Call to legalise work access restrictions for unvaccinated

There is a need to urgently institute vaccine mandates, access restrictions and non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to drive up vaccinations, save lives, and prevent the need for economically destructive lockdowns as we face the prospect of a 4th...

By Katja Hamilton 1 day ago

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SA stays on Alert Level One with mandatory vaccinations to be investigated

South Africa will remain on Alert Level One, but the situation will be monitored weekly. At the same time a task team will be looking at mandatory vaccines for certain locations and activities.

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

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Omicron explained: Why scientists are worried

Authorities around the world have reacted with alarm to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa.

By Alistair Smout, Alexander Winning, Tim Cocks, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Stephanie Nebehay 2 days ago

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New vaccine tailored to Omicron can be ready in 100 days

Pfizer and BioNTech say that, if necessary, they expect to be able to ship a new vaccine tailored to the emerging variant in approximately 100 days.

3 days ago

Dutch in arms: Omicron detected on SA flight

Dutch health authorities announced they had detected 61 Covid-19 cases among people who flew from South Africa on Friday and believe at least some infections are of the new Omicron variant.

3 days ago

Covid-19: New variant with multiple mutations detected in SA

A new variant, the B1.1.529, has been confirmed by the Department of Health. Detected in Gauteng, which saw a rapid rise in cases over the past few days, it is feared that the variant is already present in other provinces of the country.

Danette BreitenbachBy Danette Breitenbach 25 Nov 2021

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Medical doctor suspended for fraudulently issuing medical certificates

The Health Professions Council of South Africa has suspended a Gqeberha-based medical doctor from practising medicine after he was found guilty of fraudulently issuing medical certificates required by drivers applying for Professional Driving Permits...

25 Nov 2021

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