COVID-19

pandemic
Africa has a development aspiration for 2063 which is tagged Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want. To achieve this, all the sectors of the economy must be developed evenly. Health is a vital sector whose impacts cut across the economic and social standings of all individuals and countries. One major health...
biotech
A year after the creation of the mRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer Hub, a South African biotech company has teamed up with a Belgium-based firm to develop an African Covid-19 vaccine. South Africa’s Afrigen Biologics and Belgium’s Univercells will develop the first African-owned Covid-19 shot as part of a broader effort...
South Africa
South Africa is considering lifting the remaining Covid-19 regulations as daily new cases remain low. A sharp decline in hospitalization and deaths has left the country wanting to lift all measures that have been in place to mitigate the pandemic. South Africa’s Health Minister, Joe Phaahla has recommended that wearing masks...
COVID
South Africa on Saturday hailed a WTO agreement to allow developing countries to start producing their own COVID vaccines following a near two-year battle. "We secured an agreement. It was a strongly fought agreement," said Minister of Trade Ebrahim Patel, who along with India and NGOs had been calling for...
World Bank
The World Bank has approved a loan of 454.4 million euros ($474.4 million) to help South Africa fund COVID-19 vaccine purchases, the bank and South Africa's National Treasury said in a statement. South Africa has recorded the most coronavirus cases and deaths on the African continent, with over 3.9 million...