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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that government is considering swapping the AstraZeneca vaccine with other countries. 

The National Minimum wage will increase from 1 March 2021. The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi announced that the increase would be by 93 cents. 

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.

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. 

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 uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 requires organisations to recognise leadership and employee sentiments and explore new ways of working for business continuity. This perspective piece provides change management insights and best practices to assist organisations in minimising the COVID-19 impact on people, operations, and businesses. With the second wave hitting South Africa as soon as it did, every employee, employer and organisation needs to brace and prepare themselves for a permanent change in industry.

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

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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