covid-19

  1. B

    Opening personal bank account online

    Hi everyone I'm interested in opening a personal savings account online without having to go into a branch or to a shop indoors. This must include a debit card and internet banking. I know discovery bank already offers this service and they have the debit card delivered to you. Are any...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    HIV is making coronavirus variants more likely in South Africa

    HIV is making coronavirus variants more likely in South Africa The world’s biggest number of HIV cases is complicating South Africa’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, raising the risk of more mutated versions emerging and spreading across the globe. Many of the country’s 8.2 million...
  3. Jan

    Fight brewing over vaccine passports in South Africa

    Vaccination passport for South Africa is a bad idea — economist Using a vaccine passport to restrict people’s access to public places in South Africa is a bad idea, says Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt. Roodt told Mail & Guardian that individuals should be able to decide whether...
  4. Jan

    School dropouts up by at least 30% in South Africa's lockdown

    School dropouts increased drastically during lockdown in South Africa Between 650,000 and 750,000 children aged seven to 17 were not attending school as of May this year, compared to the 400,000 to 500,000 figure from before the national lockdown. This is according to the National Income...
  5. Jan

    Covid-19 vaccine registration and rollout dates for over-35s announced

    Covid-19 vaccine rollout extended to over-35s in South Africa — when you can get it Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane announced that 35 to 49 year-olds would be able to register for their vaccine from mid-July, with the rollout set to begin in August. Kubayi-Ngubane said in a...
  6. Jan

    Lambda variant - what we know so far and what we don't know

    Covid-19 Lambda variant in South Africa — what you should know Amid South Africa's third wave of Covid-19 thanks to the spread of the Delta variant, concerns have grown around another mutation of the virus which has drawn the attention of global health experts. The World Health Organisation...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    Gauteng Covid-19 deaths far worse than reported

    Gauteng Covid-19 deaths far worse than reported The latest data on excess natural deaths from the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) revealed that the real number of Covid-19 deaths in Gauteng over the last few weeks might be substantially more than the official fatality statistics...
  8. LCBXX

    Planning for December (Lockdown)

    Given that the ANC government response to the pandemic can only be stricter lockdown regulations as infections rise, would it be unreasonable to assume that the ANC will again close beaches & 100m restrictions around water bodies, come December 2021?
  9. Jan

    Regulations for adjusted level 4 lockdown published

    New Level 4 lockdown rules — what you can and can't do Minister of Cooperative Governance and Corporate Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has published the updated alert level 4 lockdown regulations for South Africa. This follows an address by President Cyril Ramapahosa last night where he...
  10. Jan

    South Africa moves to adjusted level 4 lockdown

    Alcohol banned and schools closed as South Africa moves to level 4 lockdown President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to an adjusted lockdown level 4, with a total ban on the sale of alcohol and gatherings. In a national address on Sunday 27 June, Ramaphosa announced...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    What we know about Covid-19 variants

    What we know about Covid-19 variants The World Health Organisation recently renamed Covid-19 variants using letters of the Greek Alphabet to replace the common usage of linking a variant to the country where it was first detected. This was done because naming Covid-19 variants based on the...
  12. Jan

    "All indications" that Delta variant is causing Gauteng's surge in cases - Madhi

    Deadlier coronavirus variant ravaging Gauteng A deadlier, more transmissible variant of the coronavirus first detected in India is the likeliest explanation for the current surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations in Gauteng. This is according to Professor Shabir Madhi, director of the...
  13. Jan

    Study in American Journal of Therapeutics shows Ivermectin can reduce severity of Covid-19

    Using Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 can reduce severe disease – study A new study found that using Ivermectin early to treat Covid-19 can reduce numbers progressing to severe disease and significantly impact the pandemic globally. The results of the study, titled Ivermectin for Prevention and...
  14. Jan

    Too late for Level 5 lockdown, will have disastrous effect

    Too late for level 5 lockdown in South Africa — "will have disastrous effect" The effect of a hard lockdown in South Africa will be too severe and it is too late in the current Covid-19 pandemic trajectory for the harsh restrictions of a level 5 lockdown to be effective. This was the feedback...
  15. Jan

    Covid-19 vaccinations for people under 60 to start in Gauteng next week

    Vaccinations for people under 60 to start next week Gauteng premier David Makhura said they will start to register and vaccinate people under 60 next week. Speaking in a provincial budgetary address, Makhura said the government will start with the registration and vaccination of 50- to...
  16. Jan

    Experts calls for immediate level 5 hard lockdown for Gauteng, MAC and SAMA disagree

    Level 5 hard lockdown for Gauteng called for The government is considering a move to a higher lockdown level in South Africa, with some experts calling for a hard lockdown in Gauteng. Business Day reported that Gauteng’s provincial command council is meeting today to discuss the possibility of...
  17. Jan

    Gauteng is in a Covid-19 crisis

    Covid crisis in Gauteng Gauteng is experiencing a Covid-19 crisis with a record number of new cases, hospitals running beyond 100% capacity, and a shortage of staff to care for patients. Yesterday, Gauteng reported 8,640 new Covid-19 cases, the second day in a row the province breached the...
  18. Jan

    You can be fired for refusing Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa

    You can be fired for refusing Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa Employers in South Africa may dismiss staff who refuse to receive a vaccination against the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. However, such termination will only be legal if the employer complies with several strict requirements...
  19. Jan

    What you can and can't do in level 3 lockdown

    Level 3 lockdown rules for South Africa — what you can and can't do Minister of Cooperative Governance and Corporate Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has published the updated alert level 3 lockdown regulations for South Africa. This follows an address by President Cyril Ramapahosa last night...
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    Vaccine delays won't happen says Aspen

    Vaccine delays won't happen says Aspen Aspen Pharmacare Holdings said it would take two weeks to replace South African Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines that need to be discarded as a result of contamination at a U.S. plant — but the national rollout target could still be met. Africa’s...
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