South African Medical Association STATEMENT ON CRIMINALISATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the criminalisation of medical practice does not prevent human error, and that a transparent, fair, and consistently applied process must be used feel either unsafe or that the potential for a possible adverse outcome may constitute an unavoidable…

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SAMA notes that the South African Government did not pay the COVAX fee

The COVAX initiative is one of three potential strategies to access vaccines. The South African Medical Association (SAMA) urges the National Department of Health (NDoH) to urgently explore all options to ensure that health care workers and those most at risk of severe outcomes from…

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Appointment of Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi as new MEC for Health

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) welcomes the appointment of Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi as the new MEC for Health in Gauteng, and that it will provide any support it can to make her tenure successful. Dr Mokgethi was announced as the new MEC after a…

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WITHDRAWAL OF SCREENING BY PORT HEALTH SERVICES AT DOMESTIC DEPARTURE

Port Health Services has been conducting screening at domestic departures following the reopening of domestic travel at the international airports. Domestic travel resumed when the country entered alert level 3 of the current COVID-19 pandemic. To date the country has entered alert level 1 of…

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Firearm licence backlog resulting from Covid-19

Central Firearm Registry (CFR) is working tirelessly to address firearm licence backlog resulting from Covid-19 Pretoria: 27 August 2020 - The South African Police Service management wants to reassure firearm licence applicants that the CFR is attending to licencing backlogs which resulted from the Covid-19…

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TENNIS SA AND BNP PARIBAS RE-COMMIT TO LOCAL TENNIS DEVELOPMENT BY ADAPTING TO COVID-19 HURDLES

Tennis SA launches third edition of BNP Paribas Coaches Mentorship Programme Pretoria, South Africa, 08 June 2020 - Tennis South Africa (TSA) and BNP Paribas today announced the continued sponsorship of the third annual BNP Paribas Coaches Mentorship Programme, which aims to widen the diversity…

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Update on Positive Cases at Mponeng Mine

AngloGold Ashanti confirms that, following the detection of its first positive COVID-19 case at its Mponeng Mine last week, a comprehensive screening, contact tracing and testing programme has revealed several cases at the site in Merafong, in Gauteng Province. AngloGold Ashanti conducted 650 tests since…

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Smithsonian Science Education Center With Support of the World Health Organization Launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth

The Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)—a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine—has developed “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?,” a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17.…

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Korrupsie-epidemie in Suid-Afrika moet nou beveg word

Skokkende bewerings van wydverspreide korrupsie onder die dekmantel van die COVID-19-pandemie kom toenemend onder die aandag van die VF Plus en die party is bekommerd oor die stroping van die rampfonds en die staatskoffers wat in die afsienbare toekoms ʼn groter krisis kan raak as…

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