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Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize

The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize has just announced the temporary pause of the COVID-19 J&J vaccine rollout. This follows a recommendation from the FDA in the USA, where 6 women reported a rare type of blood clot 6 to 13 days after the J&J vaccine was administered. The next steps will see SAHPRA …

Nigerian Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome

Ofcom has fined a Christian broadcaster after it breached the rules by airing “inaccurate and potentially harmful claims about coronavirus”. Loveworld Television Network was found to have made the violation back in January after a 29-hour show titled The Global Day of Prayer featured sermons with “potentially harmful” claims about Covid-19 – including that the …

Former SABC GCEO Peter Matlare passes on

Absa deputy CEO Peter Matlare has died at the age of 61. He passed away earlier on Sunday due to COVID-19 complications. The business fraternity is mourning following the death of Matlare. He began his corporate career with the Urban Foundation and Citi Bank before gaining more experience abroad. During his career, Matlare held various …

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhizewas speaking at a webinar hosted by the National Press Club and the GCIS. He said the next wave could be delayed if people continued to keep up social distancing and using of masks. According to Mkhize, the reduction in the severity of the second wave of infections was because of …

Veteran journalist Karima Brown has died after battle with Covid-19

Well known South African journalist and political commentator Karima Brown passed away on Thursday. A Spokesperson for the family Eusebius McKaiser says Brown died from Covid-19 complications. He says Brown will be laid to rest in a private burial ceremony which will be held following Islamic rites and traditions. A small number of invited persons …

The warehouse near Johannesburg, South Africa, where police discovered a shipment of fake COVID-19 vaccines in November 2020. Courtesy of Interpol

By the time police discovered the shipment of fake COVID-19 vaccines, the vials had travelled over 6,000 miles from China to South Africa, the work of a smuggling ring that has produced thousands of counterfeit doses, according to Interpol, the global police agency that helped break up the operation. The trafficking case, involving a shipment …

woman takes off her panty and uses it as mask inside the store

A woman was captured in a shop not wearing a mask and when concerns were raised about her being maskless in the midst of a pandemic, she resorted to rather unprecedented measures. On a video doing the rounds on social media, she can be seen reaching below her long dress and pulling off her panty …

Over 15 000 healthcare workers have been vaccinated across South Africa in the first 5 days since the Johnson & Johnson vaccines were rolled out on Wednesday last week. Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize says by Sunday evening, the number of frontline healthcare workers vaccinated currently stands at 15 388. Dr Mkhize also announced that there …

Nurse

SA’s vaccine drive in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic started after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived late last night in South Africa. In the Western Cape, the rollout started at the Khayelitsha District Hospital where President Cyril Ramaphosa & Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize received their jabs. During the first phase of the …

Johnson & Johnson vaccine is being distributed immediately says government

South Africa received the first delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the O.R. Tambo International Airport last night. The vaccines has been approved by South Africa Health Products Authority. J&J has also made its vaccine to be more accessible for health care workers. They offering the first shot to the workers and allowing …