department of health

  1. Jan

    Government ready to start vaccinating children older than 12 in South Africa

    Covid-19 vaccinations for children older than 12 in South Africa The South African government is ready to begin vaccinating children older than 12 from 20 October 2021, health minister Joe Phaahla has announced. Phaahla said that the Ministerial Advisory Committee on vaccines recommended that...
  2. Jan

    Can't download your vaccination certificate because EVDS details are wrong? You must go back to the vaccination site

    South Africans struggling to download Covid-19 vaccination certificates — what you must do South Africans whose personal data was not captured correctly in the EVDS must return to the vaccination site to correct it.
  3. Jan

    PSA: Vaccine certificate QR code contains easily decoded personal information - don't post it on social media

    Warning over vaccine certificate personal information The QR code on South Africa’s Covid–19 vaccine certificate contains personal information that is easily decoded, and should be treated like any medical record. People who have been vaccinated in South Africa should therefore not post their...
  4. Jan

    584,074 vaccine certificates downloaded by Sunday

    This is how many vaccine certificates were issued last week Over half a million digital Covid-19 vaccine certificates were issued in South Africa less than two days after being launched. This was revealed to MyBroadband by deputy director-general at the National Department of Health, Nicholas...
  5. Jan

    South Africa's Covid-19 vaccine certificate system is live

    Covid-19 vaccine certificate for South Africa launched South Africans vaccinated against Covid-19 can now download their vaccine certificate from a new website launched by the National Department of Health. The South African Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate System went live on Tuesday afternoon.
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    South Africa's digital vaccine certificate delayed

    South Africa's digital vaccine certificate delayed Last week the National Department of Health announced plans to issue digital vaccination certificates to people who have received COVID-19 jabs. While the details were sparse, Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla said that the certificates will...
  7. Jan

    Health minister will recommend drop in lockdown level - relaxed alcohol restrictions "if we all behave"

    South Africa’s lockdown level may drop soon — including relaxed alcohol restrictions Health minister Joe Phaahla has said that his department might recommend that government relax its lockdown restrictions in the coming weeks. This depends on whether the number of new Covid–19 cases in South...
  8. Jan

    How South Africa's digital Covid-19 vaccine passport will work

    Digital Covid-19 vaccine passport for South Africa — How it will work The National Department of Health is developing a digital Covid-19 vaccine passport in South Africa, a departmental spokesperson has told MyBroadband. This comes after the minister in the presidency Mondli Gungubele said...
  9. Jan

    Vaccinations for under 35s to open by 23 August

    Covid-19 vaccination for under 35s to open early The National Department of Health plans to open Covid-19 vaccinations to South Africans between 18 and 34 years old within the next week. This is according to health minister Joe Phaahla, who said that consultations with government leaders were...
  10. Jan

    Health department will recommend against lowering South Africa's lockdown level

    Alcohol restrictions in South Africa to be extended The Department of Health will be recommending to the National Coronavirus Command Council and Cabinet that South Africa remain on its current adjusted Alert Level 3 lockdown. This is according to Minister of Health Joe Phaahla, who was...
  11. Jan

    People aged 35-49 in South Africa are getting their Covid-19 shots before 1 August and that's fine

    South Africans over 35 are getting their Covid-19 shots — Why "queue jumping" is fine Although Covid-19 vaccinations of people between the ages of 35 and 49 were only set to start in August, many in this age group have already received their first jab since registrations on the electronic...
  12. Jan

    Department of Health explains how vaccinations for people over 50 years old will work

    How vaccinations for people over 50 will work South Africans over the age of 50 can register for vaccinations from 1 July 2021 and will be allowed to walk in at a vaccination centre to receive their jab. This is feedback from Dr Nicholas Crisp, deputy director-general in the national...
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    Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize considerings resigning following alleged involvement in tender scandal

    Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize considerings resigning following alleged involvement in tender scandal South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is considering resigning over an investigation into a tendering scandal, according to two people familiar with the matter. President Cyril Ramaphosa...
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    Criminals posing as Department of Health employees to rob homes

    Criminals posing as Department of Health employees to rob homes Fidelity Services Group CEO Wahl Bartmann has warned South Africans that criminals are pretending to be representatives from the Department of Health to gain access to their homes. These criminals, who are dressed in uniforms and...
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    The HPCSA blatantly refusing to let self -funded South African Doctors which studied abroad Sit for Board exams

    So over the past few years there have been a huge number of people studying medicine abroad at universities in the UK,Romania, Russia, China etc. These are self funded students which unfortunately are are the victims of the quota system which refuses applicants studying medicine here because...