• Merafong Gets New Clinic, Complete With Soccer Field

    Merafong Gets New Clinic, Complete With Soccer Field

    Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Wednesday opened Greenspark Clinic – the new modern medical facility in Merafong comes complete with a soccer field. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Premier Makhura said: “Building new clinics, upgrading existing health care facilities, provision of personnel, equipment, medicine and transport, are all part and parcel of improving health service delivery in

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  • Children As Young As 12 Can Now Get A Jab

    Children As Young As 12 Can Now Get A Jab

    South Africa will from Wednesday give children as young as 12 Covid-19 vaccinations The Department of Health said from Wednesday, 20 October, it will “commence with the registration and vaccination of young people aged 12- 17 years old with Pfizer vaccine in line with the recommendations from the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Vaccines”.  The decision

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  • General Colin Powell Succumbs To Covid-19

    General Colin Powell Succumbs To Covid-19

    ABC News is reporting that former US Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, died Monday morning due to complications from Covid-19, his family said in a statement. “He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment,” the family

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  • Russian Jab Gets Thumbs Down From SA Regulator

    Russian Jab Gets Thumbs Down From SA Regulator

    The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on Monday said it will not be approving – for now – the use of the Russian Covid-19 vaccination, Sputnik V. “The Section 21 application for Sputnik V by Lamar international Pty (Ltd) will not be approved at this time,” said the South African regulator. SAHPRA said

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  • Mental Health App Earns Developers Cool Prizes

    Mental Health App Earns Developers Cool Prizes

    The Cool Hacks, a team of three developers, scooped the top prize at the recent mental health hackathon hosted by the technology non-profit organisation, Empire Partner Foundation (EPF). Team members, 35-year-old Placide Ebongue, 35-year-old Nomfundo Cele and 25-year-old Senzo Ndlovu, developed an app, SMILE, over two days at the hackathon in an effort to tackle

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  • Distressed Moms Dumped 145 Babies In Gauteng

    Distressed Moms Dumped 145 Babies In Gauteng

    The Gauteng health department has been urged to strengthen support for new mothers in the wake of reports that more than 100 babies were dumped at hospitals in the province. As many as 145 babies were abandoned at Gauteng hospitals last year, says Jack Bloom, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health. “Last

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