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The Department of Home Affairs has announced the opening of permanent resident applications. This comes after the application process was closed for almost two years. 


In South Africa, labour law gives foriegn workers the same rights as South African workers. However, some political parties are demanding that businesses put South African workers first.


As the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections spreads through South Africa, many companies are introducing measures to make vaccination mandatory and ensure their workplaces are safe.


South Africa, along with ten other countries, will be taken off the United Kingdom’s Red List after weeks of uncertainty around international travel. 


Last Week the University of Witwatersrand’s council approved Wits Covid-19 vaccination policy after weeks of deliberation.


Vaccination is widely recognised around the world as the most effective tool in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant.


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out against the decisions taken by a number of countries to ban or restrict travel from the Southern African region.


On Thursday, South Africa’s Department of Health held an emergency briefing to inform the public that a new variant of the Covid-19 virus has been detected in the country.


On Thursday the Department of Health held an emergency briefing to discuss a new variant of Covid-19 that has been detected in South Africa.


Even though the concept of compulsory vaccinations is not new, the debate has been given a new focus following many local companies considering implementing vaccine mandates for employees from the new year. Ian McAlister, General Manager at CRS Technologies, examines the human rights aspect surrounding this.


In preparation of a fourth wave of Covid-19 cases, South Africa’s Department of Health is racing against time to vaccinate as many citizens as possible.


Making vaccines mandatory has a hotly debated topic since the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations in South Africa.


 There is currently no law in South Africa that requires a person to take the Covid-19 vaccine if they do not want to.


The University of Cape Town (UCT) will host ‘Vaccines in Africa from Africa’ on 26 October 2021, a virtual event that will take a deep dive look at the continent’s capacity for developing and manufacturing vaccines.


 As of Wednesday, October 20, 2021, minors around South Africa descended on Covid-19 vaccine sites around the country in order to receive a potentially life-saving Covid-19 jab.


Today a new group of South Africans are eligible to receive their Covid-19 vaccines. Minors between the ages of 12 and 17 can now get registered and receive the Covid-19 vaccines.


More than 10 million adults in South Africa are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This translates to just above 25% of the adult population living in the country.


Last week the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) announced a framework that would require staff and students who have not received the Covid-19 vaccine to prove that they are not infected with the virus.


A study done by Professor Resia Pretorius found that patients with ‘long covid’ had high levels of inflammatory molecules trapped in their blood.

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