South Africa: U.S. Vaccine Project to Boost Western Cape Economy

western cape economy to be boosted by vaccine

A new public private partnership between the South African government and the Biologicals and Vaccines Institute of Southern Africa (Biovac) to manufacture life-saving vaccines for children will give a welcome boost to the Western Cape economy. Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor announced that US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Biovac have reached an agreement … Read more

Some universities remain closed


President Jacob Zuma’s “no university fee increase for 2016” announcement appears to have divided some universities about whether to resume classes. Wits University will remain closed on Monday. All academic activities were also suspended at the University of Pretoria, the institution announced on Facebook on Monday afternnoon. The university had earlier said that it would … Read more