Covid-19 vaccines: Current challenge is not supply but using the available vaccines

The government’s plan requires vaccinating one million people per week, but it has only fully vaccinated 1.4 million people in nine weeks.

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22 July 2021

Life Esidimeni repeatedly warned health department, inquest hears

Former managing director describes transfer of patients by health department as “hurried”, “haphazard” and not conforming to discharge procedures


21 July 2021

Life Esidimeni inquest will determine if health officials could be criminally convicted

Previous arbitration process found the deaths were not natural but caused unlawfully and negligently by government employees


20 July 2021

Undocumented immigrants left out of vaccination programme

Electronic Vaccination Data System only accepts documented immigrants


19 July 2021

Formal inquest into Life Esidimeni deaths to start on Monday

Families plan to petition for a memorial to be built in remembrance of the 144 patients who died


16 July 2021

Gauteng clinics looted and destroyed

“What was not taken, was broken,” says doctor


13 July 2021

Health services in KZN struggle to function amidst looting and violent unrest

Ambulances grounded, hospitals on skeleton staff, vaccination programme halted and clinics close in eThekwini


12 July 2021

Over 4 million vaccines administered, as rollout goes full steam ahead

Evidence accumulates that Covid-19 vaccines are saving lives across the planet


9 July 2021

Gauteng government takes vaccination drive to SASSA queues

“We’ve been using vaccines for years. I don’t understand why people are afraid of this vaccine” says Soweto pensioner


7 July 2021

Mixed reactions to Gauteng government’s ambulance takeover

City of Johannesburg’s service suspended during current Covid-19 surge


1 July 2021

Villagers make difficult 70km journey to get vaccinated

Eastern Cape health department says many new sites will open soon

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1 July 2021

Only 24-hour clinic in KwaNobuhle was without running water for five days

Water was restored late on Monday after staff threatened to down tools


29 June 2021

How risky is public transport for infectious disease? We tested it

Next time you hop on a bus, you’ll want to shout: “Open the windows!”

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29 June 2021

Charlotte Maxeke partly reopened but only for cancer outpatients

Oncology unit is the first department to open since the hospital closed down after a fire in April.


28 June 2021

Anger over exclusion of ECD centres from teacher vaccinations

Early childhood development centre owners say they are “the forgotten sector”


25 June 2021

Gauteng sewage has shown high rates of Covid-19 for three weeks

Other hotspots are Gqeberha and Cape Town


24 June 2021