Ivermectin is not authorised for human use in South Africa, but some medical practitioners have been calling for it to be used for the treatment of COVID-19.
SAHPRA says it will facilitate an access programme for the drug, known to be used in the treatment of parasites in animals.
Heavy rains in northern KwaZulu-Natal earlier this week have added to the plight of vulnerable communities as Tropical Storm Eloise continues to move through parts of South Africa.
Co-chairperson of the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, says preliminary results of an ongoing study by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), show that Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are effective against the coronavirus variant that has been detected in South Africa.
South Africa has recorded 6 041 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of cases to 1 423 578. In a statement released on Tuesday evening, the Health Department has also reported 680 more COVID-19 related deaths.
Scientists for the first time have found embryonic remains from the group of ferocious meat-eating dinosaurs that includes T. rex - fossilised jaw and claw bones that show these record-size babies looked a lot like adults and were "born ready" to hunt.
South Africa has recorded 6 041 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of cases to 1 423 578.
Two-thirds of adults are willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine, according to findings from the latest University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) COVID Democracy Survey.
The Mangaung Metro has warned residents to be cautious on the roads following a severe weather warning by the South African Weather Services.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma accompanied by Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Kwa Zulu-Natal MECs updated the nation on the tropical storm and heavy down pours that are experienced in some areas of the country.
The Limpopo Health Department has warned people to be vigilant of bogus researchers who are collecting blood samples from the community under the guise of COVID-19 research.
The Northern Cape Health Department has appointed 56 more doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to the province's Namakwa District where two potential COVID-19 hotspots have been identified.
Britain will share its genomic sequencing capabilities with other countries to help quicker identify new variants of the coronavirus in places with less ability to do so, its Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
Moderna Inc said on Monday it believes its COVID-19 vaccine protects against new variants found in Britain and South Africa, although it will test a new booster shot aimed at the South African variant after concluding the antibody response could be diminished.
South Africa has recorded 4 551 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number to 1 417 537.
On Sunday, a crocodile was found near a homestead, causing panic among the residents.
American pharmaceutical company Moderna says its latest research shows that its vaccine is effective against the COVID-19 variants found in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Strong winds and heavy rains continue to lash communities in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The City of Ekurhuleni has warned of possible flooding in low-lying areas due to the persistent rain that's been falling over Gauteng's East Rand.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has sought to allay fears over the efficacy of various coronavirus vaccines, saying government's main goal is to achieve herd immunity.
Italy will take legal action and step up pressure in Brussels against Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca over delays in deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines with a view to securing agreed supplies, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Sunday.
Government leaders should take the COVID-19 vaccine in public to demystify myths surrounding the vaccine and to show citizens that it is safe.
India said it will administer the coronavirus vaccine COVAXIN in seven more states from Monday as it seeks to inoculate 30 million healthcare workers across the country.
Weather experts have reported that the cyclone Eloise will affect the north-eastern parts of KwaZulu-Natal from around midday on Sunday.
Disaster management teams have been deployed in Limpopo ahead of the arrival of cyclone Eloise that is expected to hit the province as well as Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.
The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users in Italy whose age it could not verify following the death of a 10-year-old girl who had been using the Chinese-owned app.
Late last year the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) led by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) identified a rapidly spreading new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The new variant, called 501Y.V2, raises critical questions – including whether current vaccines and treatments will still be effective.
Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has approved an application to recognise the Health Department as the supplier of the Serum Institute of India vaccine. Section 21 Authorisation is required in terms of SAHPRA regulations.
Severe allergic reactions to Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine appear to be quite rare, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday, after over 4 million people had received their first dose.
An independent panel of vaccine experts has reviewed data from Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine and will make public its recommendations on the vaccine's use next Tuesday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.