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Ahmed Banderker, CEO, AfroCentric Group
3 ways the Budget Speech impacts healthcare in SA

From a healthcare perspective, this year's Budget Speech is significant in three key ways...

By Ahmed Banderker 3 days ago

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against the strain of SARS-CoV-2 that is dominant in South Africa. Illustration: Lisa Venter
Johnson & Johnson vaccine looks excellent for South Africa in first published detailed analysis

Interim results from clinical trials of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be presented to the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday 26 February in an effort to obtain an emergency licence for its distribution...

By Michael Cherry 2 days ago

4 tips on how to plan the perfect pandemic wedding

Getting married during a worldwide pandemic is not ideal, however, it is possible. A study revealed that 96% of couples were not willing to cancel their weddings in 2020, but rather move them to a later date in 2021.

2 days ago

Viruses can hijack cellular process in order to block immune response

Research has found that viruses that cause diseases such as the common cold, measles, or Covid-19 can hijack an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the body's antiviral immune response to a viral infection...

22 Feb 2021

Police seize unregistered medicines at OR Tambo International Airport

The South African Police Service (SAPS) this week seized unregistered medicines worth a market value of R126 million at the OR Tambo International Airport...

19 Feb 2021

Discovery Invest shares their market outlook for 2021

It goes without saying that 2020 was a tumultuous year as people around the world confronted the unprecedented social, economic and political challenges brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak...

Issued by Discovery Invest 19 Feb 2021

A new vaccine is being tested in Cape Town: Here's why it's different

University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers are expected to start a phase one clinical trial of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate, hAd5 T-cell, later this month...

By Michael Cherry 19 Feb 2021

Henley Africa launches comprehensive virtual pivot course for healthcare practitioners

On 10 March, Henley Business School Africa will present the first class in a progressive, brand-new course that addresses both the realities of Covid-19 and the accelerated disruption of the digital age...

Issued by Henley Business School 19 Feb 2021

Study finds that not enough South Africans are prepared to be vaccinated against Covid-19

South Africans are torn with regards to whether or not they get vaccinated against Covid-19. According to the Ask Afrika Covid-19 Tracker study, just over half of respondents (52%) said they planned to get vaccinated when the vaccine roll-out programme reaches them...

By Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 19 Feb 2021

How advanced supply chain technology can help streamline Covid-19 vaccine rollout

While the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has signified the first signs of light at the end of the tunnel, the reality is that this public health crisis is still far from over...

By Chris Sullivan 18 Feb 2021

Ramaphosa kicks off vaccine rollout at Khayelitsha

"This day represents a real milestone for us as South Africans that finally the vaccines are here and they are being administered. I was rather pleased that there were five people who were vaccinated before me and they are health workers"...

18 Feb 2021

Vaccine rollout starts today

The Covid-19 vaccine programme will start today, with healthcare workers being first in line to receive the 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson jabs, which arrived in South Africa yesterday...

17 Feb 2021

How the coronavirus mutates and what this means for the future of Covid-19

The recent appearance of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus causing Covid-19 infections), that may be associated with increased transmission of the virus and disease severity...

By Ed Rybicki, Anna-Lise Williamson, Don Cowan & Stephanie G Burton 17 Feb 2021

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