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Dis-chem prepped for vaccination roll-out with 32 sites secured
Dis-chem prepped for vaccination roll-out with 32 sites securedArticle

Dis-Chem Pharmacies has confirmed its readiness for Covid-19 vaccination roll-out...

23 hours ago

Remote work - employee rights not black and white
Remote work - employee rights not black and whiteArticle

According to a recent global study from PWC, only one in ten employees are willing to return to the traditional commute-to-work lifestyle...

1 day ago

15 facts about the Covid vaccine
15 facts about the Covid vaccineArticle

Although the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and just how the vaccine will help manage or mitigate the spread of the virus. Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund shares 15 facts about the vaccine...

Issued by Bonitas 10 May 2021

Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccines
Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccinesArticle

South Africa's proposal to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) obligations related to the manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries...

7 May 2021

US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictions
US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictionsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US's support for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines...

6 May 2021

Pfizer vaccine hits SA shores
Pfizer vaccine hits SA shoresArticle

The country's vaccination programme on Sunday reached a welcomed milestone with Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, announcing the arrival of the first batch of the Pfizer vaccination doses...

3 May 2021

Like their global compatriots, many South Africans remain fearful of Covid vaccines
Like their global compatriots, many South Africans remain fearful of Covid vaccinesArticle

According to latest results of the Ask Afrika Covid-19 Tracker study, misconceptions continue to be very prevalent with the most common of these being that the vaccine interacts with your DNA, causes side effects and contains the actual virus...

Issued by Ask Afrika 29 Apr 2021

SA's paperless vaccine rollout highlights importance of data management
SA's paperless vaccine rollout highlights importance of data managementArticle

SA's paperless rollout of the Covid-19 vaccinations brings a critical need for data management to the fore...

Hemant Harie 26 Apr 2021

SA to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout
SA to resume Johnson & Johnson vaccine rolloutArticle

South Africa will resume the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine rollout on Wednesday in a push to vaccinate 500,000 healthcare workers through the Sisonke Programme...

26 Apr 2021

Airlink launches new daily service between Jhb and Livingstone
Airlink launches new daily service between Jhb and LivingstoneArticle

Airlink will also resume its Nelspruit-Livingstone service...

22 Apr 2021

Covid-19 No-Fault Compensation Scheme draft regulations gazetted
Covid-19 No-Fault Compensation Scheme draft regulations gazettedArticle

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has invited the public to comment on the draft regulations of the Covid-19 Vaccine Injury No-Fault Compensation Scheme...

16 Apr 2021

Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up again
Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up againArticle

After lockdowns and bans on flying, tourists will have high expectations and demands.

Katerina Antoniou 13 Apr 2021

Vodacom partners with African Union Development Agency for vaccine rollout
Vodacom partners with African Union Development Agency for vaccine rolloutArticle

The Vodacom Group has announced that it will work with the African Union Development Agency to build digital infrastructure to manage vaccinations...

12 Apr 2021

A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix themArticle

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

Sahpra approves J&J vaccine with conditions
Sahpra approves J&J vaccine with conditionsArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has registered the Covid-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine in terms of Section 15(6a) of the Medicines and Related Substance Act 101 of 1965, with conditions...

6 Apr 2021

Tech and Covid: Streamlining the vaccination process through technology
Tech and Covid: Streamlining the vaccination process through technologyArticle

The electronic vaccine data system (EVDS) allows South Africans to register online to receive their Covid-19 vaccination...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

Covid-19 vaccination is slower on the African continent than in high income countries. Shutterstock
Interested in vaccine rollouts across Africa? Here's a map to guide youArticle

Most developed countries are in the advanced stages of Covid-19 vaccination rollouts. But a large number of developing countries, including most across Africa, are still at the early stages, mainly due to a shortage of shots...

Benjamin Kagina 18 Mar 2021

Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rollout
Technology, intra-continental trade key to effective Covid-19 vaccination rolloutArticle

As countries across Africa roll out vaccines to combat the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is becoming increasingly evident that the continent is in desperate need of ICT systems and healthcare solutions that can support mass vaccination programmes...

Praba Moonsamy 17 Mar 2021

Dr Cyprian Ngong, a staff member of National Hospital, Abuja, receives Covid-19 vaccine. Adam Abu-basha/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Nigeria at sixes and sevens on Covid-19 vaccine rolloutArticle

Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan...

Solomon Bakarey 15 Mar 2021

Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?
Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?Article

The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

Kenya’s health minister Mutahi Kagwe next to the country’s first batch of Covid-19 vaccines at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. EPA-EFE/Daniel Irungu
The ins and outs of Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout planArticle

With the arrival of vaccines in the country, Kenya is set to begin its Covid-19 vaccination roll-out...

Catherine Kyobutungi 8 Mar 2021

3 ways to ensure 'wellness' tourism provides a post-pandemic opportunity for the travel industry
3 ways to ensure 'wellness' tourism provides a post-pandemic opportunity for the travel industryArticle

With the right preparation, specialist destinations can benefit from an expected increase in demand...

Jaeyeon Choe and Michael Di Giovine 8 Mar 2021

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Distributing Covid-19 vaccines - how the aviation industry prepared for its biggest logistical challenge yetArticle

The demand for Covid-19 vaccines has seen airlines tap into years of experience to transport pharmaceutical shipments, using cutting-edge technology to distribute vaccines safely

4 Mar 2021

There’s much that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government has yet to explain to South Africans about the Covid-19 vaccine procurement. Getty Images
What South Africans should know, but don't, about government's Covid-19 vaccine procurementArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has again highlighted the challenges facing public procurement in South Africa...

Geo Quinot 3 Mar 2021

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More than 67,000 health workers vaccinated so farArticle

More than 67,000 health workers have been inoculated in the 10 days since the national Covid-19 vaccination kicked off...

1 Mar 2021

New Mauritius route introduced for FlySafair
New Mauritius route introduced for FlySafairArticle

South African airline FlySafair will be introducing a Johannesburg to Mauritius route once the two countries' borders reopen...

4 Feb 2021

MTN donates R383m to African Union's Covid-19 vaccination programme
MTN donates R383m to African Union's Covid-19 vaccination programmeArticle

The donation will help secure up to seven million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for health workers across the continent, which will contribute to the vaccination initiative of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention...

28 Jan 2021

Seychelles makes itself more accessible to potential visitors
Seychelles makes itself more accessible to potential visitorsArticle

Seychelles is reviewing its entry requirement procedures so as to make the country more accessible to potential visitors as part of the restart of its tourism activities for 2021 and beyond...

20 Jan 2021

Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 2)
Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 2)Article

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the legalities of mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policies. Here, we consider whether compulsory testing of employees for the coronavirus is allowed...

Jason Whyte 19 Jan 2021

South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize (centre). The government has been criticised for not having an actionable plan on vaccines. Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
South Africa failed to get its act together on vaccines: here's howArticle

South Africa has an estimated population approaching 60 million. To achieve herd immunity against Covid19, the government recently set the ambitious goal of vaccinating 67% of the population...

Shabir A Madhi 18 Jan 2021

Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 1)
Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 1)Article

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, global efforts have successfully developed both expedited means of testing for the virus and, more recently, vaccines...

Jason Whyte 15 Jan 2021

Big Concerts, The Entertainment Group partner with Health Passport Europe in aim to safely reopen SA's events industry
Big Concerts, The Entertainment Group partner with Health Passport Europe in aim to safely reopen SA's events industryArticle

Big Concerts and The Entertainment Group have partnered with the Irish-based Health Passport Europe in an effort to reopen the South African events industry while adhering to Covid-19 safety protocols. The companies will be using rapid Covid-19 testing and the Health Passport Europe mobile technology...

11 Jan 2021

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Be safe if travelling to high risk Covid-19 countriesArticle

Department of International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, is pleading with South Africans travelling to the Northern hemisphere countries to exercise caution as most nations are deep in the second wave of Covid-19...

14 Dec 2020

Tackling the last mile of the Covid-19 vaccine journey
Tackling the last mile of the Covid-19 vaccine journeyArticle

Restarting the global economy for billions of people will depend on successfully overcoming logistical challenges in the 'last mile' of a Covid-19 vaccine's journey to immunisation stations, according to a new report...

26 Nov 2020

The increasingly well-coordinated global anti-vaccine movement has repurposed itself to challenge the very reality of COVID-19. Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Covid-19: A global survey shows worrying signs of vaccine hesitancyArticle

It has been nine months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of Covid-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a "public health emergency of international concern"...

Scott C Ratzan, Agnes Binagwaho, Heidi Larson, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Kenneth Rabin & Lawrence O Gostin 29 Oct 2020

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