Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have asked US regulators to authorize emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a group for whom no shot is currently allowed, Pfizer said on Thursday.
A multi-million rand centre to promote science, technology, and innovation has been launched in the Eastern Cape.
Challenging the scepticism and resistance in the public response to the COVID-19 vaccine is deeply important to the state of public health. This is a critical conversation because people are protesting the COVID-19 vaccines not just in South Africa, but globally too.
DuckDuckGo and three other search engine rivals to Google on Thursday urged EU lawmakers to take action against the Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit via new tech rules, saying they have yet to see positive results from an antitrust ruling against Google.
Moderna plans to invest about $500 million to build a factory in Africa to make up to 500 million doses of mRNA vaccines each year, including its COVID-19 shot, as pressure grows on the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture drugs on the continent.
Moderna plans to invest about $500 million to build a factory in Africa to make up to500 million doses of mRNA vaccines each year, it said on Thursday.
At least 20 people were killed and more than 200 injured when an earthquake struck southern Pakistan, Disaster Management Authority Director General Naseer Nasir said on Thursday.
South Africa has recorded 1 149 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 908 768.
The Department of Health in collaboration with the Dennis Hurley Center has embarked on a vaccination drive of undocumented persons in Durban.
The Western Cape Health Department says more than 40% of the eligible population in the province has been vaccinated.
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says that heavy overnight rains in KwaZulu-Natal have fallen largely over parts of the province's south coast.
The Minister of Communications, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says the country will finally switch off analogue transmission and go digital in March next year.
Former co-chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 Professor Salim Abdool Karim says South African has no choice but to introduce the vaccination certificate because that is the direction in which other regions of the world are headed.
Messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during Monday's Facebook (FB.O) outage, its founder Pavel Durov said on Tuesday, as people worldwide were left without key messaging services for nearly six hours.
Online video sharing platforms (VSPs), such as TikTok, Snapchat and OnlyFans, need to provide clear rules on content, allow users to flag harmful videos, and restrict access to pornographic material, Britain's media regulator Ofcom said.
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Aomori and Iwate prefecture in northern Japan early on Wednesday morning but did not cause a tsunami, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.
An error during routine maintenance on Facebook's network of data centers caused Monday's collapse of its global system for more than six hours, leading to a torrent of problems that delayed the repairs, the company said on Tuesday.
South Africa's COVID-19 digital vaccine certificate, which features a scannable QR code, went live today, despite no official launch by the National Department of Health.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Hogen will appear before the US Congress on Tuesday, where she is expected to slam her former employer as “one of the most urgent threats” facing the country and demand transparency about its operation to better regulate it.
Breast cancer accounted for more than a quarter of new cancer cases among South African women in 2020.
The effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc /BioNTech SE vaccine in preventing infection by the coronavirus dropped to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose, according to data published on Monday that US health agencies considered when deciding on the need for booster shots.
Facebook Inc has blamed a "faulty configuration change" for a nearly six-hour outage on Monday that prevented the company's 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media and messaging services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
The summer spike in cases fuelled by the Delta variant of the coronavirus is likely the last big COVID-19 wave in the United States, but the pandemic is far from over globally, former US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Monday.
Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp lit up again late on Monday afternoon Eastern time after a nearly six-hour outage that prevented the company's 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media and messaging services.
Australia will buy 300 000 doses of Merck & Co's experimental antiviral pill, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, as the country looks to boost its vaccine arsenal to fight COVID-19 and aims to reopen its borders next month.
Facebook and Instagram appeared to be partially reconnected to the global internet on Monday afternoon, nearly six hours into a global outage.
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for users across the globe, the social media giant said on Monday, as hours later it scrambled to restore the services after being hit by one of its longest outages.
The massive global Facebook social media outage is likely to see the company lose a number of users according to technology expert Arthur Goldstuck.
Social networks, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook have all gone down in a major global outage.
The Presidency says more than 350 000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of the new Vooma Vaccination Campaign at the weekend - including Friday.