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Minister Lindiwe Zulu briefs media on social relief measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, 4 Aug

The Minister of Social Development,Lindiwe Zulu will on Wednesday,04 August 2021 brief members of the media on the social relief measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, 25 July 2021.Details of the media briefing are as follows:Date: Wednesday, 04 August 2021Time: 16h00Venue:Tshedimosetso House (GCIS), Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, 1035 Francis Baard Street, HatfieldMedia Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the South african government social media channels on the links below:Facebook: http://facebook.com/governmentZA Twitter: http://twitter.com/governmentZA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/governmentZA SABC will provide pool feed as follows:Satellite: Amos7 @ 4 WestDownlink: 12649.5 Mhz VSymbol Rate: 2.7 MSym/sModulation:8PSKVideo: HD H.264 @ 4.2.0Enquiries:Lumka OliphantCell:083 484 8067

aug 3 2021 12:48pm
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Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi and Deputy Minister Joe Phaahla brief media on COVID-19 and vaccination rollout plan, 30 Jul

The Acting Minister of Health, Ms Mammoloko Kubayi and Deputy Minister Dr. Joe Phaahla together with a panel of experts, will on Friday 30 July 2021 brief the media on governments efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and the national vaccination rollout programme.The details of the media briefing are as follows:Date: Friday, 30 July 2021Time: 07:30Platform: Zoom (Webinar ID: 943 6073 8001| Passcode: 112831) https://health-za.zoom.us/j/94360738001?pwd=dENuS3NCUytpaTc2VVJ6Rk15T1k5... Media Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on South african government social media channels on the links below: Facebook: http://facebook.com/governmentZA (link is external) Twitter: http://twitter.com/governmentZA (link is external) and http://twitter.com/GCISMedia (link is external) YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/governmentZA Media enquiries:Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-MokotaCell: 064 754 8426

jul 30 2021 11:29am
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Small Business Development and Trade, Industry and Competition brief media on business support measures, 29 Jul

The Ministers of Small Business Development and Trade, Industry and Competition will brief the media on business support measures. The briefing follows President Cyril Ramaphosa s address to the nation on Sunday, 25 July 2021.Details of the briefing are as follows:Date:Thursday, 29 July 2021Time: 16h00Venue: GCIS Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield in PretoriaMedia Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the South african government social media channels on the links below: Facebook: http://facebook.com/governmentZA Twitter: http://twitter.com/governmentZA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/governmentZA SABC will provide pool feed as follows:Satellite Amos7 @ 4 WestDownlink 12649.5 Mhz VSymbol Rate 2.7 MSym/sModulation 8PSKVideo HD H.264 @ 4.2.0Enquiries:Phumla WilliamsCell:083 5010 139

jul 29 2021 6:28pm
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Minister Thulas Nxesi briefs media on COVID-19 Alert Level 3 measures, 28 Jul

The Minister of Employment and Labour, T.W. Nxesi, will brief the media on COVID-19 Alert Level 3 measures in relation to the labour and employment sector. The briefing follows President Cyril Ramaphosas address to the nation on Sunday, 25 July 2021.Details of the briefing are as follows:Date:Wednesday, 28th July 2021Time:16h00Venue:GCIS Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield in PretoriaMedia Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the South african government social media channels on the links below:Facebook: http://facebook.com/governmentZA Twitter: http://twitter.com/governmentZA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/governmentZA SABC will provide pool feed as follows:Satellite:Amos7 @ 4 WestDownlink:12649.5 Mhz VSymbol Rate: 2.7 MSym/sModulation: 8PSKVideo:HD H.264 @ 4.2.0Enquiries: Sabelo Mali 082 729 5804

jul 28 2021 9:04pm
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Minister Angie Motshekga addresses media on state of readiness for reopening of schools, 24 Jul

Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, will hold a media briefing to provide an update on the state of readiness for the reopening of schools. Minister Motshekga will outline the basic education sectors response to the impact of COVID-19 on sector. Details of the media briefing are as follows:Date: Saturday, 24 July 2021Time: 10h00Venue: Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Frances Baard Street, Hatfield Media Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on South african government and Department of Basic Education social media channels on the links below: Facebook: http://facebook.com/governmentZA Twitter: http://twitter.com/governmentZA YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/governmentZA OrYouTube: https://youtube.com/user/DBESouthAfrica Twitter: http://twitter.com/DBE_SA Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/BasicEd

jul 23 2021 6:37pm
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Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni briefs media on interventions to rebuild the economy, 22 Jul

Members of the media are invited to a media briefing by the Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. The Minister will give an update on government interventions to rebuild the economy and address various issues following the violent protests that took placein some parts of South Africa.The details of the media briefing are as follows:Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021Time:16h30Venue:Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, PretoriaMedia Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the South african government social media channels on the links below:Facebook: http://facebook.com/governmentZA Twitter: http://twitter.com/governmentZA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/governmentZA Enquiries: Phumla Williams 083 501 0139

jul 23 2021 6:37pm
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Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi and Deputy Minister Joe Phaahla brief media on COVID-19 and vaccination rollout plan, 23 Jul

The Acting Minister of Health, Mmamoloko Kubayi and Deputy Minister Dr Joe Phaahla together with a panel of experts, will tomorrow hold a media briefing on the progress of governments efforts in the fight against COVID-19, including an update on the national vaccination rollout programme.The virtual media briefing will take place as follows:Date: Friday, 23 July 2021Time: 07:30Platform: Zoom (Webinar ID: 927 2980 6990 | Passcode: 543521)Link: https://health-za.zoom.us/j/92729806990?pwd=K1oyN2tLTDZ1d1EzenkzcWdMMkxl... Media Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on South african government social media channels on the links below: Facebook: http://facebook.com/governmentZA (link is external) Twitter: http://twitter.com/governmentZA (link is external) and http://twitter.com/GCISMedia (link is external) YouTube: http://youtube.com/user/governmentZA Media enquiries:Hlengiwe Nhlabathi-MokotaCell: 064 754 8426

jul 22 2021 6:23pm
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Minister Blade Nzimande outlines the post school education and training vaccination roll out plan, 23 Jul

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will brief the media on the COVID-19 vaccination roll out for the Post School Education and Training Sector (PSET).The Post School Education and Training sector comprise of public universities, TVET and Community Education and Training (CET) colleges, private institutions, skills learning sector, Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs), Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), National Skills Fund (NSF) with a range of skills development providers.HIGHER HEALTH has developed a comprehensive vaccination strategy for the post school education and training sector in alignment with the Department of Healths national vaccination rollout plan.HIGHER worked with all institutions in the sector to obtain data on staff per campus and their geographical locations across districts and sub-districts.This assisted the Department of Health to conduct a national mapping process, secure vaccinations, identify vaccination points, number of vaccinators, as well as the logistics and distribution of the vaccine to the service points.Details of the briefing are as follows:Date: Friday, 23 July 2021Time: 12h30-13h30Venue: GCIS Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield in PretoriaMedia Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the South african government social media channels on the links below:Facebook: http://facebook.com/governmentZA Twitter: http://twitter.com/governmentZA YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/governmentZA SABC will provide pool feed as follows:Satellite: Amos7 @ 4 WestDownlink: 12649.5 Mhz VSymbol Rate: 2.7 MSym/sModulation: 8PSKVideo: HD H.264 @ 4.2.0Enquiries: Ishmael Mnisi on 066 037 8859

jul 22 2021 4:25pm
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Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni briefs media on interventions to rebuild the economy, 21 Jul

Members of the media are invited to a media briefing by the Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. The Minister will give an update on government interventions to rebuild the economy and address various issues following the violent protests that took place in some parts of South Africa.The details of the media briefing are as follows:Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021Time: 16h30Venue: Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, PretoriaMedia Participation: Journalists may view the briefing via live streaming on the South african government social media channels on the links below: Facebook: http://facebook.com/governmentZA (link is external) Twitter: http://twitter.com/governmentZA (link is external) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/governmentZA (link is external) Enquiries: Phumla Williams 083 501 0139

jul 22 2021 9:55am
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President welcomes Biovac-Pfizer deal

The african Union Champion on COVID-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has welcomed the announcement that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced in Cape Town by the Biovac Institute. In a statement on Wednesday, the President welcomed the announcement of a collaboration between South Africas Biovac Institute and the global pharmaceutical producer Pfizer as a "breakthrough in the protection of african nations against COVID-19". Todays agreement will contribute significantly to health security and sustainability on our continent, which currently has the least access to vaccination in the world, President Ramaphosa said. Biovac is a vaccine producer and public-private partnership between the South african government and the private pharmaceutical sector. In terms of todays announcement, Biovac has been appointed to manufacture the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for distribution within Africa, making it the first company on the continent to produce a mRNA-based vaccine. Biovac will immediately embark on technological transfer activities that include on-site development and equipment installation for the production of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccines, the Presidency said. Biovac expects the facility will be brought into the Pfizer-BioNtech supply chain by the end of 2021. Biovac will obtain drug substance from BioNTechs facilities in Germany. At full operational capacity, the annual COVID vaccine production will aim for 100 million finished doses annually. All doses will exclusively be distributed within the 55 african Union member states. Biovacs expansion in production and acquisition of specialised equipment related to mRNA technology entails an investment of shared cost of R200 million in the coming six months, the Presidency said. President Ramaphosa said the partnership between Biovac and Pfizer is a breakthrough in the efforts to overcome global vaccine inequity. The protection of africans is a necessary and critical contribution to the protection of humanity as a whole. This partnership demonstrates what we can achieve when the state sector and the private sector craft a shared vision and pool resources for the greater good of society. This collaboration recognises the talent and technology that exists on our continent that can be harnessed in our irreversible march of sustainable and inclusive development, the President said. He urged people throughout the continent to play their part by making themselves available to be vaccinated. The more we roll up our sleeves to receive our jabs, the safer we will be as individuals, families and communities. The safer we are, the more secure our future as a continent on the rise will be, the President said. african Union Special Envoy on COVID-19 and member of the african Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, Strive Masiyiwa, joined the President in welcoming the Biovac-Pfizer initiative. The only way to guarantee Africas access to vaccines now and in the future is through this type of strategic manufacturing partnerships, which we welcome greatly, Masiyiwa said

jul 22 2021 9:55am