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Child in hospital

Gauteng has entered the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections. Driven by a new variant and increasing number of infections among children under the age of five has authorities concerned. 

School children

With the emergence of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, the Gauteng Education department is looking at ways to increase vaccination rate among school pupils in the province. 

person receiving Covid-19 vaccine injection

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.

Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa is slowly approaching the 3 million mark of cumulative confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country.

Covid-19 vaccine vials and needles

 Since South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout began, more than 21 million jabs of vaccine have been administered in the country.

Covid-19 virus

A new variant of Covid-19 is currently being tracked by scientists around the world. It is said that it may be 10% more infectious than the delta variant.

Department of Education Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga visiting a school

 This week children between the ages of 12 and 17 became eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. The majority of this age group are school learners. This has raised the question about administering vaccinations at schools.

Covid-19 vaccine and needle

As South Africa prepares to embrace the new normal and the availability of Covid-19 vaccines, making the jab mandatory has become a topic of contention. 

Hand with a needle

Last week it was announced that children between the ages of 12-17 will be part of South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination rollout. However, one announcement made by the coronavirus command council has raised eyebrows among parents.

CoGTA Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has gazetted an extension of the National State of Disaster to 15 November 2021.

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