A message to executive committee members and department heads at the George Mukhari Academic Hospital has painted a grim picture of the third wave of Covid-19 infections. According to the message, the hospital has experienced medication shortages and overworked ICU capable nurses. The hospital CEO said these issues were being addressed. Continue Reading

Article Courtesy – NEWS24 Health professionals warn that things will get much, much worse. The dreaded and highly contagious Delta variant of the Sars-CoV-2 virus is spreading across the country and is probably the driving force behind the massive increase in Covid-19 cases in Gauteng in recent weeks.   AndContinue Reading

Gift of the Givers founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, has warned that government statistics do not reflect the real impact that the new Covid-19 Delta variant is having on South Africa. “The situation is far worse than we understand,” he said. “A large number of patients, anything from 50% to 90%Continue Reading

The rules for Alert Level 4 lockdown saw their first update on Tuesday, less than two days into the two-week minimum it is intended to last. A 50% limit on occupied rooms for hotels and bed-and-breakfasts has been lifted. So has a gatherings requirement that stores of all kinds onlyContinue Reading

News24 readers responded with anger and disappointment to the announcement that the country will implement adjusted Level 4 lockdown measures. Many were outspoken about what they believe is government incompetence that has led to this point. “I wish government had prioritized a mass vaccine rollout so that a third waveContinue Reading

The business sector is part of a push to get government to reinstate the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS), which will this week be discussed at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). On Tuesday, Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi said that government, with businessContinue Reading

The World Bank and a trio of western government agencies announced a financing package for production of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in South Africa. The deal will support Aspen Pharmacare in producing 500 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson shots through 2022. Of that amount, 30 millionContinue Reading