Zweli Mkhize

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 5 668 new COVID-19 cases

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[…]

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SA marks one year anni since first Covid case detected

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.[…]

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SA facing ‘significant constraints’ with Covid-19 test kits

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[…]

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