In The News

October 2021

World Mental Health Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone have been particularly affected.

27 September 2021

South Africa’s third wave of Covid-19 is over

South Africa’s third wave of Covid-19 is over – with level 1 lockdown expected soon

September 2021

World failing to address dementia challenge

Only a quarter of countries worldwide have a national policy, strategy or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families

10 September 2021

Government to introduce new digital Covid-19 certificate for South Africa – what you should know

The government has commenced with the development of a digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate which will confirm that a person has been vaccinated in South Africa, says health minister Dr Joe Phaahla.

17 September 2021

World Alzheimer's Day

Early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

News24's Covid19 dashboard

News24's Covid19 dashboard: Track the spread, recovery and mortality statistics here.

13 September 2021

South Africa moves to Adjusted Alert Level 2 as president pleads with nation to get the vaccine

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday night announced that South Africa was moving to Adjusted Alert Level 2 of lockdown regulations, allowing for a number of restrictions on movement, gathering and alcohol sales to be lifted.

12 September 2021


The use of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 has been approved for children 12 years and older.

30 August 2021

South African scientists monitoring new coronavirus variant

South African scientists have detected a new coronavirus variant with multiple mutations but are yet to establish whether it is more contagious or able to overcome the immunity provided by vaccines or prior infection, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said.

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