US donates 5.7million doses of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to South Africa

28 July 2021, 8:00 PM
The donation was confirmed in a statement by the US Embassy in Pretoria, calling it a gift from the people of the United States and the largest bilateral vaccine donation to date.
SA records 16 240 COVID-19 new cases, 516 deaths 21 July 2021, 8:22 PM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says another 516 people have died from COVID 19 in the latest 24 hour reporting period and the overall number of people who have died now stands at 68 192.

Limpopo education exceeds vaccination target 21 July 2021, 5:53 PM

Limpopo has completed the vaccination of education sector employees.  Over 73 000 teachers and support staff received the Johnson and Johnson single dose jab.

VIDEO: SAHPRA briefs parliament on vaccines and use of Ivermectin 21 July 2021, 2:19 PM

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is briefing the Portfolio Committee on Health on COVID-19 vaccines pipeline and data on the use of Ivermectin.

Buffalo City calls for vigilance as COVID-19 cases increase 21 July 2021, 12:04 PM

The Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape is calling on its citizens to be vigilant as COVID-19 infections surge in the area.

COVID-19 super-spreader events remain a concern in the Eastern Cape despite drop in new cases 21 July 2021, 6:15 AM

COVID-19 new infections are on a downward trajectory in the Eastern Cape. Despite the decline in new infections, funerals remain a concern and are considered super-spreader events of COVID-19 in the province.

Department of Health in KZN evaluates impact of protests and looting on healthcare services 20 July 2021, 11:17 AM

The Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is evaluating the impact of last week's unrest on the province's healthcare services and infrastructure.

‘Cinderella’ musical in London won’t open due to COVID rules 20 July 2021, 4:47 AM

Musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber on Monday cancelled the opening of his new London production of "Cinderella" and said he had no idea when it would go ahead, blaming "impossible conditions" imposed by the British government.

Tokyo Games village safe, positive COVID-19 cases to be expected -expert 20 July 2021, 2:55 AM

The Tokyo Olympic Games have had their share of positive coronavirus cases before they open, but health expert Brian McCloskey says they were to be expected and are lower than initially imagined at this stage.

US coronavirus cases rise, fueling fears of resurgence 20 July 2021, 2:17 AM

A rapid increase in coronavirus cases in the United States and abroad is fueling fears of a pandemic resurgence and sending shockwaves through the stock market as the highly contagious Delta variant takes hold and vaccinations lag in several states.

Wall Street ends sharply lower as Delta variant sparks new lockdown fears 20 July 2021, 1:40 AM

A surge in Delta variant infections sparked a broad sell-off on Wall Street on Monday as investors feared renewed COVID-19 shutdowns and a protracted economic recovery.

Women hardest-hit in pandemic job market: UN labour body 19 July 2021, 4:43 PM

Women have been hit harder than men by job losses around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and only men's employment is likely to recover this year to 2019 levels, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday.

Nearly 1 million people registered for COVID-19 vaccinations in Western Cape 19 July 2021, 7:49 AM

Nearly one-million people have registered for the COVID-19 vaccine in the Western Cape. More than 770 thousand vaccines have been administered across the province.

SA records 11 215 new coronavirus infections in the past 24-hour cycle 18 July 2021, 11:22 PM

South Africa has recorded 11 215 new coronavirus infections in the past 24-hour cycle, taking the total number of cases to 2 295 095.

South Africans join hands to assist the vulnerable as the world honours Mandela 18 July 2021, 5:00 PM

Residents from various parts of South Africa have been braving the cold and the pandemic to make sure that they're still able to contribute 67 minutes in memory of former president Nelson Mandela.

Public urged not to pick up dead fish nor harvest marine resources between Umhlanga and Umdloti coastal area 18 July 2021, 3:17 PM

The public has been warned not to pick up dead marine life or to harvest living marine resources on the coast between Umhlanga and Umdloti north of Durban.

South Africa soccer team report three COVID-19 cases 18 July 2021, 12:00 PM

South Africa has confirmed three positive COVID-19 cases in their soccer squad for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, including players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi.

VIDEO: The funeral service of Dr. Ben Ngubane 18 July 2021, 11:51 AM

The Special Provincial Official funeral for former KwaZulu-Natal Premier and cabinet minister, Dr. Ben Ngubane, is under way at the Ngwelezane Community Hall, in Empangeni. 

Nigeria puts six states on COVID-19 red alert 18 July 2021, 11:12 AM

Nigeria has put six states on red alert after seeing a "worrisome" rise in COVID-19 infections, a government official said, urging people to curb gatherings and hold prayers outside mosques during this week's Muslim festival Eid-el-Kabir.

ANC MP Joyce Maluleke succumbs to COVID-19 18 July 2021, 11:03 AM

The African National Congress in Parliament has confirmed the untimely passing of its member of Parliament (MP) Joyce Maluleke who succumbed to COVID-19 complications.

Netflix and JPMorgan share post-pandemic potential 18 July 2021, 10:24 AM

Netflix and JPMorgan have similar problems and opportunities. While some companies were crushed by COVID-19, America’s biggest video streaming service and its largest bank emerged with more customers, cash and competition.

SA reports 14 701 new COVID-19 cases, 291 fatalities 17 July 2021, 9:00 PM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported that 14 701 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 283 880.

Africa needs fairness and vaccines to revive its tourism sector 17 July 2021, 11:14 AM

African countries need to get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines so they can start rebuilding their devastated tourism industries, Kenya's tourism minister said on Friday.

Pharmacy Council urges members of the public not to buy looted vaccine doses 17 July 2021, 10:00 AM

The Pharmacy Council has urged members of the public not to buy medicine including any vaccine doses that were stolen during this week's looting. It says the looted items could cause harm if administered without the guidance of a pharmacist.

More than 744 000 COVID-19 vaccines administered across the Western Cape 17 July 2021, 9:18 AM

The Western Cape Health Department says more than 744 000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the province.

Mayor of the Matlosana Local Municipality dies as a result of COVID 17 July 2021, 9:14 AM

The Mayor of the Matlosana Local Municipality based at Klerksdorp in the North West, Maetu Kgaile, has passed away from COVID-19.

First COVID case found at athletes’ village, raising fears ahead of Olympics 17 July 2021, 7:34 AM

A person has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics athletes' village, organisers said on Saturday, in the first such case that adds to concerns about infections at the Games which begin next week.

Recent looting and violence likely lead to further increase of COVID-19 infections: Ramaphosa 17 July 2021, 6:50 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the recent looting and violence in which thousands of people attacked shops and malls in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal will likely lead to a further increase in coronavirus infections.

SA records 15 939 COVID-19 new cases, 413 deaths 16 July 2021, 7:35 PM

South Africa has recorded 15 939 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 2 269 179.

Nigerian Olympic delegate is hospitalised with COVID-19 16 July 2021, 4:57 PM

A Nigerian Olympic delegate became the first visitor to the Tokyo Games admitted to hospital with COVID-19, broadcaster TV Asahi said on Friday, as Japan battles to stem rising local infections a week before the showpiece event starts.

Gen X, Millennials keen to be vaccinated as one million register for COVID-19 vaccine 16 July 2021, 2:41 PM

The department of Health says one million people between the ages of 35 and 49 have registered on the Covid-19 registration website within 24 hours of the site opening. The EVDS opened yesterday for this age group to register to get vaccinated against Covid-19.