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NAPTOSA and SADTU are concerned about when teachers will be receiving the vaccine and SADTU has called for marking of the matric exam papers to come to a halt after the death of a matric exam marker in KwaZulu-Natal due to Covid-19. 


South Africa is set to receive the vaccine against Covid-19 in April, however healthcare workers are unhappy with this as hospitals are under immense strain. 


The V&A Waterfront in partnership with Dis-Chem Pharmacy is launching its drive-through Covid-19 testing facility, increasing convenience for locals and tourists. 


Work is currently underway to get a vaccine for Covid-19 and many are hoping to have it ready to be shipped out by next year. However, when exactly will we get the vaccine after it's developed? Where is South Africa on the list?


The number of COVID-19 deaths continue to increase after more than 400 people have died from the virus over the past week, this left Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize concerned. 


Recently, the Western Cape government has decided to ease the COVID-19 testing criteria. Anyone within the province who is symptomatic should be tested.


South Africa's second round of vaccine trials for the coronavirus has begun. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation also donated millions of dollars to American Company Novavax for vaccine trials in South Africa. This hopefully will lead to a faster production of the vaccine in South Africa. 


Yes, South Africa is seeing many positives in it's Covid-19 statistics and cases are decreasing in some provinces but this does not mean we shouldn't follow safety protocols. The possibility of a second wave is definitely there for the country, as seen in others. Government has given many updates on South Africa's progress with hospitals, vaccines, cases and the virus in general.


A vaccine being developed at Oxford University is said to be 'hugely promising' and is producing an immune response during it's trials. South Africa's Wits University is involved in this very vaccine trial.


Many of us are so focussed on what having Covid-19 looks like and how to guard against it, however, what long-term effects does Covid-19 have? What does post-recovery look like?


Wits has started the first vaccine trial for Covid-19 in South Africa. Wits University is collaborating with the University of Oxford and the Oxford Jenner Institute on the vaccine trial.


Along with the daily Covid-19 statistics for the country Health Minister Zweli Mkhize releases, he also announced that the first baby has died from Covid-19 in South Africa. 


South Africa's Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has addressed South African citizens' growing concerns about major increases in infection rates and has also commented on lockdown and whether it has done it's job. He encourages South Africans to make moves in adjusting to the 'new normal'. 


Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) has launched an app to help students and staff screen for Covid-19. Students, staff and joint appointees working at the Doctor George Mukhari Academic Hospital will have access to this app. 


Covid-19 has had many impacts on the world. One of them is that those who were supposed to graduate in 2020 could not have their graduation ceremonies. However, Universities all over are trying to make up for this. The University of Johannesburg calls all 2020 UJ graduates to share their academic journey.


The Department of Higher Education had a meeting with Parliament's Portfolio Committee to discuss the plans to save the 2020 academic year in Higher Education. Here, plans for TVET Colleges were discussed. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation tonight to give an update on Covid-19 in South Africa and any further measures to be put in place. He also spoke on how this pandemic has had a massive impact on the job sector as well as healthcare in South Africa.


President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on South Africa’s ongoing measures to manage the spread of the coronavirus through the implementation of a risk adjusted strategy.


Wits has announced that their Final Year Medical Students will return to campus soon. This comes after the President's announcement on further measures being taken in the Higher Education sector. 


Selected offenders who have been sentenced will be released in order to fight the spread of Covid-19. This comes as a result of the President's new ruling after many confirmed cases of Covid-19 as well as deaths were found in South African Correctional Facilities. 

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