Department of Health


Fri, 26/11/2021 - 14:30

South Africa has been one cautious country when it comes to Covid-19 new variants and acted with utmost urgency to put protective protocols in place.  The Department of Health has moved from predictions to new developments that might get every Southern African country worried.

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 13:47

There are many misconceptions and confusion around the reasons for heightened child pregnancy in South Africa. Experts in the field seek to examine the real reasons for teenage pregnancy in schools and communities.

Wed, 20/10/2021 - 11:49

Since the administering of Covid-19 vaccines started in South Africa, people have been told that they have a choice, and the process is voluntary. However, experts have advised for people to get vaccinated as this could help boost herd immunity. 

Fri, 08/10/2021 - 13:34

South Africans travelling to the United Kindom (UK) have been met with travel ban restrictions due to Covid-19 concerns. President Cyril Ramaphosa was subsequently advised to speak to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to remove the country from its red list and new developments have emerged since then. 

Wed, 06/10/2021 - 13:10

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his last Covid-19 address, said further information would still be provided on how vaccine passports can be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events. New developments have since emerged regarding the issue of vaccine certificates. 

Thu, 30/09/2021 - 13:59

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently published the much-anticipated Special Investigating Unit's report into the Digital Vibes scandal. The report revealed, among other things, that former health minister Zweli Mkhize lied to the nation about his involvement in the tender process.

Thu, 23/09/2021 - 16:21

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has once again made a finding on the former Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize. The SIU has found that over R1 million on the Digital Vibes account was spent on shopping and home upgrades. 

Tue, 21/09/2021 - 08:58

Teenage pregnancy continues to be a prevalent issue in South African, particularly with the latest statistical data showing a sharp rise in the rate of teenage pregnancies in some parts of South Africa. Research experts discuss what this reveals about South Africa's social ills.

Fri, 20/08/2021 - 10:20

A doctor from Eastern Cape is causing a stir for all the right reasons. Not only is he promoting COVID-19 vaccines, but he has also been getting loads of attention for a pic he posted on social media when he got his jab.


Thu, 19/08/2021 - 13:17

Great news! People between the ages of 18 and 34 no longer have to wait as vaccines for them will open tomorrow. This comes as the country sees less people showing up to get vaccinated.

Tue, 17/08/2021 - 14:25

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he is concerned about a report that more than 23,000 teenage pregnancies were reported in Gauteng between April last year and March 2021.

Mon, 16/08/2021 - 11:33

The new Health Minister, Joe Phaahla, has expressed his disappointment about the country’s vaccination slow pace and low turnout at vaccination centres. The Minister also said that vaccine registrations for the over 18 age group might open earlier than expected.

Wed, 04/08/2021 - 11:07

Homeless people are at risk of being left behind in the Covid-19 vaccination drive if they do not have identity documents. So far, the country has administered near to 8 million doses.

Thu, 29/07/2021 - 13:05

South Africa will receive a donation of Pfizer vaccines on Saturday from the United States of America (USA). The Department of Health has confirmed the arrival of the vaccines this week. Read further for more details.

Sun, 04/07/2021 - 12:31

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has completed its report on the Health Department's R150 million contract with Digital Vibes, a company allegedly connected to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize's associates. 

Thu, 24/06/2021 - 15:05

Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde announced the launch of a mass Vaccination Centre of Hope at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in partnership with Discovery Health. The vaccination centre will go live in July and run for six months.

Thu, 24/06/2021 - 08:00

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has been granted a preservation order, by the Special Tribunal to freeze approximately R22 million held in bank and investment accounts linked to Digital Vibes and individuals linked to the company.

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 09:03

The Pretoria News Editor, Piet Rampedi, has penned an apology to his colleagues for the public scrutiny and reputational damage suffered by Independent Media after his newspaper published the "Tembisa 10" story.