President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the nation amid a rise in COVID-19 infections.
The Western Cape Health department says it will ramp up the province's vaccination drive this week after receiving over 190 000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
The police have laid charges of contravention of the Disaster Management Act against the conveners of the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) march on Friday.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the City of Tshwane think creatively to help vaccinate teachers in the capital. The City has deployed its disaster management bus to serve as a mobile vaccination site for educators.
The Limpopo Health Department says more than 16 000 thousand teachers and support staff were vaccinated with the Johnson and Johnson single dose in the province yesterday.
Parliament's Select Committee on Education says general workers in schools should also be vaccinated against COVID-19 together with teachers.
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it won't allow political pressure to cloud its science-based approach to approving health products where the safety of the public could be compromised.
The ANC's Head of Organising and National Executive Committee member, Nomvula Mokonyane, is the latest public figure to contract the coronavirus.
COVID-19 infection rates across South Africa are expected to reach frightening heights over the next few weeks. This was revealed during a briefing by the National Department of Health on Friday morning.
People between the ages of 50 and 59 will be able to register from the 1st of next month to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations and will be able to receive their vaccine from July 15.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the vaccination of law enforcement personnel will start from July 1. He was speaking while presenting his office's budget vote during a virtual sitting of the Gauteng Legislature.
The Department of Basic Education is satisfied with the first day of the vaccination programme in the basic education sector across the country
The Democratic Nursing Organisation (Denosa) says the vaccination programme rollout has been poorly planned and implemented. The organisation says there are long queues that end up in stampedes exposing people to COVID-19 infections.
The National Professional Teacher's Organisation, Naptosa, has called on educators who are so-called "anti-vaxers" - or have doubts over the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines - to reconsider the vaccine's safety.
The FDA on Wednesday said it will add a warning about rare cases of heart inflammation in teens and young adults to fact sheets for the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines but that the benefits greatly outweigh the risks and are still recommending the vaccine for all Americans over 12-years-old.
Teachers in KwaZulu-Natal have heeded the call to get the coronavirus vaccine as number of teachers arrived early at the vaccination sites in the province.
The Northern Cape Education Department remains confident that it will meet its target of vaccinating 16 100 people in the education sector.
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.
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says Africa will need more skills to establish an mRNA technologies hub on the continent.
The Matzikama municipality in rural Western Cape says it has rescheduled the vaccination of the Kliprand community after many were found to be infected with COVID-19.
The Health Ministry says more than 2 137 000 people have received a vaccination so far in South Africa.
Teachers Union, Sadtu , has welcomed Basic Education's announcement that teachers and support staff will be vaccinated starting from this Wednesday.
The Eastern Cape government is concerned about the low turnout of the elderly for vaccinations in remote rural areas. Ngqeleni area in the Nyandeni municipality has a low rate of registration.
The Eastern Cape Education Department plans to vaccinate at least 72 000 educators as part of its vaccine roll out as the infection rate continues to rise in the province.
Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the Military Health Service has been roped in to assist the sector in preparing for further increases in coronavirus cases across Gauteng.
The Gauteng Health department says all vaccination sites in the province are now accepting walk-ins for people above the age of 60.
Health experts say the shortages of vaccine doses in South Africa pose a big challenge in terms of the roll-out programme.
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) as well as the Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane have assured South Africans that the contaminated COVID-19 vaccine doses will not be released in South Africa.