SA has placed ‘large orders’ of vaccines with Pfizer, J&J – Mkhize
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the government was also looking at procuring Russia’s Sputnik vaccine and the Chinese vaccines, Sinopharm and Sinovac, with non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) already signed with most leading manufacturers.
Mboweni expected to detail COVID-19 vaccine compensation plan in Budget speech
During his budget speech on Wednesday afternoon, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to detail govt plans to compensate those who suffer adverse reaction to COVID-19 vaccination.
80,000 doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine expected to land in SA on Saturday - Mkhize
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has told members of Parliament on Tuesday afternoon that at least 23,000 healthcare workers have so far been inoculated.
Parly Budget Office: Govt has progressed implementing COVID relief package
However, it has told Parliament’s finance committees that more support was still needed to help households, small, medium and micro-enterprises and the economy as a whole.
Concerns over SA's fiscal cliff raised ahead of Mboweni's Budget speech
The fiscal cliff study group first warned of the danger several years ago. It defines the fiscal cliff as the point that is reached when public servants’ wages, social grant payments and debt-service costs soak up all government revenue.
SA ready to make hydrogen fuel cells as alternative energy source - Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the move followed more than a decade of work by the government and partners in the private sector and academia to develop the technology for both hydrogen fuel cells and lithium battery storage.
Ramaphosa urges SA not to see 'glass half-empty' on economic recovery
Replying to the debate on his State of the Nation Address, Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans not to see the glass half-empty, saying concrete progress was being made in getting the economy back on track.
President Ramaphosa: Some said we couldn't protect lives. Yet here we are
In his response to the State of the Nation debate, President Cyril Ramaphosa referred to the beginning of the vaccine rollout as a new chapter in the fight against COVID-19.
Failure to respect Constitution can lead to anarchy, counter revolution - Lamola
Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Ronald Lamola has warned against attacks on the judiciary.
DA draft bill seeks to end cadre deployment
DA MP Leon Schreiber said that the End Cadre Deployment Bill would ensure that all appointments were based strictly on merit.
Parly grills defence dept over illegal importation of Interferon that cost R260m
The first consignment of the drug landed in South Africa in April, together with Cuban medical personnel.
Looted SOE money will be found and used to benefit South Africans - Gordhan
The minister said that well-operated and financially sound state-owned entities (SOEs) were crucial for infrastructure services like energy, transport and water – all necessary to grow the economy to serve all the country’s people.
Malema warns of 'uprising' against corrupt members of judiciary
EFF leader Julius Malema launched his attack on the judiciary during Tuesday’s debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (Sona).
Opposition parties tear into Ramaphosa on first day of Sona debate
The Democratic Alliance hammered on Cyril Ramaphosa’s internal battles within the ruling party’ where there were plans to undermine him and to try and topple him.
Malema to Ramaphosa: You are incompetent & most unreliable human being
The Democratic Alliance (DA), meanwhile, has referred to Ramaphosa as a 'nowhere man" a reference to the Beatles song.
COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all, says Minister Mkhize
He said the vaccines would be paid for largely by public funds while the private sector, especially private health funders, would augment this.
We want professional people to run our local govt - Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa has targeted fighting corruption and building the capacity of the state as one of the government’s four top goals for the coming year.
Extension of R350 COVID-19 grant to provide lifeline for struggling S.Africans
President Cyril Ramaphosa also announced the extension until 15 March of the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s Temporary Employee-Employer Scheme (TERS) – but only for business sectors that have been unable to operate.