South Africa has surpassed the 700 000 mark in confirmed COVID-19 cases. The country recorded 2 019 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 700 203. The country also recorded 69 new COVID-19 related deaths, taking the total number of people who succumbed[…]
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the R125 million tender for the COVID-19 personal protective equipment is the biggest financial scandal his government has faced since he became Premier in 2014. Makhura has placed Health MEC Bandile Masuku on a leave of absence over his alleged involvement in the controversial tender[…]
The Western Cape Department of Health has welcomed the reinstatement of the ban on alcohol sales, given the recent rise in alcohol-related traumas being reported at hospitals across the province. It comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the reimplementation of the ban in order to alleviate strain on the healthcare[…]
The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in South Africa has risen to over 55 000 on Wednesday with a further 2 430 cases reported in the last 24 hours. According to a statement by Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize, the total number of confirmed cases of the virus, as[…]
Western Cape doctors are feeling hopeful about the early results of using nasal oxygen instead of ventilators to treat serious Covid-19 cases at public hospitals. As a result, the provincial Department of Health will now be rolling out high-flow nasal infrastructure, it was revealed during a digital press conference on[…]
The government will use cellphone towers to trace people who have been in contact with those who tested positive for Covid-19. Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said this was to assist the Department of Health in tracing people who came into contact with those who tested positive for the virus. She[…]
South Africa appears to be woefully underprepared for a serious escalation in Covid-19 cases, with roughly 3 000 out of about 7 000 critical care beds available between the public and private healthcare sectors, according to best estimates. On Thursday, News24 reported approximate projections used by the government indicated 80%[…]
Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling for the liquor legislation to be amended. This follows the killing of four people on Wednesday night during a shooting incident at a tavern in Khayelitsha. The victims, aged between 24 and 34 years old, were allegedly ambushed by six[…]
Sickly children at the Sarah Fox Children’s Convalescent Hospital in Athlone are being moved and administrative staff says they will be left jobless at the end of the month when the facility closes. Frustrated staff members protested outside the Athlone hospital earlier this week, after they were told that the[…]
The South African Informal Traders Association (SAITA) believes the Government’s proposed ban on the display of cigarettes, as well as a ban on the sale of single cigarettes, will have a massive negative impact on their members ability to trade. “We are calling on the Minister of Health to exempt[…]
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