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Pregnant women should be vaccinated, doctors say

New research shows that there has been an increase in maternal deaths during the Covid-19 restriction

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

We’re restoring the nation’s health, Ramaphosa says after Covid jab

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been sent to about 50 sites for health workers to be vaccinated

‘Startling’ bounce-back for SA’s labour market — Nids-Cram survey

A new data release shows that employment may have reached pre-Covid-19 levels. Still, many who’ve lost their jobs have not managed to get back to work

Small business owners closing shop and feeling the financial squeeze

The hopes and dreams of many entrepreneurs have been dashed. We track some of the owners of SMMEs, who talk of losing everything they worked for

South Africa is offering its AstraZeneca vaccines to fellow African countries: Mkhize

Reselling the jabs will prevent money being wasted on a vaccine that is not particularly efficacious on the variant that is dominant in South Africa

16 sites on 17 February: Eight things you should know about SA’s J&J vaccine roll-out

Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will arrive in South Africa on Tuesday and be taken to 16 sites where healthcare workers will be vaccinated

Pandemic punishes the young

Children are displaying unusual behaviour as a consequence of the Covid-19 clampdown

Traditional healers zoom in on new ways of practice

Despite being largely sidelined, these essential workers have adapted to lockdowns, taken to technology and even attracted clients from abroad

Most South Africans want to be innoculated against Covid, Ipsos survey finds

Most anti-vaxxers fear the potential side-effects of the vaccine

What does Zweli Mkhize have to say about the Cuban and Chinese vaccines?

South Africa could receive two million doses of the Coronavac vaccine from China, the health minister told parliament on Wednesday

SIU to beef up security after investigators threatened during PPE probe

The Special Investigating Unit found that companies were awarded tenders despite not qualifying for the contracts.

African Union wants vaccine patent waiver

The continental body has thrown its weight behind calls to improve access to Covid-19 vaccines

Johnson & Johnson vaccines could arrive in South Africa next week

We spoke to experts, looked at the data and relistened to the health department’s briefings to break down the revised roll-out plan

Global online learning survey finds high workloads led to suicidal ideation

Respondents to the survey on digital teaching reported a decline in mental health because of unforgiving workloads and expectations placed on them by managers.

EFF rubbishes home affairs’ ports of entry report

Minister says they need to deploy more health workers on the border, as ports are set to open next week. EFF says there is no concrete action on the “mediocre” plan

Government must find alternatives to AstraZeneca vaccine, say unions

Unions representing healthcare workers advise members to get vaccinated despite AstraZeneca postponement

Jury still out on pregnant women getting a Covid jab

Few trials have been carried out on women expecting babies

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