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Food and Drink Technology (fdt) Africa 2021 cancelled

Messe Muenchen South Africa has announced the cancellation of Food and Drink Technology (fdt) Africa 2021, which was due to take place from 2 to 4 November at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The decision was made after consultations with industry stakeholders, and comes amid ongoing bans and restrictions on international ... More

analytica Lab Africa 2021 cancelled

Messe Muenchen South Africa, organisers of analytica Lab Africa, have announced that this event - the only trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics in South Africa - has been cancelled. The decision was made after consultations with industry stakeholders, and comes amid ongoing bans and restrictions on ... More

Discovery extends weekend opening hours at its vaccination sites

4 months ago JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN - Discovery Health has extended the opening hours at its vaccination sites across the country this weekend to bolster government's vaccine rollout programme. South Africa's vaccination rollout plan has drawn heavy criticism for only administering doses on weekdays amid implementation delays, even as the ... More

Discovery opens its sixth COVID vaccination site in Midrand

The company on Friday said the site had the capacity to deliver 3,800 vaccinations per day to the 3.5 million residents within close proximity of Midrand. JOHANNESBURG - Discovery Health has opened its sixth COVID-19 vaccination at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The company on Friday said with the capacity to deliver ... More

Discovery launches new mass vaccination centre in Gauteng, as Sanlam and others open more sites

Discovery Health has opened a mass vaccination site at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Sanlam has set up vaccination sites in all three of SA's busiest metros. Polmed plans to vaccinate 20 000 SAPS members in three days. As South Africa races against time amid a wildly spreading third wave of Covid-19 infections, ... More

Angie Motshekga slams myths around vaccines after teachers refuse the jab

“I was told that in Soweto a health worker had said if you are vaccinated you won't bear children. Young people withdrew their names because they didn't want to be childless adults.  “Quite a number of myths have been going around about the vaccines, which we need to correct. Our teacher union leaders are assisting us with ... More

MEC Panyaza Lesufi welcomes teachers to new vaccination site

Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi visited the Discovery Health Midrand vaccination site at Gallagher Convention Centre on June 30 where teachers came in their numbers to get their jabs. Lesufi shared his gratitude towards the teachers and Discovery Health.   Annelaine Brits, deputy principal at Acardia Primary ... More

Samsung Staff And Spouses Vaccinated As Part Of Samsung’s Support Of Vaccine Roll Out Plan

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 06 August 2021 – In an effort to protect its staff from the dangers posed by the rapid spread of Covid-19 and the Delta variant, Samsung has facilitated the vaccination of its staff members and their families. On Monday, 2 August, eligible staff along with their spouses were invited to a group vaccination at ... More

South Africa: Deputy President to Address Human Resource Development Council Summit

Deputy President David Mabuza will address the fourth Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) Summit on Wednesday. The Deputy President will address the summit in his capacity as Chairperson of the HRDC. The HRDC is a national, multi-stakeholder advisory body established with the objective of improving the foundation of human resources in ... More

Mabuza encourages the growth of women and youth in the workspace

MIDRAND – Deputy President David Mabuza has stressed at that this years Human Resource Development Council of South Africa summit was a reminder of what still needed to be done to fully emancipate women and fulfil the aspirations of those who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956.   Deputy President David Mabuza stressed that more ... More