Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Gains Momentum in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that he is encouraged that many South Africans see the need to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. "Vaccines are safe. They are our best protection against this disease and the national vaccination programme is our surest guarantee of a swift health and economic recovery," the president said.

This comes as the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF), in partnership with the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) and the National Department of Health, called on all journalists to get their Covid-19 vaccination.

As of August 2, 2021, a total of 2,456,184 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the country of which 72,191 proved fatal and 2,230,871 resulted in recovery, while 5,921,627 vaccination doses have been administered, according to


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