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Moderna puts Kenya plant plans on hold as Covid vaccine demand slumps

By: Reuters     11th April 2024 Moderna said on Thursday it had paused its plans to build a vaccine manufacturing facility in Kenya, following a post-pandemic decline in demand... 

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Gates gives $40-million to boost access to mRNA vaccines in Africa

By: Reuters     9th October 2023 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will give $40-million, including to a Belgian biotech company and two leading African vaccine manufacturers, in... 

Business for South Africa chairperson Martin Kingston

Private sector working with government on multiple work streams to end loadshedding 

By: Martin Creamer     29th June 2023 The private sector is so far working with government on six of the ten energy crisis work streams, for which business raised R100-million to... 

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Health Minister Joe Phaahla

Covid-19 set TB fight back 12 years, but SA still on track to meet global targets – Phaahla

By: News24Wire      20th June 2023 The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant reversals in the decline of tuberculosis cases, setting South Africa's fight against the... 

South African Police Service

Competition watchdog fines Saps supplier R3.5m for 'shocking' sanitiser prices during lockdown

By: News24Wire      4th April 2023 The Competition Tribunal has found a supplier of hand sanitiser to the South African Police Service guilty of excessive pricing amounting to... 

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

Loadshedding, Covid-19 led to mixed performances for SA courts, says Zondo

By: News24Wire      24th February 2023 Loadshedding, Covid-19 and too few judges had an adverse effect on the courts during the last financial year. Ten of the 13 superior courts'... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.

Ramaphosa determined to remove all impediments in way of sustained mining growth 

By: Martin Creamer     7th February 2023 The Presidency is determined to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry, President Cyril... 

South African Health Products Regulatory Authority CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela

Sahpra registers medicine to treat Covid-19

By: Thabi Shomolekae     31st January 2023 South African Health Products Regulatory Authority CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela indicated that as Covid-19 is a looming threat, the Sahpra... 

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Inclusive growth can be achieved with more employment – Ramaphosa 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     26th January 2023 President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday that if South Africa’s economy is not creating enough jobs at scale to support the growing number of... 

South Africa’s overall gross R&D spending not reduced because of Covid-19, reports HSRC

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th January 2023 The Covid-19 pandemic had no discernible impact on overall research and development (R&D) activity in South Africa, the Human Sciences Research... 

Health Minister Joe Phaahla

SA told to increase Covid-19 testing, but no need for restrictions after new subvariant found  

By: News24Wire      10th January 2023 South Africa has been advised to ramp up its Covid-19 testing after the first case of a new Omicron subvariant, XBB.1.5, was detected last week.... 

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