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South Africa: Software Company Announces Vaccine Verifier

Identification verification software leader, ATG Digital, has announced a new tool for employers and public establishments to verify visitors’ vaccine status at access control points. Vaccine mandates are hot on everyone’s lips this season, but before the first fourth-wave headline,...

5 Easy Steps to Get Your Digital Vaccine Certificate in SA

South Africa's official digital vaccine certificate website went live last week, and while the site took off shakily, it is now fully operational. That means that fully vaccinated South Africans can now use the website to obtain their digital vaccine...

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Neutralises COVID-19 Delta, According to Company

Johnson & Johnson has said that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine neutralises "the fast-spreading COVID-19 Delta variant" that is currently wreaking havoc in South Africa. The company has also said that the vaccine provides broad, durable protection against infection from...

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...

HIV-Fighting Strategy Could Help Against COVID-19

While vaccines for the world-stopping coronavirus could be months, or even years away - there are some researchers who are looking to see if they can stop people who are at high risk of getting sick in the first...

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...

A Coronavirus Vaccine is being Tested on Humans, but when will it be Ready?

Around the world, about 35 companies and institutions are racing to craft the much-needed vaccine for COVID-19, and The Guardian reports, that at least four of them have candidates ready for human trials. At the forefront of these candidates is...

IBM Supercomputer Identifies 77 Compounds That Could Fight Coronavirus

The Summit supercomputer, the fastest supercomputer on Earth, has more computing power than any other non-distributed system. Earlier this month, the US Department and Energy announced that it will turn the system's enormous computing power towards the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

How Advancements in Biotech Help Fight the Coronavirus

Due to advancements in genetic technology, fighting the coronavirus now is much easier, faster and cheaper than it would be a few years ago. Only two weeks after the virus was reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO), scientists were...

The fight against vaccine misinformation is on

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate has been somewhat of a controversial topic in recent years. An anti-vaccination or "anti-vax" rhetoric has been slowly gaining traction across the globe and is leading to outbreaks of easily preventable diseases. Something...
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Can AI Unlock New Opportunities for South Africa’s Society?

In the heart of our country, a quiet revolution is underway. This revolution, marked not by upheaval but by...
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