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The Home-Grown Tech That Helped South Africa Indentify the Omicron Variant

A proudly South African online software platform developed by Hyrax Biosciences, a company that spun out of the University of the Western Cape (UWC), has played a critical role in SA’s early detection of the Omicron variant of the...

Pfizer Vaccines Can Now Be Given to Children from 12 in South Africa

The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA), the country's health regulator, has officially approved the Pfizer 'Comirnaty' COVID-19 vaccine for children and teenagers from 12 years of age. South Africa has a large youth population group, with around 28% being...

Fitbits Capable of Detecting Lasting COVID-19 Health Effects

New research released on Wednesday is the latest to indicate that people infected with COVID-19 can continue to experience lingering effects of the illness after recovering and becoming uninfectious. This latest study, based on data collected from the Fitbits of...

South Africa Begins First COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The University of Witswatersrand has announced that South Africa's first COVID-19 vaccine trial is set to begin, with participants to be enrolled by the end of the week. "This is a landmark moment for South Africa and Africa at this...

SA Startup Making Waves with New COVID-19 Tracing Tech

A South African startup has launched a cheap approach to contact tracing in efforts to help with coronavirus measures. Contact tracing is a method of tracking used in countries like the United Kingdom, Singapore and South Korea to aid in...

COVID-19 Vaccine Backed by Bill and Melinda Gates Enters Human Trials

The world continues to reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus - a massive, spanning crisis that is meeting almost all aspects of our lives in some capacity. Economies stutter, businesses suffer, and human lives are lost. Amidst the...
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African Fintech Giant Ranked as Fastest-Growing

The world’s leading financial publication confirmed Moniepoint’s accolade in its annual “Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies” survey, released yesterday. It...
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