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China’s factories to the world brace for tsunami of Covid cases

By: Bloomberg     15th December 2022 From locking in workers to hoarding medicines, beds and disinfectant, China’s factories are going to great lengths to keep the machines running —... 

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Nigeria scraps Covid-19 tests for international travellers

By: Reuters     13th December 2022 Nigeria on Monday removed Covid-19 testing requirements for international travellers and it was no longer mandatory to wear masks on flights and... 

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Covid-19 still around but at low levels

By: News24Wire      17th November 2022 While the number of Covid-19 cases are not at an alarming rate, the public has been warned that the disease is still around.  The National... 

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Strongly producing Tharisa achieves seven fatality-free years 

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome co-producer Tharisa, which on Tuesday reported considerably higher production in the 12 months to September... 

Less than 5% of energy consumed by South African mining in 2020 sourced from renewables.

Investment required to meet mining’s decarbonisation, power challenges – PwC 

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2022 South Africa’s mining sector will be required to make major investments into alternative and renewable energy sources and energy planning to... 

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Moderna gives WHO’s mRNA Hub some help, Pfizer snubs request

By: Bloomberg     19th September 2022 Moderna has allowed its Covid-19 vaccine to be used in a World Health Organization effort to develop mRNA shots that would increase production and... 

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Africa CDC head: Covid still a threat given low vaccination rates

By: Reuters     15th September 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic is still a threat on the African continent given low vaccination rates, the acting director of the Africa Centres for Disease... 

Sahpra confirms second fatality related to J&J Covid-19 vaccine

Sahpra confirms second fatality related to J&J Covid-19 vaccine

By: Thabi Shomolekae     13th September 2022 The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority said it continues to investigate severe reactions to Covid-19 vaccines, as reported by the... 

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Sibanye-Stillwater declares R3.9bn half-year dividend

By: Martin Creamer     25th August 2022 Precious metals and green metals company Sibanye-Stillwater on Thursday declared a cash dividend of R3.9-billion for the six months to June 30. The... 

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Health dept addressing low Covid-19 vaccination coverage – Phaahla

By: Thabi Shomolekae     19th August 2022 Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla explained on Friday that health department authorities are strengthening the use of data to identify areas of low... 

Aspen to halt Covid vaccine output as J&J orders dry up

By: Reuters     10th August 2022 South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare will stop making Covid-19 vaccines from the end of this month due to a lack of orders, a senior executive said,... 

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