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Covid-19: Use of ivermectin 'risky, unethical and unjustified' - MAC tells health dept

12th January 2021 Until more robust evidence is available, the routine use of ivermectin for either the prevention or treatment of Covid-19 is not justified. In... 

DA welcomes Ramaphosa's vaccine update, but questions 'very vague' details

12th January 2021 The Democratic Alliance has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to provide more details after he announced on Monday that 20-million Covid-19... 

Jackson Mthembu tests positive for Covid-19

12th January 2021 Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has tested positive for Covid-19. Mthembu took a test earlier on Monday, after showing some symptoms. 


South Africa shuts 20 land ports of entry amid growing risk of Covid-19 infections

11th January 2021 Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are set to remain largely unchanged for the next month, but land borders will be closed as long queues and... 

China says WHO expert panel on Covid will arrive on Jan 14

11th January 2021 A World Health Organization team of international experts which is investigating the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic will arrive in China on... 

Basic education department says school reopening dates to stay the same for now

11th January 2021 The Department of Basic Education says schools are still on track to reopen on 27 January. On Monday, head of department, Mathanzima Mweli, said:... 

Covid-19: 17 412 new infections and 339 new deaths

11th January 2021 South Africa has recorded another 17 412 confirmed Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, along with 339 new Covid-19 related deaths – taking... 

Desperate SAA pilots who left locked out union to get money still haven't been paid

11th January 2021 The SAA Pilots' Association wants to know why – unlike other employees at the state-owned airline – their thirteenth cheques for 2019 have not yet... 

Police confirm army already deployed to support law enforcement in parts of the Western Cape

11th January 2021 The South African National Defence Force has, since Tuesday, been deployed to parts of the Western Cape to support local law enforcement in... 

Ramaphosa calls for review of legislation on alcohol, sets Covid-19 as govt's priority for 2021

11th January 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for tougher legislation and community mobilisation against the abuse of alcohol. In the African National... 

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