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    Concerns over COVID-19 vaccines being stolen in South Africa

    Concerns over COVID-19 vaccines being stolen in South Africa The South African government is concerned that South Africa's stock of COVID-19 vaccines may be stolen. The Department of Health told City Press that there is a risk of COVID-19 vaccines being stolen and sold on the black market at...
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    COVID-19 vaccine may need to be re-engineered for South Africa

    COVID-19 vaccine may need to be re-engineered for South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) acting executive director Professor Adrian Puren has noted that the recently-discovered coronavirus mutation may require the COVID-19 vaccine to be re-engineered to be effective...
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    Second COVID-19 wave results in online news traffic spike in South Africa

    Second COVID-19 wave results in online news traffic spike in South Africa Narratiive has released its website traffic report for December 2020, which showed that News24, TimesLive, and IOL are the biggest online publications in South Africa. Narratiive is the official traffic measurement...
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    Government Gazette and Official Documents

    If there is already a thread for this, please remove or point me to it. Links or attachments to Government Gazette and Official Documents and Regulations only. This thread is not for discussions unless related directly to the authenticity of a document. Use the COVID thread for discussions so...
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    COVID Alert App

    Interested to know if downloading and having the app installed should be mandatory before being allowed to enter into a building (Restaurant, Shopping Centre, etc.)? Do you think this will allow the spread of the virus to become significantly lower?
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    South Africa makes down payment for COVID-19 vaccine

    South Africa makes down payment for COVID-19 vaccine South Africa has made a down payment to secure the COVID-19 vaccine for 10% of the country’s population. “The National Department of Health and the Solidarity Fund are pleased to announce that a down payment of US $19.2 million USD (R283...
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    Only 3% of South Africans to get COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021

    Only 3% of South Africans to get COVID-19 vaccine in first half of 2021 There will only be enough Covax vaccines distributed to South Africa to cover 3% of its population in the first half of 2021, the City Press reports. Speaking in a webinar, Deputy director-general of health Dr Anban Pillay...
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    Not ‘forced’ but ‘compulsory’? Brazil’s Supreme Court paves way for sanctions for refusing Covid-19 jab

    Brazil’s top court has ruled that citizens can be legally “required” to take a coronavirus vaccine, laying the ground for “sanctions” for those who refuse the jab, despite vehement objections from President Jair Bolsonaro. The Federal Supreme Court (STF) ruled 10-1 on Thursday that governments...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    Ramaphosa announces new lockdown restrictions for South Africa

    President Ramaphosa announces new lockdown restrictions for South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the classification of new COVID-19 hotspots in South Africa, as well as new nationwide lockdown restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 cases in South Africa. In an address to...
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    Allowed to drive through the night in December to visit family?

    Hi all As the title says, I want to know if we can drive through the night to go visit family in a different province. In our current Lockdown Level 1, I believe we are under curfew from 00:01-04:00? I could not find exactly what I was looking for when googling for more than 3 hours... The...
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    Serious problems with South Africa's COVID-19 spending uncovered

    Serious problems with South Africa's COVID-19 spending uncovered The Auditor-General's office has published its second report on the government's spending during the COVID-19 pandemic. Auditor-General Tsakani Maluleke, who succeeded the late Kimi Makwetu, found "significant deficiencies in the...
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    The only way to stop a second wave in South Africa

    The only way to stop a second wave in South Africa The only way to stop a major second wave of COVID-19 infections in South Africa this winter is the rollout of vaccines. This is the view of Professor Alex van den Heever, chair of social security systems administration and management studies...
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    New restrictions to fight COVID-19 in South Africa considered

    New restrictions to fight COVID-19 in South Africa considered The government is considering new restrictions to fight the resurgence of COVID-19 in hotspots like the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape. This is feedback from Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, who was speaking to SABC News about the...
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    COVID-19 kills Black Friday queues and stampedes

    COVID-19 kills Black Friday queues and stampedes With sparse crowds and none of the stampedes of holidays past, some retail watchers started to refer to Black Friday as Blasé Friday instead -- and that was even before the virus hit. After debuting and expanding online services during the...
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    The most important COVID-19 stats in South Africa

    The most important COVID-19 stats in South Africa Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has raised concern over the increasing COVID-19 positivity rate in South Africa, which now sits at 14%. South Africa recorded 2,080 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, which pushes the total number of COVID-19 cases to...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    South Africa is far behind on securing COVID-19 vaccine - Report

    South Africa is far behind on securing COVID-19 vaccine - Report South Africa is lagging behind other countries in the race to secure a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. This is according to Rapport, which said the government has not started negotiating with the manufacturers who are running...
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    University of Pretoria scientists developing nanobodies aid COVID-19 treatment

    University of Pretoria scientists developing nanobodies aid COVID-19 treatment Researchers at the University of Pretoria are producing nanobodies that could be used in rapid tests and as a therapy for COVID-19, the university has announced. In tests conducted in collaboration with the National...
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    Why you could be working from home permanently thanks to COVID-19

    Why you could be working from home permanently thanks to COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic forced South African businesses to implement remote working, and when MyBroadband spoke with several top local businesses in April, they believed it was here to stay. Euphoria Telecom CEO John Woollam...
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    COVID-19 Alert SA app vs Facebook - Permissions compared

    COVID-19 Alert SA app vs Facebook - Permissions compared When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced last week that South Africa would move to lockdown level 1, he urged the public to download the COVID-19 Alert SA app. This application is designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by...
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    Short Term Rentals

    ive read that home sharing short term rentals like airbnb are still not allowed. is it still the case? would airbnb be allowed in an apartment block where common property is shared by the various residents? can you airbnb at all now and does home-sharing fall under common property shared among...
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