Health minister

Ramaphosa places Mkhize on special leave

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, on special leave. Mkhize is implicated in the issuing of a contract to communications company Digital Vibes worth R150-million. President Ramaphosa places Minister Mkhize on special leave In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, the Presidency said the[…]

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SA records first neonatal mortality related to COVID-19

South Africa has recorded its first neonatal mortality related to COVID-19 as cases increased to 18 003. In a statement, the Department of Health announced 27 more deaths, bringing the total national deaths to 339. Among those who died are a two-day-old baby and a healthcare worker. “Sadly, we have[…]

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Covid-19 cases in SA rise to 2 173

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has risen to 2 173, the National Department of Health announced on Sunday evening, while the death toll has remains unchanged. In a statement, Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed the increase of 145 cases compared to Saturday. According to the statement,[…]

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SA records 2 more deaths as cases rise to 1 655

Two more people have died due to Covid-19 in South Africa, bringing the total number of deaths to 11, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize announced on Sunday. The number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa have also increased by 70 cases to 1 655, Mkhize said. The first deceased patient[…]

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