The CEO of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), Tumi Semete, says there is no evidence that any deaths can be attributed to COVID-19 vaccines.
The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature is appealing to South Africans aged 18 and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) is urging men to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
National Immunisation Safety Expert Hannelie Meyer says despite reports that the effectiveness of some COVID-19 vaccines could decline over time, it remains important for people to get a level of immunity against the coronavirus.
The Western Cape Department of Health says it is exceeding its weekly target of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Scores of Joburgers have braved the cold weather to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the SABC head office in Auckland Park in Johannesburg. Saturday marks the last day of the three-day SABC vaccine drive.
Limpopo Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba says her department is working to ensure that all people in rural areas have access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has expressed confidence in government's ability to continue securing and delivering enough COVID-19 vaccines to the population.
Minister of Health Dr. Joe Phaahla together with the Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and a panel of experts, convene a media briefing on government efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout programme.
Pharmaceutical company, Aspen, says its ultimate goal is to secure a licence to produce its own vaccine. Aspen says this will ensure control of the production and distribution of the vaccine, especially to African countries, which are in dire need.
Traditional leaders in some rural parts of the Eastern Cape are calling on government to provide more information on vaccinations for rural people. They believe this will stop vaccine hesitancy amongst men.
Western Cape Health Minister Doctor Nomafrench Mbombo has made an impassioned plea to members of the public to get vaccinated and not to allow fake messages to persuade them to take a stand against vaccinations.
Psychologists say vaccine hesitancy stems from several factors including a lack of information.
The Health Department is edging closer to government's target to vaccinate 300 000 people every day, with the latest data showing that almost 267 000 people were given a jab in the most recent 24-hour reporting period.
Renowned epidemiologist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has emphasized the importance of South Africa reaching a high vaccination rate, saying it will help prevent high levels of fatalities during a fourth wave of infections.
More than 150 young people have been vaccinated at a car wash in Bloemfontein. They received the single dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
Paying an admission of guilt fine for not wearing a mask in public, will result in the offender getting a 10-year criminal record.
Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says coronavirus infections in the country have increased by 18.2% in the last seven days. Phaahla told the media in Pretoria that while they remain concerned about the curve picking up, they are, however, encouraged by a drop in hospital admissions.
The newly-appointed Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla together with Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and a panel of experts convene a media briefing on government's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the vaccination programme.
South Africans have been warned to brace themselves for tough times. This as the country anticipates the fourth wave of the ongoing deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
People who are 18-years and older will be eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccinations from Friday, August 20.
Western Cape Health authorities say it is seeing early signs of a decrease in the number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalisations in the province.
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says disciplinary action will be taken against medical professionals who spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines without scientific proof.
Poor communication in raising awareness about COVID-19 vaccines is driving vaccination hesitancy. Government has set a target of administering at least a million doses every three days. However, the numbers are dropping to below 200 000, despite the governments efforts to have more people inoculated by adding more vaccination sites.
Employees of Tyeks Security Services at Ganyesa in the North West are accusing their employer of vaccine discrimination.
The Health Department's Deputy Director-General Dr Nicholas Crisp says the number of daily COVID-19 vaccinations in the country has increased again after earlier concerns that it was declining.
The Health Department's Deputy Director-General Nicholas Crisp says the health sector is prepared to begin vaccinating young people in the 18 to 35 years age group immediately.
Some residents in Tweespruit in the Free State are appealing to government to open more vaccination sites in the area.
The Western Cape Health Department says the official launch of the Athlone Stadium mass vaccination site on Tuesday is key in ensuring equity in access to vaccination.
The country's second hospitality vaccination site has opened at the Wild Coast Sun in the Eastern Cape. The aim is to assist government to ramp up the vaccination numbers and to ensure that the hospitality sector recovers from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.