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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...

2 days ago

Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021
Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021Article

SABC3 and 1Magic announced it will air Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on ( May at 9.30pm and 6pm (SAST), respectively...

Issued by OnPoint PR 2 days ago

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourismArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

2 days ago

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...

3 days ago

Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to consider
Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to considerArticle

Reigniting business travel calls for the tourism and travel industry to consider what will work and what won't when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines and health passports...

5 May 2021

Compliance requirements for mining becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industry
Compliance requirements for mining becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industryArticle

Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate...

Janine Espin 5 May 2021

International lessons: Covid-19's effect on road safety
International lessons: Covid-19's effect on road safetyArticle

While South Africa saw a dramatic drop in road crashes and deaths during the 2020 holiday periods, the same cannot be said for many other countries worldwide...

4 May 2021

Better growth prospects and policy support bode well for markets
Better growth prospects and policy support bode well for marketsArticle

It's been a year since the pandemic and the events that followed took the world into unchartered territory, calling on humankind's innate ability to adapt to survive...

Reza Hendrickse 4 May 2021

The World Health Organisation partnered with Ogilvy | Social.Lab South Africa to launch 'Vaccines Bring Us Closer' global campaign
The World Health Organisation partnered with Ogilvy | Social.Lab South Africa to launch 'Vaccines Bring Us Closer' global campaignArticle

Ogilvy Worldwide and Ogilvy | Social.Lab South Africa joined forces with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to celebrate World Immunisation Week...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 4 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

Basic education under the spotlight as schools reopen
Basic education under the spotlight as schools reopenArticle

School safety will come under the microscope when Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and MECs meet to discuss matters affecting the sector this week...

3 May 2021

Covid-19 vaccination strategies have been affected by supply woes. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC
Ghana's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is struggling to keep up with its great startArticle

Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the Covax facility...

Godfred Boafo 29 Apr 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

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India's staggering Covid crisis could have been avoided. But the government dropped its guard too soonArticle

India reported 314,000 new cases of Covid-19 on 22 April, the highest-ever infection tally recorded by any country on a single day.

Pradeep Taneja & Azad Singh Bali 28 Apr 2021

Connectivity is key to keeping Cape Town on the map
Connectivity is key to keeping Cape Town on the mapArticle

It's been a year since that fateful day when we prepared to shut down...

Deidre Davids 26 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

The world spends billions on treated mosquito nets each year. Irene Abdou / Alamy Stock Photo
New malaria vaccine proves highly effective - and Covid shows how quickly it could be deployedArticle

Coronavirus vaccines have been developed and deployed in record time, but as global rollout has progressed, too few doses have been made available in low-income countries...

Adrian Hill 26 Apr 2021

UNWTO, IATA partner on new destination tracker tool to restore confidence in travel
UNWTO, IATA partner on new destination tracker tool to restore confidence in travelArticle

The UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker is a new free online tool for governments to provide information on COVID-19 requirements for travel and the measures in place at the destination...

23 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

Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?
Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?Article

Conspiracy theories on social media are stoking the fires of fear around the Covid-19 inoculation...

22 Apr 2021

4 ways organisations can help employees fight burnout
4 ways organisations can help employees fight burnoutArticle

Lyndy van den Barselaar offers four ways that organisations can mitigate employee burnout and foster resiliency in the workplace...

Lyndy van den Barselaar 21 Apr 2021

#MarketingMasterminds: Gustav Praekelt discusses National Covid-19 WhatsApp Hotline
#MarketingMasterminds: Gustav Praekelt discusses National Covid-19 WhatsApp HotlineArticle

This month's Marketing Mastermind is Gustav Praekelt, founder and chairman of non-profit organisation, The Praekelt Foundation. He discusses the National Covid-19 WhatsApp Hotline...

Issued by Facebook 21 Apr 2021

Chinese smartphone brand Tecno Mobile topples Samsung in Africa
Chinese smartphone brand Tecno Mobile topples Samsung in AfricaArticle

In terms of handset sales, Tecno Mobile has outdone tech giant Samsung across Africa...

21 Apr 2021

Professor Shabir Madhi
Covid-19 is here to stayArticle

South Africa's Covid-19 death rate is likely to be three times higher than the official figures

21 Apr 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Cheers to what's in a name
#OrchidsandOnions: Cheers to what's in a nameArticle

Two truths: We forget them and think of everyone as pal - and Savanna knows it; Distell's stance of end justifies means deserves a smelly Onion...

Brendan Seery 20 Apr 2021

Sahpra recommends lifting the J&J vaccine suspension
Sahpra recommends lifting the J&J vaccine suspensionArticle

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has recommended the pause on the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine be lifted...

19 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

Emirates begins IATA Travel Pass trials
Emirates begins IATA Travel Pass trialsArticle

Emirates has begun trials on the International Air Transport Association Travel Pass to help passengers manage their travel in line with any government requirements for Covid-19 testing or vaccine information...

16 Apr 2021

Global tourism will only recover if countries work together
Global tourism will only recover if countries work togetherArticle

The global travel industry will only return to a new norm when the whole world is ready to travel under a unified system...

16 Apr 2021

The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel
The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travelArticle

We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

Hospital staff in Lagos, Nigeria, administer the AstraZeneca vaccine. AP Photo/Sunday Alamba
How to get Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries - and still keep patent benefits for drugmakersArticle

The world has a Covid-19 vaccine access problem: Almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations...

Dalindyebo Shabalala 16 Apr 2021

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J&J makes demands before releasing SA vaccinesArticle

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has demanded a letter from the Department of Trade and Industry acknowledging its local investment before it will sign off the delivery of 20-million doses of the vaccine to South Africa...

15 Apr 2021

Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workers
Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workersArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged his support for Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, to draw attention to the need to vaccinate, end Covid-19 and kickstart a global economic recovery...

Issued by OnPoint PR 14 Apr 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine
SA temporarily suspends J&J jabArticle

The South African Department of Health has put the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine on hold temporarily, while it investigates a possible link between the jab and a rare blood clot disorder...

14 Apr 2021

South African healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting hepatitis B
South African healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting hepatitis BArticle

South African healthcare workers were found to be at high risk of contracting hepatitis B, even though a vaccine can provide life-long immunity...

13 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

Back to business as usual for South Africa's airlines at last
Back to business as usual for South Africa's airlines at lastArticle

South Africa's troubled airline industry is slowly getting off the ground as Covid-19 eases off again in the country and the vaccination programme continues. Kulula is the latest of South Africa's airlines to resume a semblance of normal operations...

Issued by SA Airlines 12 Apr 2021

All South Africans can register for Covid-19 jab from 16 April
All South Africans can register for Covid-19 jab from 16 AprilArticle

All South Africans will be able to register for the Covid-19 vaccine from 16 April through the electronic vaccination data system (EVDS)...

12 Apr 2021

Phase 2 of vaccine rollout set for 17 May
Phase 2 of vaccine rollout set for 17 MayArticle

Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has announced that the second phase of the country's vaccination will begin on 17 May, as millions of doses of vaccine are set to land on South African shores over the next few weeks...

9 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

One year on, the events and conference industry is starting to feel cautiously optimistic
One year on, the events and conference industry is starting to feel cautiously optimisticArticle

Colleen Lategan, Assistant F&B Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront to shares new trends that are emerging as South Africans get interested in once again hosting and attending events.

Colleen Lategan 7 Apr 2021

CPT Tourism launches digital visitors' guide
CPT Tourism launches digital visitors' guideArticle

Cape Town Tourism, together with the City of Cape Town, has launched its latest official visitors' guide in digital format, highlighting all the top things to do and see in the Mother City...

7 Apr 2021

Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expect
Music festivals will be very different in summer 2021 - here's what to expectArticle

Live events are set to make a welcome return as the UK moves out of lockdown in the coming months. Parklife and Wireless are the latest events to confirm that they will go ahead this year, both for September, in Manchester and London respectively. Wireless has yet to announce artists, but Parklife's bill includes rappers Megan Thee Stallion and Dave, and electronic stars Disclosure.

Nick Davies & Daniel Baxter 7 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

Daniel Cole/AP
New Covid variants have changed the game, and vaccines will not be enough. We need global 'maximum suppression'Article

At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19...

Salim Abdool Karim 6 Apr 2021

Ebola virus virion. CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith
Ebola might be a chronic infection - but here's why we shouldn't panicArticle

Ebola is back in Guinea in West Africa, five years after the largest Ebola epidemic ever known ended...

Connor Bamford 1 Apr 2021

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