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Covid-19: Masks must still be worn at schools, govt clarifies  

By: News24Wire      5th May 2022 The Department of Health has clarified that pupils should continue wearing face masks in school.  On Thursday, the department stated it was a... 


Mask mandate confusion: Children still need to wear a mask in school – for now

By: News24Wire      5th May 2022 A Department of Health statement that says school children are exempt from complying with regulations related to the wearing of face masks has... 

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Africa CDC urges Covid-19 vaccine buyers to order from S Africa's Aspen

By: Reuters     5th May 2022 Africa's top public health body urged all those purchasing Covid-19 vaccines for the continent to place orders with South Africa's Aspen... 

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Solidarity launches legal action against new Covid-19 health regulations 

By: Thabi Madiba     5th May 2022 Following the publication of new Covid-19 health regulations by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla, Solidarity launched legal action against the... 

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South Africa records highest positivity rate yet of fifth wave

By: Bloomberg     5th May 2022 South Africa’s daily coronavirus test positivity rate rose to its highest level yet on Wednesday amid its fifth wave of infections. There were 6... 

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Post Office suspends airmail to China amid Covid-19 wave

By: News24Wire      4th May 2022 Travel restrictions to and from China are likely to see your post delayed, the South African Post Office has said. Airmail between South Africa and... 

AfriForum to launch court action if govt enforces new Covid rules after midnight expiration

AfriForum to launch court action if govt enforces new Covid rules after midnight expiration 

By: Thabi Madiba     4th May 2022 AfriForum warned on Wednesday that should government go ahead with its plans to permanently enshrine current pandemic health regulations into law,... 

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Postponement of court action on vaccines for minors will impact vaccination programme  – Sahpra

By: Thabi Madiba     4th May 2022 The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has warned that the postponement of the African Christian Democratic Party court action... 

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Not yet clear if SA has entered the fifth wave – Dr Joe Phaahla

By: Thabi Madiba     29th April 2022 Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla on Friday said that it was not yet clear if South Africa has entered the fifth wave of Covid-19 early, but the... 

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Covid-19: 4 146 new infections, four new deaths reported

By: Sane Dhlamini     29th April 2022 South Africa recorded 4 146 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, which represented an 8.6% positivity rate. Four new Covid-19 deaths were reported... 

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Implats reports 6% lower refined production amid challenging operating landscape 

By: Martin Creamer     29th April 2022 The gross refined production of platinum group metals (PGM) mining company Implats declined by 6% to 2.35-million ounces in the nine months to... 

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