SIU concerned over “lack of action” in Eastern Ambulance Scooters saga

SIU concerned over “lack of action” in Eastern Ambulance Scooters saga

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has expressed concerns over lack of action from the Eastern Cape provincial government after it ordered action against officials implicated in the R10-million Ambulance Scooters Project.

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A suspended Gqeberha doctor is caught handing out fake sick notes—again

A suspended Gqeberha doctor is caught handing out fake sick notes—again

Despite a previous suspension from the industry body, and a current investigation, a Gqeberha doctor continues to hand out fraudulent sick notes. This week, the doctor was busted issuing a medical certificate without even examining the undercover patient.

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Nelson Mandela Bay drought leads to health scare, ‘fake’ news over drinking water

Nelson Mandela Bay drought leads to health scare, ‘fake’ news over drinking water

A viral message about illness caused by poor quality water has caused panic in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape. Residents are concerned about their health due to what they say is the poor quality of drinking water supplied by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality (NMMM).

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Prof Abdool Karim praises ‘new standard of transparency’ in vaccine acquisition

Prof Abdool Karim praises ‘new standard of transparency’ in vaccine acquisition

As he steps down from the country’s national COVID-19 advisory committee, Professor Abdool Karim says government has set a ‘new standard of transparency’ in its communication over the vaccine acquisition process. Karim also dismissed rumours that he was leaving the committee over professional differences.

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South Africa won’t achieve herd immunity against COVID-19 this year, says committee chair

South Africa won’t achieve herd immunity against COVID-19 this year, says committee chair

South Africa will not vaccinate 67% of the population by the end of 2021, the national target needed to achieve herd immunity. Health-e News journalist Max Matavire spoke to the chairperson of the country’s COVID-19 advisory committee.

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Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout must include clear communication to combat vaccine hesitancy — experts

Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout must include clear communication to combat vaccine hesitancy — experts

Inequitable distribution and vaccine hesitancy are the key challenges facing Africa in its fight against Covid-19, say international health experts.

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