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Environmentalists launch tool kit to teach Africa’s youth about climate change

The environmental group Earthday.org has been campaigning to improve climate literacy and wants to make the subject compulsory at schools

Africa CDC prioritises full vaccination over Pfizer booster

The continent’s public health agency said the latest figures showed that 6.5-million cases of Covid-19 had been reported in Africa, out of which some 867 000 people had died

Do South Africans prefer prayer to vaccines?

According to an Afrobarometer survey of 1 600 people, the majority of people do not trust the government to deliver safe vaccines

Africa partners with the US and Europe to reach vaccination goals

Avat has secured a donation of several hundred million doses of Covid-19 drugs from the United States, 25-million of which will begin to be rolled out by the end of this week

Riots and looting could cause PTSD among children

The South African Society of Psychiatrists has warned that children and adolescents are vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder

Poor government decisions caused Life Esidimeni deaths, inquest hears

Health officials pushed ahead with transferring patients to ill-equipped NGO facilities despite several warnings

Food drives from Jo’burg support KwaZulu-Natal’s citizens in need

Various charities and private groups are organising drives to provide necessities such as food, toiletries and medicine in areas heavily affected by looting

Violence severely impedes Covid-19 vaccine rollout in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng

Twenty pharmacies in KZN have been looted and damaged, while one was burned down and several others closed their doors as a precaution

Sassa payments at cash paypoints suspended due to riots

Sassa has suspended cash payments after the cash-in-transit industry halted cash delivery until further notice in response to rioting and looting

People use social media posts to sell Ivermectin on the black market

Selling medication without a license to prescribe or dispense it is illegal, and can lead to a hefty fine or imprisonment

Vaccination rate ramps up and registration for people aged 35 to 49 to open

More than 191 000 people were vaccinated on Thursday the daily target for next week is 250 00, says the health department

Covid-19 infections soar as 15 African countries now grapple with Delta variant

South Africa makes up 37% of the continent’s virus caseload, with more than two-million infections

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