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The Western Cape is gearing up to roll out the Covid-19 vaccines. The province is expected to receive 35 000 vaccine doses from the first shipment sent to South Africa. 

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has launched a new online system which will make applying for a UIF compliance certificate easier.

Government has encouraged healthcare workers to register to be vaccinated. Registration must be done online through the newly launched Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS).

The first batch of Covid-19 vaccines landed in the country on Monday afternoon. Since then, President Cyril Ramaphosa has given an address to the nation explaining how the vaccine rollout will work. 

On Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation and eased some of the enhanced level 3 restrictions that had been put in place. 

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The Department of Basic Education could be faced with a record number of dropouts as some matric learners who enrolled at the beginning of the year did not complete the school year. 

The first batch of vaccines will be arriving today, as announced by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. The vaccines, produced by the Serum Institute of India are expected to be rolled out soon. 

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has approved the controversial drug, Ivermectin to be used as a treatment for Covid-19. 

Millions of South Africans applied for the R350 grant when it was first introduced in 2020, but now many will be left looking elsewhere for income as it comes to an end.

Some South Africans have been concerned about the side effects of the vaccine. Conspiracy theories and fake news have not been helping the matter, as the rollout of the vaccine will only be successful if people are willing to be vaccinated. 

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