Study finds 64% of SA satisfied with govt’s response to COVID
The Afrobarometer study surveyed 1,600 adults between May and June this year on the impact of the pandemic and gauged how residents responded to measures implemented to manage the pandemic.
Scientists welcome 100,000 rapid COVID-19 antibody test kits
The test kits, used to detect whether a person has had exposure to the coronavirus before, is valued at around R25 million.
US Pfizer vaccine donations a major boost for SA - Health Dept
Through the World Health Organization's Covax mechanism, the first tranche of 5.6 million vaccines is set to arrive in South Africa in the next few days.
UKZN professor says Ivermectin has a positive impact on COVID patients
The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Professor Colleen Aldous said that despite some scientists saying that there was lack of evidence on the drug's efficacy to treat the disease, it did hold clinical benefits.
Ivermectin can’t be dismissed as holding no benefit against COVID: UKZN expert
Geneticist and clinical researcher at UKZN professor Colleen Aldous said the anti-parasitic drug was not a miracle cure, but research she's studied shows Ivermectin is having a positive impact on COVID-19 treatment.
Water tariffs based on consumption levels, not dam levels, says CoCT's Limberg
Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste, Xanthea Limberg, said that as water supply increased over recent weeks residents might be questioning whether water tariffs could be lowered.
Research finds reduction in onward transmission of COVID post-jab, says expert
Medical virology lecturer at the University of Cape Town, Dr Marvin Hsiao, said that besides the level of protection the COVID-19 vaccines gave recipients, they also held benefits for people sharing the same space as the inoculated individual.
Release of J&J jabs from SA plant hailed as major boost for Africa
Aspen Pharmacare said the first batch to be used in South Africa will be released from its Gqeberha production facility on Monday.
Research shows Ivermectin has no significant effect on COVID - professor
South Africans desperate for something to keep the coronavirus at bay are turning to animal parasite medicine, Ivermectin.
Pfizer, Biovac collaboration major boost for SA’s mRNA tech ambitions – Nzimande
Minister Blade Nzimande's remarks followed an announcement that biopharmaceutical company, Biovac has clinched a deal with Pfizer/BioNTech to locally complete the production of its 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
Police budget cuts root cause of slow response to KZN, Gauteng riots – MPs
Members of Parliament have been on an oversight visit to affected areas in Gauteng this week, to see for themselves the fallout from days of rioting and looting.
Biovac: Partnership with Pfizer to supply COVID jabs a huge step for Africa
The biopharmaceutical company has clinched a deal with Pfizer to complete the production of its vaccine at its Cape Town plant.
Ramaphosa must step up and show he's in charge - Amnesty International
Amnesty International's Shenilla Mohamed said that government's management of the violence that ravaged KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng this month was shocking.
NICD: Most provinces have reached the peak of COVID-19 third wave
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)'s Professor Adrian Puren said that a clearer picture on the pandemic's move in KwaZulu-Natal was expected in the coming days.
Sahpra: No evidence that ivermectin reduces hospital COVID admissions and death
The regulatory body briefed Parliament's health committee about vaccine side effects as well as the use of ivermectin to combat COVID-19.
Ongoing taxi violence in CT affects health services in parts of the city
A dispute between two rival taxi associations over the past two weeks has left several people dead.
UCT is Africa’s first university to launch online high school platform
Admissions for the UCT online high school opened on Wednesday, with classes scheduled to start in January 2022.
Law enforcement continue to monitor CT taxi ranks following violence
Mayco member for Safety and Security JP Smith said most taxi ranks in the city were quiet and calm on Wednesday.