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South Africa One Million COVID Cases

South Africa Surpasses One Million COVID Cases

South Africa has breached the one million mark of COVID-19 cases in South Africa, after 9 502 new cases were reported on Sunday, bringing...

Here’s Where Efforts to End HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa...

The World AIDS Day commemoration of 2020 took place in the midst of a global pandemic. It served as another reminder that people are...

South Africa May Review Current Lockdown Restrictions Due to Fast-Spreading Virus

The South African government may have to review current lockdown restrictions and consider further measures to curb the exponential spread of the COVID-19 virus,...
Johnson & Johnson is trying to get approval for a vaccine against Covid-19 that only requires one shot. Details of the vaccine’s trial are expected to be released in January.

Worldwide Vaccine Rollout: Where South Africa Currently Stands

Only a massive global rollout of an effective vaccine can end the Covid-19 pandemic in the short term. The vaccine is being rolled out...
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SA Records 9 131 COVID-19 Cases, 184 Deaths

The novel Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly amid the second wave of infections, with the country recording another 9 131 confirmed cases in the...
Prof Karim awarded the 2020 John Maddox Prize

South Africa’s Prof Karim Awarded Prestigious International John Maddox Prize

Epidemiologist and Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 in South Africa, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has been awarded the 2020 John Maddox...
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COVID-19 Immunity and Reinfection: Why it’s Still Essential to Take Precautions

With some viruses, once you have been infected and have developed antibodies, you will be immune to that virus for life. Past infection with...
A substantial proportion of people may refuse or delay taking a COVID-19 vaccine. Shutterstock

Initial Covax Vaccine Will Cover 10% of South Africa’s Population

South Africa is set to receive initial vaccines from the COVAX facility to cover 10% of its population in the early part of 2021,...
The Advertising Regulatory Board has taken a firm stand against quackery. Photo: Flickr User Christopher Carfi (CC BY 2.0)

New Ad Authority Rules Against ‘Quackery’ of 3 Homeopathic Products

The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) in South Africa has made it clear that it will rule against companies that make unproven medical claims, even...
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South Africa Officially Enters Second Wave of Covid-19 Infections

South Africa has officially hit the second wave, with 6 709 COVID-19 new cases reported in the last 24 hours pushing the total number...