Vaccine roll-out gets R19bn boost from Mboweni
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, initially criticised for failing to release funds for government to purchase vaccines and putting SA on the backfoot in the vaccine procurement race, has come to the party, notes Legalbrief. Mboweni, delivering his 2021 Budget speech ...
More than 20 000 already vaccinated
SA is set to get another batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Saturday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize told Parliament yesterday during a debate on the government's Covid-19 vaccine rollout plan. 'Our programme is rapidly gaining momentum. We have ...
Net closes in on more Ters fraudsters
Disciplinary hearings against seven UIF employees, and lifestyle audits on several others, have begin as authorities continue the crackdown against those who unlawfully enriched themselves through the fund's Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Ters). Moneyweb reports that the Special Investigations Unit (SIU ...
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FROM THE EXPERTS
Can the Western Cape justify a province-led vaccine roll-out?
Should the Western Cape, which last week announced that it was in talks with pharmaceutical companies to procure its own vaccines, be allowed to buy and administer its own doses? Columnist Stephen Grootes, in a Daily Maverick analysis, says the ...
SA will only recover in 10 years
Up to a decade's worth of human development has been wiped out as a result of the impact of Covid-19 on Africa’s long-term development. An Institute for Security Studies (ISS) report says of particular concern is how children’s education ...
Lessons learnt from first and second wave
By the time a third wave – predicted to be only a few months away – hits SA, only a small proportion of the country’s population would have been immunised, not close to the two-thirds the government says is needed for herd ...
Vaccines delay could mean more aggressive variants
Commonwealth urged to act against denialist Tanzania
10 000 'no masks' arrests in KZN
10 000 'no masks' arrests in KZNKZN police said 10 701 persons were arrested in various public spaces for not wearing a mask. Police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said between 29 December and 21 February, a total of 14 653 ...
Human challenge study
Human challenge studyYoung, healthy people at low-risk of Covid-19 complications are to be part of a world-first study 'human challenge' trial. The study, which will recruit 90 people between the ages of 18 and 30, is backed by £33.6m ...
Family ties stronger
Family ties strongerLockdowns have strengthened family relationships, made people more spiritual and yearn less for material possessions, a new study has found. The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, suggests being forced to slow down life, as a ...
BMI error 'qualifies' man for vaccine
Take-home pay drops
Fake 'grannies' jump vaccine queue
'While we’ve been fighting this pandemic for so long, we have to resist becoming numb to the sorrow. We have to resist viewing each life as a statistic.'
US President Joe Biden'With the interconnectedness of countries and regions around ...