President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Wednesday welcomed an announcement of a collaboration between South Africa’s Biovac Institute and the global pharmaceutical producer Pfizer as a breakthrough in the protection of African nations against COVID-19
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) is briefing the Portfolio Committee on Health on COVID-19 vaccines pipeline and data on the use of Ivermectin.
The Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern Cape is calling on its citizens to be vigilant as COVID-19 infections surge in the area.
President Cyril Ramaphosa finds himself among a group of 14 heads of state and government selected as people of interest by clients of spyware company NSO Group. Amnesty's Sheila Mohamed called it an unprecedented revelation that should send a chill down the spines of world leaders.
Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, soared about 66.5 miles (107 km) above the Texas desert aboard his company Blue Origin's New Shepard launch vehicle on Tuesday and returned safely to Earth.
A rapid increase in coronavirus cases in the United States and abroad is fueling fears of a pandemic resurgence and sending shockwaves through the stock market as the highly contagious Delta variant takes hold and vaccinations lag in several states.
More than 1.5 million South Africans between the ages of 35 and 49 have already registered for their COVID-19 vaccination. The Department of Health says that more than a million people registered on Thursday last week alone.
Nearly one-million people have registered for the COVID-19 vaccine in the Western Cape. More than 770 thousand vaccines have been administered across the province.
The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) has warned that continuous civil unrest, looting, and violence gripping parts of the country could see a spike in post-traumatic stress disorder amongst children, even those not directly impacted.
South Africa has recorded 11 215 new coronavirus infections in the past 24-hour cycle, taking the total number of cases to 2 295 095.
The public has been warned not to pick up dead marine life or to harvest living marine resources on the coast between Umhlanga and Umdloti north of Durban.
Facebook on Saturday defended itself against US President Joe Biden's assertion that the social media platform is "killing people" by allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to proliferate, saying the facts tell a different story.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported that 14 701 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 283 880.
The Pharmacy Council has urged members of the public not to buy medicine including any vaccine doses that were stolen during this week's looting. It says the looted items could cause harm if administered without the guidance of a pharmacist.
The Western Cape Health Department says more than 744 000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the province.
US President Joe Biden on Friday said social media platforms like Facebook "are killing people" for allowing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines to be posted on its platform, as the administration continued criticising the company.
The department of Health says one million people between the ages of 35 and 49 have registered on the Covid-19 registration website within 24 hours of the site opening. The EVDS opened yesterday for this age group to register to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the health sector is yet to document the true impact of the recent violent protest action - saying not enough COVID-19 testing was conducted amid the unrest.
The Health Ministry in the Western Cape has forecast a slower increase of COVID-19 cases compared to the second wave. Head of the department, Dr Keith Cloete, says this is while the province is in the grip of the third wave of infections.
The South African Pharmacy Council says it remains deeply concerned about the looting of COVID-19 vaccines from pharmacies in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
Nearly 23 million children missed out on routine vaccinations last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highest number in more than a decade, fuelling outbreaks of measles, polio and other preventable diseases, UN agencies said on Thursday.
A paediatrician at the Dr Harry Surtie hospital in Upington in the Northern Cape is piloting a project to make it easier to consult and treat patients in far-flung areas virtually.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says South Africa has recorded 17 489 new coronavirus infections in the past 24-hour cycle, which represents a 31.0% positivity rate. Taking the total number of cases to 2 236 805.
The South African Weather Service says the cold front is moving inland from the Western Cape. The province has been experiencing cold, wet, and windy conditions since Monday.
The World Health Organisation's chief scientist has advised individuals against mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, saying such decisions should be left to public health authorities.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says South Africa has recorded 12 537 new coronavirus infections in the past 24-hour cycle, which represents a 24.2% positivity rate. Taking the total number of cases to 2 219 316.
The World Health Organization's chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a "dangerous trend" since more data is needed about the health impact.
The Pharmaceutical Task Group says the draft Bill on the National Health Insurance Scheme in its current form does not allow the private sector to procure drugs independently and distribute them for medical consumption.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said on Monday it was in discussions with the US Food and Drug Administration about rare cases of a neurological disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome, that have been reported following vaccination with the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says South Africa has recorded 11 182 new coronavirus infections in the past 24-hour cycle, which represents a 31.4% positivity rate. Taking the total number of cases to 2 206 781.