Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th December 2021:

News in South Africa 30th December: 1. Double J&J cuts Omicron hospital stays: Two doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine slashed hospitalisations caused by the omicron variant in South Africa by up to 85%, a critical finding since the shot is being increasingly relied upon across the continent, researchers said.  The results are a […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th December 2021:

News in South Africa 24th December: 1. Vaccine boosters approved: The Department of Health has approved the implementation of Covid-19 vaccine booster doses for those who have received their initial series of Johnson and Johnson or Pfizer vaccines. In a WhatsApp statement released by the department, it outlined the rollout as follows: From 24 December 2021, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd December 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd December: 1. Over the peak of fourth wave: South Africa has crested the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections driven by the spread of the omicron variant. CSIR researcher Ridhwaan Suliman said that the country passed the peak in about half the number of days it took to get past previous waves. South […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th December 2021:

News in South Africa 14th December: 1. Omicron hospitalisations low: South Africa has recorded another 13,992 positive COVID-19 cases ahead of Acting President David Mabuza’s meeting with the National Coronavirus Command Council on Tuesday. More than 6,000 of the infections recorded in the last 24 hours were in Gauteng, which remains the province with the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th November 2021:

News in South Africa 25th November: 1. Covid infections spiking: South Africa has reported a continued increase in Covid-19 cases over the last week, raising concerns of a possible fourth wave of infections. On Wednesday (24 November), 1,275 new cases were reported – the highest daily increase since the start of October. A total of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd November 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd November: 1. Fourth Covid wave creeping in: Wits University vaccinologist Prof Shabir Madhi says that South Africa is in the early stages of a Covid-19 resurgence and warns that the fourth wave of infections will likely hit different parts of the country at different times. The fourth wave is starting, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th November 2021:

News in South Africa 15th November: 1. 54-Hour JHB water shut down: Many Gauteng residents are bracing for water supply disruptions on Monday as Rand Water implements its 54-hour shutdown. Water disruptions can be expected from Monday morning and residents will probably notice a difference if they live in the City of Johannesburg, Rand West, […]

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