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Roll-Out of COVID-19 Vaccination Plan on Track


Department of Health 23 059 Health Care Workers (HCW) were vaccinated by the end of 22 February 2021. The health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, confirmed this during an address at…

CMS Seeks Comment on Proposed Medical Schemes Levies


Department of Health The Council for Medical Schemes seeks comment on proposed levies on medical schemes. The health department published the call for comment in Government Gazette 44179. The proposed…

COVID-19 SRD Grant Under the Spotlight


Social Security Agency The Social Security Agency (SASSA) has confirmed that all current recipients of the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant do not have to reapply. The grant…

Health Minister Shines Light on COVID-19 Vaccines


Department of Health The health minister, Zweli Mkhize, has announced that local scientists will continue with deliberations on the AstraZeneca vaccine use in South Africa. In a statement, the minister…

Parliament Briefed on COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out


Department of Health The health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, assured parliament last week that South Africa has the capacity to develop a vaccine but this will happen over a period…

Medical Schemes Act Regulations Amended


Department of Health Medical Schemes Act Regulations have been amended. The health department published the amendments in Government Gazette 44103. Annexure A is amended by the insertion of the Diagnosis…

DOH Clarifies Position on Wrapping of Coffins in Plastic


Department of Health Directions on the management of human remains that died of COVID-19 do not prescribe the covering of coffins with plastics. The health department emphasized this in a…