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

Post-pandemic, most office workers are looking forward to returning and increasingly say they prefer to spend the majority of their workweek there too to meet face-to-face, socialise, brainstorm, and connect with each other again. 

The government has been working on a Covid-19 vaccination plan, with the hopes of producing the vaccine locally. In a media address on Monday Morning, Minister Blade Nzimande gave updates about the progress that the Department of Science has been making with the vaccine. 

Minister Blade Nzimande delivered an address on Monday Morning. As the Minister responsible for Skills Development, he spoke about developments in the Post-School Education and Training sector.

The Basic Education Department has announced that it will be delaying the reopening of schools. The department said it made this decision in an effort to save lives. 

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