During the Bloomberg Invest Africa virtual conference Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said that SA has pledged R500-m towards the World Health Organisation’s Covax programme, which aims to provide equitable access to proven Covid-19 vaccines in middle- and lower-income countries.

Khadija Jamaloodien, the director of affordable medicines at the department of health, said that while SA had not yet signed the commitment agreement to participate in the Covax facility, it will do so once necessary administrative processes had been completed. Mboweni said he would make

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