The government has mounted a concerted campaign to get South Africans to vaccinate against the coronavirus pandemic. President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the importance of vaccinating every time he speaks to the nation. But what happens if you want to be vaccinated, but don't have an Identity Document?
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and BioNTech announced today, that phase two of its three-phased vaccine trial, has shown that its COVID-19 vaccine was safe for children aged 5 to 11.
The Department of Health says it will present an implementation plan for a COVID-19 Vaccine Passport to the National Coronavirus Command Council within ten days.
Constitutional law expert Professor Pierre de Vos says making vaccination mandatory could be legally justifiable in some cases.
University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng, says the discussion around possibly implementing a policy for mandatory vaccines at UCT is not an easy debate.
Health Minister Dr. Joe Phaahla briefs the media on the national vaccination rollout. He will also visit the Free State vaccination sites to monitor the province's COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura will on Friday morning lead a vaccination drive in the Sebokeng District Municipality.
South African Union of Students (SAUS) says universities should not compel students to vaccinate against COVID-19.
The University of Cape Town has confirmed that a proposal on mandatory vaccinations will be considered by its senate during a meeting on Friday.
The Department of Health says although getting the vaccine against COVID-19 is still a personal option, those who choose not to take the vaccine, could be left out of important events.
Vaccination is still not mandatory in South Africa although not having a vaccination certificate or passport could leave those who are not inoculated unable to attend major events and travel.
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says the reporting of adverse effects after COVID-19 vaccination has been at its lowest in South Africa compared to other countries around the world.
The uptake at the pop-up site at the SJ Smith hostel famously known as Wema, near Lamontville south of Durban, has been poor as hostel dwellers in Durban are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
The South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) says the launch of COVID-19 vaccination pop-up sites at taxi ranks will play a major role in reducing the infection rates at these busy transport interchanges.
The Department of Health has conceded that there is confusion around the kind of messages that are being sent out to encourage people to be vaccinated.
Head of Department of Microbiology at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria, Professor Maphoshane Nchabeleng, says there is a need for children to be vaccinated.
The first South African children taking part in the Sinovac COVID-19 trial have been vaccinated at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria.
South Africa will soon begin to issue vaccine certificates to those who have been fully vaccinated.
Deans of faculties of medicine at universities say their call for mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus for medical students and healthcare workers is aimed at saving lives.
Deputy President David Mabuza is expected to lead the Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 vaccines rollout outreach to the North West on Thursday morning.
The government is determined to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19.
Deputy President David Mabuza, Minister of Sport Arts Culture Nathi Mthethwa and Health Minister Joe Phaahla will participate in the COVID-19 vaccination social mobilisation campaign launch held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on the relaxation of adjusted coronavirus lockdown regulations in a few days' time.
The Health Ministry has released the latest coronavirus (COVI-19) vaccine data which shows the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in South Africa is still way below the government's target of 30 000 per day.
The City of Tshwane says there's been a steady increase in the number of people receiving COVID-19 vaccine in the city.
The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) in South Africa says it is possible to overcome vaccine hesitancy, particularly among young people.
The Western Cape Health Department says at least 25 vaccination sites will be operational on Saturday across the province.
Health Minister Joe Phaahla says they have enough capacity to vaccinate between 300 000 and 400 000 people per day. Phaahla was speaking on Friday at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital vaccination site.
Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla and Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and a panel of experts convene a media briefing on government efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and Vaccine Rollout SA programme.
Deputy President David Mabuza, Gauteng Premier David Makhura and members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 vaccines are on a vaccine rollout outreach programme in Mogale City, west of Johannesburg.