• RAF Stand-Off With Private Ambulance Operators

    RAF Stand-Off With Private Ambulance Operators

    The chances of dying while waiting for an ambulance are rising as the stand-off between private ambulance services and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) continues unabated. Private ambulance operators are withholding services to press the RAF to pay outstanding amounts invoiced months ago. Struggling to deal with years of backlogs and fraud, the RAF recently

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  • Premier Makhura Promotes High-End Cannabis Factory

    Premier Makhura Promotes High-End Cannabis Factory

    Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Wednesday visited the cannabis CBD Full Spectrum factory in the Vaal, where he urged South African growers to build a sustainable industry. The factory houses various strains and medicinal purposes of the cannabis plants.  The facility, founded by CEO Prof De Beer is the first licensed and most advanced cannabis plant in

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  • Forced Jabs: Rights Body Agrees If State Says So

    Forced Jabs: Rights Body Agrees If State Says So

    The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday said while it encourages voluntary vaccination against Covid-19 it was not against forced jabs if ordered by the government. Medical scientists are united worldwide that the best defence against Covid-19, at the moment, is vaccination. The SAHRC said it “strongly supports” Covid-19 vaccination as its benefits

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  • Health Dept. Wants Millions Back From Digital Vibes

    Health Dept. Wants Millions Back From Digital Vibes

    The Department of Health at the Weekend revealed that it was taking legal action to recover the millions of rand paid to Digital Vibes, which was irregularly awarded a communication tender. The department made the revelation during an exchange with Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health. For its part, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health called on

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  • US Drug Maker Seeks Approval For New Covid Pill

    US Drug Maker Seeks Approval For New Covid Pill

    American multinational pharmaceutical company Merck and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics say they plan to seek “emergency authorisation” for their new antiviral pill to treat Covid-19. Merck, headquartered in Kenilworth in New Jersey, says a late-stage clinical trial showed the drug cut the risk of hospitalisation or death in half.  Describing the results as “remarkable”, Merck said

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  • Digital Vibes: Govt Comms Staffer Caught In Web

    Digital Vibes: Govt Comms Staffer Caught In Web

    A staffer at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has been implicated in the dodgy R141 million Digital Vibes tender. GCIS on Thursday said the Special Investigating Unit made a finding against a staff member in the Digital Vibes matter. “GCIS has set in motion a process to deal with the SIU findings,” said

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