Rhodes University in Makhanda, Eastern Cape, has now made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory in order to allow all staff and students back on campus for the next academic year.
South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the rejection of Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 application will not have an impact on the country's vaccination roll-out programme.
The Health Department is adamant that its decision to vaccinate children aged between 12 and 17 is within the law, saying it's concerned that members of the public are blowing their fears out of proportion.
Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court, Justice Edwin Cameron, says the law can be used to persuade those who are hesitant to take a COVID-19 vaccine.
Children between the ages of twelve and seventeen can receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Wednesday.
The South African Paediatric Association has encouraged healthy dialogue between parents, guardians and children over the COVID-19 vaccine.
South Africa has reached a vaccine milestone of over 20-million vaccinations having been administered in the country.
Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has announced that government is ready to start the vaccination of young people aged between 12 and 17 from October 20.
The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla and Deputy Minister of Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo will convene a virtual media briefing on government's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the national vaccination rollout programme.
Universities South Africa (USAF) CEO Professor Ahmed Bawa says universities can't force people to be vaccinated.
The University of the Free State (UFS) wants all its staff and students to be vaccinated and be able to provide vaccination certificates from the first of February 2022.
The National Department of Health says more than 800 000 people have already downloaded their vaccination certificates.
Higher Health SA says it is still too early to make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory for the higher education sector. This comes after the proposal to make vaccination mandatory for university students and staff.
Social relief organisation Business for South Africa says more mobile vaccine sites are needed to reach herd immunity and to combat vaccination hesitancy.
The Wits SRC has come out strongly in opposition to the idea of mandatory vaccination. They say compelling people to vaccinate goes against people's right to choose, as enshrined in the Constitution.
COVID-19 vaccination took on a colourful theme in Mitchells Plain today as dozens of minstrels danced and shimmied their way to get vaccinated.
Licensed tavern owners at Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape have rolled up their sleeves to assist government to combat the spread of COVID-19. They have embarked on a vaccination drive to help patrons vaccinate at their premises.
The Western Cape Health Department says more than 40% of the eligible population in the province has been vaccinated.
The Presidency says more than 350 000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of the new Vooma Vaccination Campaign at the weekend - including Friday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is satisfied with the turnout of members of the public to be vaccinated at the DH Williams Community Hall in Katlehong in Ekurhuleni.
ANC NEC member Naledi Pandor has called on South Africans to come out in numbers and vaccinate.
The Eastern Cape government is concerned about the decreasing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the province. The O R Tambo region and Nelson Mandela Bay have been identified as hotspots of vaccination reluctance.
The South African Medical Association has warned that government's decision to move the country from adjusted alert level two lockdown to adjusted alert level one lockdown could make the onset of the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic earlier than predicted.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the introduction of the Vooma Weekend vaccination campaign in the hopes of getting 16 million people vaccinated by the end of the year. It will start tomorrow.
The Free State Health Department says the pop-up vaccination site set up at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Office Park in Bloemfontein, is strategically placed to cater to people in Westdene and surrounding areas.
The Gauteng Health Department says it has successfully administered more than 4.5 million vaccines so far, with over two million fully vaccinated.
The Health Ministry says just under 30 000 people were given a vaccination in the latest 24 hour reporting period.
The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health has launched the street vaccination programme in eThekwini municipality. The vaccination programme was set up on three streets in Durban for residents to access vaccines.
Religious leaders in KwaZulu-Natal have launched a campaign at Bhambayi near Phoenix that is aimed at encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Deputy President, David Mabuza, and members of the inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19, are visiting Nkomazi in Mpumalanga to monitor government's COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme.