South Africa has reported 17 493 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 1 861 065. There have been 166 new fatalities, pushing the death toll to 59 258.
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.
A global securities watchdog plans to publish its first regulatory guidance for raters of corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance in July to stem growing concern among asset managers about overstated green credentials.
Co-convenor of Progressive Health Forum, Dr Aslam Dasoo has urged government to look out for other vaccines that are available in the market to speed up the vaccination programme.
Notices appeared on Tuesday on a number of Iran-affiliated websites saying they had been seized by the United States government as part of law enforcement action.
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says Africa will need more skills to establish an mRNA technologies hub on the continent.
The hub will boost vaccine manufacturing abilities in the region, as Africa continues to struggle with vaccine procurement.
The White House laid out a plan on Monday to share 55 million US COVID-19 vaccine doses globally, with roughly 75% of the doses allocated to Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa through the COVAX international vaccine-sharing program.
More than half of poorer countries receiving doses via the COVAX vaccine-sharing programme do not have enough supplies to continue, an official from the World Health Organisation, which co-runs it said on Monday.
The World Health Organisation has selected South Africa to establish the first mRNA technology transfer hub.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, together with the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, and French President Emmanuel Macron are holding a joint media briefing on COVID-19 vaccines.
Europe's two privacy watchdogs teamed up on Monday to call for a ban on the use of facial recognition in public spaces, going against draft European Union (EU) rules which would allow the technology to be used for public security reasons.
The Gauteng government has acknowledged that some of the province's health facilities are not properly utilised to cope with the surge in COVID-19 hospitalisations.
More than 5 000 people are currently being treated in the province's hospitals, which is putting high pressure on available resources.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would lead a new drive to capitalise on scientific and technological breakthroughs made in Britain with a programme to direct research into areas that will benefit the public good.
Senior Researcher at the CSIR, Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, says the number of people dying from COVID-19 in Gauteng has increased 80% week on week, and the situation in the province is of major concern.
The team of geoscientists and mining experts that were inspecting the stones found in KwaHlathi in Ladysmith that were thought to be diamonds, have released a preliminary report stating that the stones are indeed not diamonds.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the province's COVID 19 infection rate has started going up steeply. Zikalala was briefing the media on the latest statistics and vaccination progress in the province.
Scientists analysing stones that attracted scores of people at KwaHlathi near Ladysmith will on Sunday report on their findings whether the stones are really precious.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala briefs media on the latest statistics and vaccination progress in the province.
The lab leak theory about the current COVID-19 pandemic just doesn't hold up, reported US news publication Foreign Policy recently.
The Health Ministry says more than 2 137 000 people have received a vaccination so far in South Africa.
The nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy who was severely disfigured after a hyena attack has arrived in South Africa for reconstructive surgery.
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.
The trend of COVID-19 cases in Africa is very concerning, a senior World Health Organisation official said on Friday.
The Acting Minister of Health, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, together with a panel of experts brief the media on the progress of government's efforts in the fight against COVID-19, including an update on the national vaccination roll out programme.
South Africa has recorded 11 767 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 1 786 079.
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) says its COVID-19 Vaccination Centre will officially be launched tomorrow.
The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department is embarking on an intensive drive to encourage people over the age of 60, in the province's rural and outlying areas to get vaccinated.