The collaboration between researchers at the North West University (NWU) and the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) on the development of a new COVID-19 vaccine candidate received a major boost.
Despite the challenges they have encountered when it comes to blood collection, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, South African National Blood Service (SANBS) said, on World Blood Donor Day, that the country now has a stable stock of blood in their banks, but more willing blood donors are still needed.
Researchers have been trying to develop an HIV vaccine for about four decades without success. However, the successful development of a COVID-19 vaccine could provide lessons for scientists.
Mutoti Village lies just outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo. Not far from the village, pipelines from Nandoni Water Plant transport water to nearby villages across the Vhembe District Municipality. But, there is no pipeline supplying water to Mutoti Village. Residents have expressed frustration at being excluded from accessing water from the plant, which is situated near their village.
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.
Protecting all children living in South Africa is a top priority for this year’s Child Protection Week. It was launched under the theme “Let us all protect children during and beyond Covid-19”. The launch included the voices of children from across all nine provinces, with a special focus on child migrants.