Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd October 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd October: 1. No target set for child vaccinations: Health Minister Joe Phaahla said they had not set a target for teenagers they would like to see vaccinated against COVID-19 because adults still remained the priority. Phaahla made the comments at the OR Tambo Health Centre in Diepsloot on Thursday where […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd September 2021:

1. Over 6.1mil South Africans vaccinated: The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said that over 6.1 million South African were now fully vaccinated with either the on-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the double dose Pfizer jab. About 15% of the country‚Äôs adults are fully vaccinated compared to about 24% of those 18 years […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd June 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd June: 1. Weekend vaccinations low: As South Africa continues with its vaccination strategy, a glaring hole in the numbers shows up over the weekend, where only a few thousand people are vaccinated on Saturdays and Sundays compared to the tens of thousands every other day in the week. According to […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th June 2021:

News in South Africa 18th June: 1. Teachers next in vaccine rollout: The Health Department said that South Africans could expect the arrival of 300,000 vaccines earmarked for educators on Friday. But the department has also warned that South Africa was in trouble, with all provinces showing an increase in new COVID-19 infections. Acting Minister […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th April 2021:

News in South Africa 20th April: 1. Home Affairs document backlog: Home Affairs is hoping to extend its working hours into the weekend in order to deal with backlogs. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says negotiations are continuing with worker unions to create weekend shifts. Strides have been made, but the department is still plagued […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th January 2021:

News in South Africa 13th January: 1. Anti-vaxxers spread unfounded fears: Fake news about the coronavirus has become a problem on social media. Professor, Salim Abdool Karim, Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, says people need to stop fearmongering around the vaccine. He says while no one will be forced to take it, […]

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