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Covid-19 vaccine

Scientists have made new findings about the Covid-19 variant. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said these new findings are good news.

The Johnson&Johnson vaccines officially arrived in South Africa on Saturday. This is the second batch of vaccines from the pharmaceutical company. 

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With the vaccination programme finally in progress, the National Treasury has decided to allocate R9 billion towards it. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize were among the first to receive the Johnson&Johnson vaccine. 

The first 80 000 doses of the Johnson&Johnson vaccine has officially arrived in South Africa. The vaccine landed at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday evening.

Zweli Mkhize

The Minister of Health has announced details of the exact arrival time of the first doses of Covid-19 vaccines that will be coming to South Africa from their production facility in India. In a evenining webinar the Minister shared the long-awaited details with the public, with many critising the government for moving too slowly in securing the vaccines.

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. 

Covid-19 vaccine

Moderna has claimed that its Covid-19 vaccine is effective against the variants discovered in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Ivan Israelstam

A very topical question this week. Ivan Israelstam provides his assessment of why business owners and managers will want to have everyone vaccinated, and he addresses the legal questions - the rights afforded to individuals by our Constitution.  How will these be balanced against the requirements that employers provide a safe working environment? Ivan notes that section 36 of the Constitution may reasonably limit the individual rights.  

More than 800 000 Covid-19 cases have been recorded in South Africa and people are eager for a vaccine. Many countries are taking steps towards securing a vaccine and South Africa is one of them. 

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