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Africa's Covid-19 death rate now higher than global rate

Africa's Covid-19 death rate now higher than global rate

By: Reuters     21st January 2021 Africa's coronavirus case fatality rate stands at 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%, a trend that is alarming experts, the head of the... 

CW concerned with corruption risks in vaccine procurement, distribution

CW concerned with corruption risks in vaccine procurement, distribution 

By: Sane Dhlamini     21st January 2021 Civil society group Corruption Watch has asked Treasury to provide clarity on government’s procurement and distribution process for the coronavirus... 

We are not attempting to vaccinate survey responders – HSRC

We are not attempting to vaccinate survey responders – HSRC

By: Thabi Madiba     21st January 2021 The Human Sciences Research Council and its research partners, on Thursday, dismissed rumours that its National Covid-19 Antibody Survey was an... 

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 NUM tackles De Ruyter over Eskom’s poor performance, load-shedding

NUM tackles De Ruyter over Eskom’s poor performance, load-shedding  

By: African News Agency      21st January 2021 The National Union of Mineworkers on Thursday said it is unhappy with the load-shedding being carried out in South Africa and “very disappointed”... 

Platinum group metals demand set to overwhelm supply balance – Davis

Platinum group metals demand set to overwhelm supply balance – Davis  

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2021 Long-serving precious metals consultant Dr David Davis has reached the conclusion, after a comprehensive study, that the demand for platinum group... 

Biovac to distribute vaccines to S Africa healthcare workers

Biovac to distribute vaccines to S Africa healthcare workers  

By: Reuters     21st January 2021 South Africa has a three-month plan to import, store and distribute coronavirus vaccines for frontline healthcare workers through a contract with... 

Ivory Coast says delivery of its first doses of Pfizer vaccine delayed to mid-Feb

21st January 2021 Ivory Coast's government said it will receive a first batch of around 100 000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in mid February,... 

New Covid-19 variant defeats plasma treatment, may reduce vaccine efficacy

New Covid-19 variant defeats plasma treatment, may reduce vaccine efficacy

By: Reuters     21st January 2021 The new Covid-19 variant identified in South Africa can evade the antibodies that attack it in treatments using blood plasma from previously... 

S Africa to pay big premium for AstraZeneca vaccine from India's SII – Report

S Africa to pay big premium for AstraZeneca vaccine from India's SII – Report

By: Reuters     21st January 2021 South Africa will pay $5.25 per dose for Covid-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII) - well above what others, including developed... 

Covid-19: SA nears the 40 000 death mark as fatalities rise by 566

Covid-19: SA nears the 40 000 death mark as fatalities rise by 566

By: News24Wire      21st January 2021 South Africa is edging toward 40 000 confirmed Covid-19-related deaths as 566 new deaths were recorded by Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 38... 

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to make first court appearance, facing perjury charges

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to make first court appearance, facing perjury charges

By: News24Wire      21st January 2021 The Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is expected to make her first appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday. She is... 

WHO plans slew of Covid-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout

WHO plans slew of Covid-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout

By: News24Wire      21st January 2021 The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to approve several Covid-19 vaccines from western and Chinese manufacturers in coming weeks and months,... 

Biden signs orders to end ‘Muslim ban’, rejoin Paris climate deal

Biden signs orders to end ‘Muslim ban’, rejoin Paris climate deal

By: News24Wire      21st January 2021 United States President Joe Biden has signed a string of executive orders, memorandums and directives that will reverse some of his predecessor... 

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