test result for COVID-19.