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Clicks confirms 47 vaccination sites, 520 more pending approvalArticle

Clicks has received approval from the National Department of Health to offer 47 vaccination sites nationally, with a further 520 awaiting approval for registration...

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Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks
Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risksArticle

You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over...

12 May 2021

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Vaccine rollout critical in allowing African countries to fully reopen, restore confidence in travelArticle

Pent-up demand will help propel Africa's travel recovery once restrictions are lifted...

12 May 2021

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

Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of Covid
Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of CovidArticle

"The theme of this year's show is A new dawn for travel and tourism and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest Covid news from around the world - vaccine rollouts, the current state of the industry and more importantly, what the future holds."

4 May 2021

Covid-19 crisis forces digital innovation
Covid-19 crisis forces digital innovationArticle

Through its Wyzetalk-developed Engage platform, Anglo American was able to share targeted information at the individual level, communicating with workers via their mobile phones...

Issued by Wyzetalk 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

Atter Pathology Services' Travel Pass from IATA opens the door for international flights to return
Atter Pathology Services' Travel Pass from IATA opens the door for international flights to returnArticle

As the world moves to secure health passports to enable us to travel freely again, Atter Pathology Services' have joined forces with the International Air Transport Association, which represents 292 airlines to become their first African partner...

30 Apr 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

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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

#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

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

Mitch Slape, Massmart CEO
Massmart's CEO on Covid-driven consumer trends that'll stickArticle

Retail veteran Mitch Slape unpacks the changes in consumer behaviour that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about, and where Massmart is seeing growth...

Lauren Hartzenberg 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

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SA consumers increasingly anxious about finance and healthArticle

Deloitte's latest State of the Consumer tracker shows South Africans are currently most concerned about finances - even more so than the health impact of Covid-19...

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

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

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

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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

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

Polihali Western Access Roads project in Lesotho
Innovative thinking needed to kickstart infrastructure developmentArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the R100bn Infrastructure Fund, aimed at revitalising South Africa's battered economy, will blend resources from the fiscus with financing from the private sector and development institutions...

31 Mar 2021

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SA secures 30-million J&J Covid-19 shotsArticle

South Africa has secured 30-million Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccines, the first batch of which will will be delivered in April...

30 Mar 2021

Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectors
Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectorsArticle

The month of February was the 18th consecutive month in which the Ctrack Freight Transport Index showed a decline. Like January, the February year-on-year decline was marginal, although greater than that of January...

29 Mar 2021

Workers at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer ramp up production in September 2020 in race to meet Covid-19 vaccine-driven demand. Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprintArticle

India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. Its bilateral trade increased from $7.bn in 2001 to $63bn in 2017/18...

Dan Banik & Renu Modik 26 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

Solar energy is an invaluable resource in rural areas like this facility in Gambia. Gavi/2018/Guido Dingemans
Solar technologies can speed up vaccine rollout in Africa. Here's howArticle

There's hope that some industrialised countries will achieve near-universal vaccination against Covid-19 in the coming months...

Cyrus Sinai & Rob Fetter 23 Mar 2021

Professor Marc Mendelson, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital
Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate, says Professor Marc MendelsonArticle

Scientists are predicting that the social gatherings associated with the Easter weekend will trigger the third wave of Covid-19, just as the country heads into winter. What are the lessons learned from the second wave?

19 Mar 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

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

Government expects to vaccinate 65% of population
Government expects to vaccinate 65% of populationArticle

Government remains committed to vaccinate 40 million people, as per the original plan, by the end of the year to help the country reach herd immunity...

11 Mar 2021

Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rollout
Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rolloutArticle

There is no better platform to help get the vaccine to the people than the retail distribution networks, writes Smollan chief growth and innovation officer Michael Smollan...

Michael Smollan 10 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

Private hospitals added to Covid-19 vaccine roll out sites
Private hospitals added to Covid-19 vaccine roll out sitesArticle

The vaccine rollout sites has been expanded to include 13 private hospitals as the Sisonke Programme gains momentum.

4 Mar 2021

I spy with your Wi-Fi: Legalities of monitoring employees who WFH
I spy with your Wi-Fi: Legalities of monitoring employees who WFHArticle

No employer wants to pay someone to watch television or play games during work hours. As a result, employers across the globe are turning to employee monitoring technology...

Keketso Kgomosotho, with Johan Botes 3 Mar 2021

Ahmed Banderker, CEO, AfroCentric Group
3 ways the Budget Speech impacts healthcare in SAArticle

From a healthcare perspective, this year's Budget Speech is significant in three key ways...

Ahmed Banderker 25 Feb 2021

How advanced supply chain technology can help streamline Covid-19 vaccine rollout
How advanced supply chain technology can help streamline Covid-19 vaccine rolloutArticle

While the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has signified the first signs of light at the end of the tunnel, the reality is that this public health crisis is still far from over...

Chris Sullivan 18 Feb 2021

Ramaphosa kicks off vaccine rollout at Khayelitsha
Ramaphosa kicks off vaccine rollout at KhayelitshaArticle

"This day represents a real milestone for us as South Africans that finally the vaccines are here and they are being administered. I was rather pleased that there were five people who were vaccinated before me and they are health workers"...

18 Feb 2021

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Vaccine rollout starts todayArticle

The Covid-19 vaccine programme will start today, with healthcare workers being first in line to receive the 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson jabs, which arrived in South Africa yesterday...

17 Feb 2021

#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expect
#Budget2021: What the real estate industry can expectArticle

As we await the National Budget Speech later this month, many investors and roleplayers in the real estate industry are holding their breath to gauge the year ahead...

Pearl Scheltema 15 Feb 2021

Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021
Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021Article

For those in the aviation industry, the Covid-19 pandemic brought with it one of the most turbulent years on record. But for Aviation Co-ordination Services, the lessons of 2020 and the hope of a vaccine could see passengers return to a safer and more efficient airport experience...

Issued by ACS 11 Feb 2021

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Healthcare workers to receive J&J jabArticle

Phase one of vaccine rollout could commence as soon as next week with healthcare workers receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine instead of an AstraZeneca jab...

10 Feb 2021

Lizle Louw, partner, Webber Wentzel
Can mining houses compel employees to be vaccinated?Article

Once South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine rollout gets off the ground, mining companies will be important centres for distribution, but they will have to be circumspect in imposing vaccines on their employees...

Lizle Louw 9 Feb 2021

Q&A: Chris Gotz and Paul Newman on OFyt remaining independent and true to core mission
Q&A: Chris Gotz and Paul Newman on OFyt remaining independent and true to core missionArticle

Old Friends Young Talent's (OFyt) National Creative Director Chris Gotz and CEO Paul Newman discuss the company's recent decision to remain independent, how they are staying true to their core mission of finding and encouraging talent that has been denied the normal "privileged" entrance to advertising, as well as the impact of Covid-19 and the outlook of the advertising industry for 2021...

Issued by Old Friends Young Talent (OFyt) 1 Feb 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

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