Why countries best placed to handle the pandemic appear to have fared the worst

During the first year of the pandemic, it was wealthier countries, with their comparatively stronger health systems, civil services, legal systems and other public services, that suffered the highest rates of Covid-19...

By Rachel M Gisselquist & Andrea Vaccaro 3 days ago

Teachers to be vaccinated from next week

The National Health Department says it is ready to start vaccinating teachers in their numbers from next week...

3 days ago

Negotiations for Sputnik, Sinovac vaccines at advanced stage

Negotiations with the manufacturers of Sputnik V and Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines are at an advanced stage...

17 Jun 2021

Alcohol industry laments restrictions on off-consumption sales

Alcohol indstry associations have expressed concern around the government's decision to restrict retail alcohol sales over the weekend...

17 Jun 2021

Rebosa urges real estate agents to reinforce health, safety measures

The Real Estate Business Owners of South Africa (Rebosa) is calling on local real estate agents to reinforce their health and safety measures as the country enters its third wave...

17 Jun 2021

Congo caps public gatherings as third Covid-19 wave builds

The Democratic Republic of Congo will limit public gatherings to 20 people and close nightclubs as the country grapples with a third wave of Covid-19, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Tuesday...

15 Jun 2021

How virus detectives trace the origins of an outbreak - and why it's so tricky

Every time there is a major disease outbreak, one of the first questions scientists and the public ask is: "Where did this come from?"

By Marilyn J Roossinck 15 Jun 2021

Revised Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace advises on employee vaccine protocol

A revised Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace sets out the regulations on vaccines and guidelines for employers considering mandatory vaccinations of employees...

By Kate Collier, Shane Johnson and Heather Mudau 14 Jun 2021

Customer experience reimagined post-Covid

Tech trends shaping the customer engagement experience in the financial services sector is seeing a growing competition from challenger banks and new technologies that can help traditional players enhance their customer experience and keep up with the disruptors...

By Katlego Tong, Issued by Israel Trade Office to South Africa 14 Jun 2021

South African health inspectors will not release unsuitable J&J vaccines

South African health inspectors on Sunday said they will not release Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines that may have been contaminated during production at a US plant...

14 Jun 2021

BHF launches alternative reimbursement model for medical schemes

An alternative reimbursement model (ARM) tool has been developed for the healthcare sector in response to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa...

11 Jun 2021

South Africa should train all pharmacists to give vaccinations

South Africa has started the second phase of its Covid-19 vaccine rollout. The aim is to vaccinate essential workers, people in congregate settings such as nursing homes, those over 60 years of age and other vulnerable groups...

By Velisha Ann Perumal-Pillay 11 Jun 2021

Could vaccine registration negate the good intentions of the Trips waiver?

In October 2020, South Africa and India called on World Trade Organisation members to support a proposal to suspend the WTO's agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips), for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chyreene Truluck 10 Jun 2021

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