South Africa's economy is on track to grow 4.1% in 2021, above recent median forecasts for Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole but not enough to make up for last year's huge coronavirus-related contraction, a Reuters poll found on Friday.
A floating gas-turbine generator meant to alleviate South Africa's crippling power cuts has run into objections by oyster farmers and small-scale fishermen, who fear the environmental damage will destroy their livelihoods.
The opening of Vitanova connective tissue bank by Bone SA, a non-profit organisation which distributes bone and tissue products to the medical fraternity, was officiated by the country's health director-general Dr Sandile Buthelezi and transplant experts.
Pensioner Thabo Lediha said he and his friend Simon Plaatjies had to wait for almost four hours before they could get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine jab at the Chiawelo Community Health Centre.
Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said on Friday that the SANDF military health service was being deployed in Gauteng to ease the burden on health practitioners as Covid-19 surges in the province.
This was the chilling story Ugi Moodley, 46, told Sowetan shortly after her uncle Danny Naidoo, 68, died at his sister’s house in Lenasia, on Monday after he was allegedly turned away from the hospital.
National health department director-general Dr Sandile Buthelezi on Thursday pleaded with the members of the portfolio committee to allow him not to disclose the names of officials who have been found guilty in the Digital Vibes scandal.