R1.35-billion set aside for 3 million uninsured workers’ vaccines.

In a significant boost to the country’s vaccination programme, the Department of Employment and Labour through the Compensation Fund (CF), in partnership with mutual assurance companies Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) and Federated Employer’s Mutual Assurance […]

Pupil literacy suffered for both home language and English during Covid-19

SA’s primary schoolchildren who attended no-fee schools last year learnt between 50% to 75% less than what they normally do. This is one of the findings of the National Income Dynamics Study — Coronavirus Rapid […]

Ramaphosa to impose much stricter lockdown as deadly UK and Indian Covid-19 variants hit SA

Experts have advised that tighter lockdown restrictions should be implemented to avoid a vicious Covid-19 third wave propelled by new variants since there is no mass vaccination rollout in the country. The recent confirmation that […]

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for SA has ‘95% success rate’

The Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, 325,000 doses of which landed in the country last week, offers 95% protection against hospitalisation and death, according to a big new study from Israel published in the Lancet medical journal […]

Green light for pregnant and breastfeeding women to get J&J vaccine

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has recently announced that pregnant and breastfeeding woman in the country may be vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine provided they consult with their healthcare providers. […]