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[…]
South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 1 686 041, with 5 668 new cases reported on Friday. 67 more COVID-19 related deaths have also been reported, taking the total to 56 832. Gauteng has the most cases with 468 654, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 340 629. Stats from Department[…]
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says President Cyril Ramaphosa has not yet indicated his intention to tighten the coronavirus lockdown regulations. This as concerns mount that the country could experience a substantial third wave of the virus earlier than was initially anticipated. The first four cases of a new coronavirus variant that[…]
The National Press Club has named the COVID-19 pandemic the Newsmaker of the Year for 2020. Today marks one year since Health Minister Doctor Zweli Mkhize confirmed the first positive coronavirus case in South Africa. The annual award is based on the media coverage received as well as the impact.[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the Health MECs of all provinces have been preparing for the second wave of the coronavirus. He announced on Wednesday that the country is officially in the second wave of the virus. South Africa has recorded over 6000 new cases in a 24-hour-period, the first[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says that South Africa is now experiencing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Mkhize says the country now meets second wave criteria that is formulated by scientists and modelling teams. “It is also important to highlight that four provinces, that being, Western Cape, Eastern Cape,[…]
The increase in the number of alcohol-related trauma cases and its impact on the health system has been tabled before the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC). Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said this on Friday during a visit to Tshwane District Hospital as Gauteng’s Covid-19 cases increased sharply. Mkhize said the[…]
South Africa faces significant constraints with testing kits for Covid-19, Parliament’s health committees heard on Wednesday evening. The Department of Health’s deputy director-general for communicable and non-communicable diseases, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, Yogan Pillay, said because of a “global scramble for test kits”, suppliers’ inability to provide enough kits and[…]
Seven more people have died of Covid-19 in the country, with the death toll increasing to 65, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday evening. In a statement, he said five of the latest deaths occurred in the Western Cape, while the other two were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal. “We express[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says 87 000 beds are available in public health institutions to accommodate Covid-19 patients. Mkhize, who was addressing the media on Wednesday, said the health department was anticipating the number of available beds to increase as time went on. He added there were adequate ventilators to[…]
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