Press Statements

General Press Statements - 2021

Media Advisory : Health Minister to join International Nurses Day commemoration in TshwaneDOWNLOAD
Media Advisory : Health Deputy Minister Dhlomo to lead a march against illegal & unsafe abortions 11 May 2022DOWNLOAD
Joint Media Statement : Health Minister on reopening of Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital`s Accident and Emergency Unit 09 May 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory : Health Minister to provide update on Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital 07 May 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Health Minster extends public comments period on health regulations 04 May 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Health Deputy Minister Dhlomo lends a helping hand in KZN Schools 28 April 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Cluster Media Briefing Statement for 28 April 2022.DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Virtual Briefing on Covid-19 and Vaccination Rollout Programme 29 April 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Health Minister to lead World Immunisation and Malaria Commemorative event 22 April 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Health Minister constitutes Team for KZN floods 19 April 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Media Statement on NDoH & US PEPFAR COP22 signing DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Government Encourages a Safe and Compliant Return to Play 08 April 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Vooma Vaccination Weekend 8 – 10 April 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: World Health Day Commemoration- Our Planet, Our Health 06 April 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Dr Joe Phaahla on the President`s address on the lifting of National State of Disaster 05 April 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: On expiry of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines 29 March 2022DOWNLOAD
Speaking notes by The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla 04 March 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Government announces changes on vaccination programme 21-02-2022DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Media Advisory Deputy Ministers visit the University of Zululand 21-02-2022DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Government Launches Younth Campaign 17 February 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Health Deputy Minister Dhlomo to lead a march against illegal & unsafe abortions 17 February 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day (ICCD) – 15 February 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Minister Phaahla sends condolences to family of Prof Mhlanga 07 February 2022DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Health Minister appoints COVID-19 Appeals Committee 04-02-2022DOWNLOAD
Minister of Health Dr. Joe Phaahla Speaking notes 04-02-2022DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Health Minister Phaahla visits Eastern Cape health facilities and vaccination sites 02 February 2022
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Media Statement: Health Department responds to comments on Vaccination and Women’s Health 24 January 2022
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Media Statement: Health Department urges people to report Vaccine side effects 12 January 2022

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Media Statement: Health Department records COVID-19 deaths backlog 06 January 2022

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Media Statement: Minister Phaahla welcomes over 1600 New Year’s Babies 01 January 2022

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Media Advisory: Health Minister to receive J&J booster shot 14 December 2021

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Minister's Speech Cuban graduation ceremony 09 December 2021

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Media Advisory: Health Minister to preside over graduation of 1 292 medical students

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Media Advisory: COVID-19 and Vaccination Rollout Update 02 December 2021

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Media Statement: Vooma Week declared in a big push for vaccinations before the festive break 02 December 2021

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Media Statement: Health Director General back to Work 30 November 2021

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Media Statement: Health Department adds antigen tests on the line list of Covid-19 statistics

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Media Statement: Health Deputy Minister commits to address youth concerns

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Remarks by Dr M J Phaahla, Minister of Health During Covid-19 Vaccination Roll-Out Programme Media Briefing, on 12 November 2021

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Media Statement: Health Department conducts investigation into possible food poisoning

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Media Statement: Next Vooma Vaccination Weekend 12-14 November 2021

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Media Advisory: Health Deputy Minister and Cancer Experts discuss joint efforts to address cancer burden 07 November 2021

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Media Statement: Health Minister Visits POP-UP Vaccination Sites in Limpopo

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Press Release: South African Medical Research Council and National Department of Health announce Sisonke 2 or the Sisonke boost study for health workers

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Remarks by Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla during COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-out Media Briefing 29 October 2021

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Remarks by Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla Friday 15 October 2021

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Media Statement: Access to Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates

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Media Statement: Health Deputy Minister Dhlomo calls for stronger vaccination partnerships with governmentDOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Health Deputy Minister Phaahla visits Limpopo vaccination sites DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Health Minister Phaahla visits Mpumalanga vaccination sites DOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Health Minister Phaahla visits Western Cape vaccination sitesDOWNLOAD
Media Advisory: Ministers of Health and Mineral Resources visit Gauteng Mining Vaccination SitesDOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Free Transport available for Senior Citizens to Vaccination Sites DOWNLOAD
210725 C19 President's MessageDOWNLOAD
Acting Health Minister to welcome delivery of US donated COVID-19 vaccinesDOWNLOAD
Minister Kubayi Press Briefing Speaking Notes 23 July 2021DOWNLOAD
Closing Remarks By Health Deputy Minister Dr Joe Phaahla Friday 23 July 2021DOWNLOAD
Ministerial Update 23 July 2021DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Impact of violent protests on Health servicesDOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Health Deputy Minister to visit Bronkhorspruit hospitalDOWNLOAD
Media Statement: The Department concludes allocation of medical graduatesDOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Health Department Welcomes SAHPRA ApprovalDOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Department commence allocation of medical graduates in batchesDOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Dr Lwazi Manzi to move to AU Commmission on COVID-19DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Placement of medical interns and community service Doctors 2021-22DOWNLOAD
Media Statement: South Africa Rollout of Covid-19 VaccineDOWNLOAD
Fact Sheet: Sisonke COVID-19 VaccineDOWNLOAD
Advisory: Participation Of South Africa In The Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) FacilityDOWNLOAD
Advisory: Covid-19: Vaccine StrategyDOWNLOAD
Interim Advisory: Key Considerations In The Selection Of Covid-19 Vaccine(S)DOWNLOAD
Advisory: Framework For Rational Allocation Of Covid-19 Vaccine In South AfricaDOWNLOAD
A Framework For Rational Covid-19 Vaccine Allocation In South Africa 15 December 2020DOWNLOAD

General Press Statements - 2020

Media Statement :SADC Malaria Day 6 November 2020 CommemorationDOWNLOAD
Media Advisory - Global Handwashing Day Commemoration WebinarDOWNLOAD
Media Advisory - Health Minister Holds Rotary Health Family Days WebinarDOWNLOAD
Media Statement: World Mental Health Day Commemoration – 10 OctoberDOWNLOAD
Media Release: Joint statement by the National Department of Health and the South African Bureau of StandardsDOWNLOAD
Media Invitation: World Environmental Health Day WebinarDOWNLOAD
Minister Mkhize's Intervention G20 Health and Finance Ministers Meeting 17 September 2020DOWNLOAD
Statement By President Cyril Ramaphosa On Progress In The National Effort To Contain The Covid-19 PandemicDOWNLOAD
Media Invitation - World Patient Safety Day Webinar 16 September 2020DOWNLOAD
Media release : On the threaten strike by funeral undertakers 13092020DOWNLOAD
Deputy Minister Phaahla to officiate Handover Ceremony of free standing Hand-washing stationsDOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Health Worker Safety is Paramount importance to the Department of HealthDOWNLOAD
Health Minister Mkhize COVID 19 Situational Update Press Briefing (5 August 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Statement - Minister of Health welcomes Nehawu reportDOWNLOAD
Media Statement: Employees Test PositiveDOWNLOAD
NDoH launches child health radio campaign seasonDOWNLOAD
Ministerial Tech Statement_ Case Management (30 June 2020)DOWNLOAD

Press Statements - November 2020

Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (11 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (10 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (9 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (8 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (7 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (6 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (5 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (4 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (3 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (2 November2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (1 November2020)DOWNLOAD

Press Statements - October 2020

Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (31 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (30 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (29 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (28 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (27 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (26 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (25 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (24 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (23 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (22 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (21 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (20 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (19 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (18 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (17 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (16 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (15 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (14 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (13 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (12 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (11 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (9 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (8 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (7 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (6 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (5 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (4 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (3 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (2 October 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (1 October 2020)DOWNLOAD

Press Statements - September 2020

Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (30 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (29 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (28 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (27 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (26 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (25 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (24 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (23 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (22 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (21 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (20 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (19 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (18 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (16 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (15 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (14 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (13 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (12 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (11 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (10 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (9 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (8 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (7 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (6 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (5 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (4 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (3 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (2 September 2020)DOWNLOAD
Media Release: Health Minister Mkhize COVID - 19 update (1 September 2020)DOWNLOAD

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