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Vaccines are safe, says SAHPRA

While a fatality has been reported following the administration of the COVID-19 Janssen vaccine, the South African Health Products and Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has emphasised that benefits of the vaccine greatly outweigh any adverse events that ma...

Four dead in South Africa protests over high power costs

JOHANNESBURG— At least four people have died during protests over the cost of electricity in a South African township, police officials have said.On Monday, residents angry at the high cost of basic services barricaded roads with burning tyres and set ...

Africa fights Monkeypox without vaccines as death toll rises: CDC

ADDIS ABABA— The vast majority of deaths due to monkeypox have been registered on the African continent but Africa remains the only part of the world with no doses of the vaccine, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The W...

COVID-19 daily reporting comes to an end

The Department of Health and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) will no longer issue the daily numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions and deaths due to a decrease in SARS-CoV-2 levels. This comes after the department and t...

Action on Monkeypox Accelerates in US as Outbreak Expands

Two of the hardest-hit U.S. regions have raised the alert level over the monkeypox outbreak.San Francisco declared a public health emergency Thursday. The city accounts for 281 of California's nearly 800 cases. The declaration gives health officials ac...

SA records 381 new COVID-19 infections

South Africa has logged 381 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Wednesday.Gauteng remains the hardest-hit province after 135 were confirmed to have contracted the virus, followed by 1...

SARS commits to resolve wage negotiation impasse

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has reiterated its commitment to resolving the ongoing industrial action with organised labour.SARS staff have been on strike since May over a wage negotiation impasse.In May, SARS said it did not have the resou...

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