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During his "family meeting" on Sunday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa gave an update about the R350 grant. The second round of the grant kicked off in the first week of August.


On Sunday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa took to the podium as he announced changes to the National Lockdown regulations. These included a new curfew, lockdown level and a few other things so keep reading for all the details.


It is less than one year since the first case of the new virus, Covid-19 was identified in South Africa and the first batch of vaccine to protect against the infection has landed in the country.  President Cyril Ramaphosa will be speaking to the country again tonight with an update on the vaccine programme, and maybe, just maybe, updates on the lockdown regulations. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa will once again be sitting the nation down tonight to deliver another address. This could be about possible tougher lockdown regulations. Could we see a hard lockdown being put into place?


Amid the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa despite the adjusted alert level 3 lockdown, President Cyril Ramaphosa hints that a national address will be taking place soon. 


With the President engaging in a National Coronavirus Command Council meeting and the country suffering under the weight of the second wave, conversations of a lockdown level 5 being implemented seems to fill the air. Here's what we do know.


In efforts to fight against the second wave of the coronavirus in SA, a new cohort of health workers is set to assist the healthcare system in the New Year. 


Political parties show mixed reactions to the level 3 lockdown imposed across South Africa, on Monday 28 December. 

 

 

 


Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that the South African government's plan to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine by the second quarter of 2021 is on track. 


In President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest national address, a list of new Covid-19 hotspots around South Africa was released. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa says discussions are in place with other vaccine manufacturers in addition to the COVAX facility which South Africa has already secured. 


On Sunday South Africa surpassed the one million mark for COVID-19 cases and many have been speculating about whether a hard lockdown will follow. 


On Sunday, South Africa exceeded one million COVID-19 cases, with 1 004 413 cumulative cases reported by Health Minister Dr Zwelini Mkhize. 

 


The National Department of Health and the Solidarity Fund has announced that South Africa has made the down payment to secure the country's entry into the COVAX facility. 


The Covax vaccine administered for the coronavirus is set to be delivered to South Africa by the first half of 2021, however it's said to only be enough for 3% of the population of the country. 


The President has revealed who will be first in line to get the vaccine once it's ready. He also spoke on when we can expect the vaccine to be completed and ready to be distributed. This family meeting, although not as harsh, was definitely one which was needed.


The Health Department is now concerned that and is expecting more cases to emerge from the outbreak seen amongst University of Fort Hare students and that this same situation will occur at other Universities in the country as well. Many fear that student social gatherings will play a major role in the second wave.


As it stands, no South African University is seen as high risk. This categorisation is based on many aspects of the University itself. Nzimande outlined further plans for Universities in South Africa as we are now on Lockdown Level 1.


All of the students at South African Universities are allowed to return to campuses now that the country is on Lockdown Level 1. Minister Nzimande has given updates on higher education now that we are on level 1.


The Higher Education sector has been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as many members of the sector lost their lives due to complications from the virus. Minister Nzimande has given updates on higher education now that we are on level 1.

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