Zweli Mkhize

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Zweli Mkhize said : "We have never been here before," "These are serious challenges and we take them very seriously," External link

businessday Monday, June 14, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "in the way government and ANC leaders conduct themselves. Care needs to be taken to ensure we are not faced with the same problems again in the future" External link

businessday Monday, June 14, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The plans to digitise procurement processes have been included on the departmental strategic plan, and processes are underway to engage the [State Information technology Agency] for assistance,” External link

citizen Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “No cost of corruption incurred in the past five financial years. No contract was cancelled due to irregularities and/or corruption in the past five years” External link

citizen Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The plans to digitise procurement processes have been included on the departmental strategic plan, and processes are underway to engage the [State Information technology Agency] for assistance," External link

news24 Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “My visit here was to look at what else we can do because fundamentally, the Northern Cape has a scarcity of resources, under-funding human resources, and infrastructure. There are also long distances between the various centres and the population is very dispersed,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “My visit here was to look at what else we can do because fundamentally, the Northern Cape has a scarcity of resources, under-funding human resources, and infrastructure. There are also long distances between the various centres and the population is very dispersed,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The negative discourse has not only had an impact on me, but it is also an impact on my family, but most of all, also it has tainted the teamwork of our government that is led by President Ramaphosa, in our continued efforts to fight COVID-19,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I fully acknowledge and take personal responsibility for the public outrage that has been caused by this Digital Vibes contract" "The negative discourse has tainted the teamwork of our government that is led by the president in our continued efforts to fight COVID-19. For all of this I want to unreservedly apologise," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are very desperate to get those vaccines; we need them yesterday. It will make a big difference because two-thirds of the people who need to be vaccinated are awaiting for the J&J vaccine,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The vaccines are there. They have been waiting for the past month and a half, but it is not the manufacturer that authorises the use, it is the regulator. We must allow the regulator to deal with the issue. We had a meeting with Sahpra and J&J and that is when we decided that a meeting must be held with the FDA and Sahpra because they are the regulators,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We need our regulator to say we can use it… The regulator must… [discuss] with the FDA and European Medical Agency, [it must analyse] the reports and [be] comfortable with the fact that [the vaccine] can be used…” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I fully acknowledge and take personal responsibility for the public outrage that has been caused by this Digital Vibes contract" "The negative discourse has ... tainted the team work of our government that is led by the president in our continued efforts to fight COVID-19. ... For all of this I want to unreservedly apologise," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:59:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I have made sure the President is fully briefed on everything and at any one time if there is an issue that needs to be discussed I am always available,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize responded : “For now we should not pre-empt issues, the SIU report is still on its way, it has not come” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The cumulative total tests conducted to date is 11 899 793, with 23 199 new tests recorded since the last report," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The minister remains committed to cooperating with the investigation process as it proceeds, and will ensure that the department continues to do its work in rolling out the vaccination programme and puts the necessary measures in place to mitigate the risk of the third wave,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "It is, therefore, disingenuous to allege that this is linked to any political contestation," External link

news24 Monday, June 7, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Our recoveries now stand at 1 570 975, representing a recovery rate of 93,2%,” External link

iol Friday, June 4, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This is provided that the supply of vaccines flows as anticipated. By the end of June, we expect to have received 4.5 million doses of Pfizer and two million doses from Johnson & Johnson," External link

iol Friday, June 4, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We will be monitoring this increase in positivity rate to see if it sustains and meanwhile urge all citizens to remain vigilant and adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions, even if vaccinated," External link

news24 Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “We will continue to ramp up daily vaccinations, working together with the private sector, towards attaining the targets we have committed to as government,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explained : “Provinces are continuing with their mortality audits and some dates have been back-captured from previous months,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will continue to ramp up daily vaccinations, working together with the private sector, towards attaining the targets we have committed to as government,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I wish to thank all those involved in the vaccination campaign, from the director-general of health to each and every vaccinator continuing to battle it out for the nation on the frontline," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize wrote : “That bakkie ur talking about ask Mapholoba about his gift from T [Tahera Mather],” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “My dealings with her are not business they are just fun and leisure. I promised her I’ll keep this a secret coz she always says she’s scared of comrade Khabazela [Zweli Mkhize]. Now this thing is messing up my life coz now T [Mather] does not respond to me cos u guys are chasing her,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will continue to ramp up daily vaccinations, working together with the private sector, towards attaining the targets we have committed to as government,” External link

iol Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Monday, May 31, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I also do not regard any of these individuals whose names have been mentioned publicly as personal friends. They are certainly my comrades, I have worked with them in the ordinary course of my political or official duties, and this is not unusual,” “As a minister, my obligation is to declare any conflict of interest when it arises and, in this instance, I had not identified any conflict of interest” External link

citizen Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I also do not regard any of these individuals whose names have been mentioned publicly as personal friends. They are certainly my comrades, I have worked with them in the ordinary course of my political or official duties, and this is not unusual," "As a minister, my obligation is to declare any conflict of interest when it arises and, in this instance, I had not identified any conflict of interest" External link

news24 Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Let me categorically state that I have not personally benefited from this contract,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 28, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize stated : “All matters that have related to the upkeep, maintenance etc were always reported to me. Just like any household we have attended to a few minor maintenance, electrical or plumbing issues over the years, but I have never requested Digital Vibes or any of its representatives to make a single payment towards such upkeep,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 28, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I am now taken aback that there were contractors who were paid by third parties without my knowledge,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 28, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “From the outset, I wish to publicly state that the outrage, anger, questions, comments, expression of disappointment and disgust by members of the public with what has been reported in the media regarding this Digital Vibes contract is well justified,” External link

iol Friday, May 28, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Friday, May 28, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Friday, May 28, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight (On Wednesday) is 282 135. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Total individuals vaccinated; Sisonke and Pfizer first dose is 761 903,” External link

the-star Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about National Health ) : “This deviation was supported by National Treasury on a letter dated 24 June, 2020 in terms of emergency procurement,” External link

iol Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The investigators have found that an amount of some R37m paid to Digital Vibes constitutes fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” External link

iol Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I worked with many of these comrades at the time in the fulfilment of my role as the TG. I must also clarify that, when we contested ANC leadership positions for our national conference in 2017,” “I do not regard any of these individuals whose names have been mentioned publicly, as personal friends. They are certainly my comrades, I have worked with them in the ordinary course of my political or official duties and this is not unusual” External link

citizen Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The irregularity findings range from the inconsistencies in the bid committee's to lack of disclosure of conflict of interest," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "From the outset, I wish to publicly state that the outrage, anger, questions, comments, expression of disappointment and disgust by members of the public with what has been reported in the media regarding this Digital Vibes contract is well justified," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have been legally advised that we cannot fully disclose the details of the report at this stage or the plan of action that is already under way. Detailed public disclosure may jeopardise remedial action that is being undertaken," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "As our practice as ministers, we do not sign any submission that has not met these requirements. This guides our case, and draws a clear line between administrative and procurement processes of the department and the role of the minister as the executing authority," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This investigation is still ongoing through a flow of funds analysis that is being conducted. It is through this flow analysis that we will also confirm that the department was overcharged for services provided by Digital Vibes and quantified," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will be calling up the meeting of the Health Council to set up targets so that the number of vaccinated individuals must be increased,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will therefore be guided once [the SIU’s] findings and outcomes are made available,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The process of appointing Digital Vibes was irregular. The irregularity findings range from the inconsistencies in the bid committees, to lack of disclosure of conflict of interest,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “in respect of Covid-19 related communications work that was performed by Digital Vibes the investigators noted that the service provider received requests for work from NDoH prior to their contract being expanded to include Covid-19 communication” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The irregularity findings range from the inconsistencies in the bid committee’s to lack of disclosure of conflict of interest,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “From the outset, I wish to publicly state that the outrage, anger, questions, comments, expression of disappointment and disgust by members of the public with what has been reported in the media regarding this Digital Vibes contract is well justified,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Of the total tests performed in the past 24 hours, 52% (14 656) are from the public-sector and the other 48% (13 370) are from the private-sector,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Northern Cape reported 19 deaths. These include 15 in May 2021 and 4 in April 2021. The province is continuing with COVID-19 mortality audit,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The investigators therefore concluded that any amount which was paid to Digital Vibes for any work done in relation to Covid-19 communication prior to the approval of the expansion to include Covid-19 work was irregular as the expenditure was incurred in contravention of treasury regulations,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The investigators have found that an amount of some R37m paid to Digital Vibes constitutes fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The appointment of Digital Vibes was irregular and the total of R150m that was paid Digital Vibes during the period of January 2020 and January 2021 was irregular expenditure,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Director General ) : “From the outset, I wish to publicly state that the outrage, anger, questions, comments, expression of disappointment and disgust by members of the public with what has been reported in the media regarding this Digital Vibes contract is well justified. It is the very same red flags that were highlighted by the Auditor General in December that made me request the Director General to not just hand over this investigation to internal audit but to urgently appoint a firm of investigators who would have the necessary capacity and independence to scrutinise all the documents related to this contract,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “process of instituting disciplinary action against all implicated individuals is also under way,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations. As we indicated the teams undertook data verification processes over the weekend in preparation for the finalization of a public facing live dashboard. The number reflected today is a result of this process, which removed duplications and vaccinations assigned incorrectly to Sisonke,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 480 665. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations. The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 167 318. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, May 24, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Monday, May 24, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize told : “As you know, generally, ministers don’t get involved in procurement processes, and in this case I did not participate in the contracting process,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 24, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “These vaccinations (healthcare workers) were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations, Mkhize said. The total vaccinated in Phase Two (Over 60s) as at 6.30pm Friday was 161 717. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine,” External link

the-star Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 22, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have said that we are ultimately targeting to use over 3 300 sites by the end of September. We want to have wrapped up our vaccination to all the 250 000 people per day. With the second phase, we are looking at 16 million people to be vaccinated in this process. We’ll be doing the first and second phase. We want our people to be very patient,” External link

iol Saturday, May 22, 2021 11:01:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “People are getting used to this. Every vial holds enough vaccine to vaccinate six people. We want to ramp up vaccinations to more than 20 000 a day,” External link

mg Friday, May 21, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “a large number of vaccinations were captured on paper” External link

mg Friday, May 21, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "Today, 61 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 7, Free State 2, Gauteng 17, KwaZulu-Natal 4, Limpopo 19, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 12 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 55,568 deaths" External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 21, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at 17.10 today is 116 741. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Today, 177 sites were operational: 155 public sector sites and 22 private sector sites," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 21, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 528 868, representing a recovery rate of 94.2%,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Provinces are back capturing data as far back as December 2020 as part of their Covid-19 mortality audits,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize concluded : “The total vaccinated in phase two as at 5.10pm on Wednesday is 77,505. These vaccinations were with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We might want to delay the second dose by up to three months… if that happens, don’t feel aggrieved. We want to reach as many people as possible and then build up the immunity” “We have said that we are targeting ultimately to use over 3 300 sites by the end of September. We want to have wrapped up our vaccination to all the 250 000 people per day. With the second phase, we are looking at 16 million people to be vaccinated in this process. We’ll be doing the first and second phase. We want our people to be very patient,” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479,768. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although most of the sites were able to proceed, a larger number of vaccinations were captured on paper and numbers are still being reconciled,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explained : “Free State and Gauteng provinces have been back-capturing deaths over April and May as part of their auditing processes,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “These vaccinations were with the first dose of [the] Pfizer vaccine,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The total vaccinated in phase two to date is 39,371. These vaccinations were with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "A number of sector leaders aged 60 years and above came forward to be vaccinated publicly. We express our heartfelt gratitude for their patriotism and leadership as we know that this will assist us to build confidence in the vaccines and in the vaccination process. We continue to encourage health care workers, including traditional healers, and citizens 60 years and above to register and attend when they have been invited," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We know that everyone has been very anxious to know what will happen and how we will start to vaccinate our most vulnerable citizens and then move onto vaccinating the general population,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "In Bloemfontein they had to close down the site. We hope alternatives will be worked on so we can continue to vaccinate people despite the disruptions," External link

news24 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "Apart from that, when we announce the site where the vaccination will take place, they can go there and just walk in and be registered on entry and they will be vaccinated" External link

news24 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although most of the sites were able to proceed, a large number of vaccinations were captured on paper and the numbers are still being reconciliated. In addition the numbers vaccinated at old age homes still need to be captured. We will therefore allow for this reconciliation over the course of the next 24 hours and will announce the numbers vaccinated in phase two as from tomorrow (Tuesday). In due course we will launch a public facing dashboard that will publish the numbers near real time,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We express our heartfelt gratitude for their patriotism and leadership as we know that this will assist us to build confidence in the vaccines and in the vaccination process. We continue to encourage health care workers, including traditional healers, and citizens 60 years and above to register and attend when they have been invited,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Phase two vaccination rollout proceeded reasonably well today (Monday), notwithstanding some challenges experienced in the respective provinces, of which loadshedding and violent protests in the Free State were the most impactful," External link

news24 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “We recommend that as many people as possible register beforehand. For tomorrow we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins, however we will, going forward, be able to do so. The programme has been designed to avoid long queues. This is why it is important that as many people as possible register beforehand, and follow the instructions which they receive by SMS,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will continue to vaccinate healthcare workers and complete the targeted 1.2 million by the end of the week. We will also begin to vaccinate citizens 60 years and older, who are the most vulnerable for becoming ill or dying of Covid-19” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “50 000 citizens documented in old age homes will be completed by the end of May” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although most of the sites were able to proceed, a larger number of vaccinations were captured on paper and numbers are still being reconciled,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “By the end of June, we expect to have received 4.5 million doses of Pfizer and 2 million doses from Johnson & Johnson,” External link

laht Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson" External link

noticias-r7 Monday, May 17, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although most of the sites were able to proceed, a large number of vaccinations were captured on paper and the numbers are still being reconciliated. In addition the numbers vaccinated at old age homes still need to be captured. We will therefore allow for this reconciliation over the course of the next 24 hours and will announce the numbers vaccinated in phase two as from tomorrow (Tuesday). In due course we will launch a public facing dashboard that will publish the numbers near real time,” External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We express our heartfelt gratitude for their patriotism and leadership as we know that this will assist us to build confidence in the vaccines and in the vaccination process. We continue to encourage health care workers, including traditional healers, and citizens 60 years and above to register and attend when they have been invited,” External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated," External link

omanobserver-om Monday, May 17, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 17, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated," External link

modernghana Monday, May 17, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The vaccine will protect you from getting severe COVID disease or dying from COVID. However, no vaccine works 100% and we also still do not know whether vaccination prevents transmission of the virus," "It is therefore still important to follow the standard COVID-19 safety precautions to protect yourself and those around you" External link

startribune Monday, May 17, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The vaccine will protect you from getting severe COVID disease or dying from COVID. However, no vaccine works 100% and we also still do not know whether vaccination prevents transmission of the virus,” “It is therefore still important to follow the standard COVID-19 safety precautions to protect yourself and those around you” External link

news4jax Monday, May 17, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson" External link

odia Monday, May 17, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : “Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson” External link

istoe Monday, May 17, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson" External link

jconline Monday, May 17, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated," External link

modernghana Monday, May 17, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The vaccine will protect you from getting severe COVID disease or dying from COVID. However, no vaccine works 100% and we also still do not know whether vaccination prevents transmission of the virus," "It is therefore still important to follow the standard COVID-19 safety precautions to protect yourself and those around you" External link

startribune Monday, May 17, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “By the end of June we expect to have received 4.5 million doses of Pfizer and two million doses from Johnson & Johnson,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 17, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated," External link

afp-en Monday, May 17, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson" External link

uol Monday, May 17, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I'm glad that the system that has been put in place is working. I'm quite happy with how the registration is going. This marks the beginning of the mass rollout of the vaccination,” External link

the-star Monday, May 17, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "By the end of June we expect to have received 4.5 million doses of Pfizer and two million doses from Johnson & Johnson," External link

afp-en Monday, May 17, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We recommend that as many people as possible register beforehand,” External link

sanews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The vaccine will protect you from getting severe Covid-19 disease or dying from Covid-19. However, no vaccine works 100% and we also still do not know whether vaccination prevents transmission of the coronavirus,” “It is therefore still important to follow the standard Covid-19 safety precautions to protect yourself and those around you,” External link

businessday Monday, May 17, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Many people have mild symptoms after vaccination. These include flu-like symptoms like mild fever, headache and tiredness, as well as redness, swelling and pain at the injection site,” “These generally disappear within one or two days and can be managed at home with rest and paracetamol,” External link

businessday Monday, May 17, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “These (remaining) doses will not be used for Phase 2 or Phase 3, but they will be used by the Medical Research Council to conduct some important studies and programmes that will help us to understand how vaccines work for population groups such as people living with HIV, and pregnant and lactating mothers,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 17, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We want to scale this up to just over 200 by the end of the week,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 17, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “To date, over 1.22 million senior citizens have registered,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 17, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "These (remaining) doses will not be used for Phase 2 or Phase 3, but they will be used by the Medical Research Council to conduct some important studies and programmes that will help us to understand how vaccines work for population groups such as people living with HIV, and pregnant and lactating mothers," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 17, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We want to scale this up to just over 200 by the end of the week," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 17, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Tomorrow (Monday) phase two will start as planned with Pfizer vaccines at 87 sites across the country- 83 in the public sector and 4 in the private sector,” External link

citizen Monday, May 17, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The J&J vaccine is still awaiting release from the Food and Drug Administration of America and we are constantly being updated by the J&J global head office on progress in this regard. We hope to get finality this week,” External link

citizen Monday, May 17, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 524 352 representing a recovery rate of 94,4%. The number of tests conducted to date is 11 115 048. Of these 27 543 tests were conducted since the last report," External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Tomorrow, phase two will start as planned with Pfizer vaccines at 87 sites across the country, 83 in the public sector and four in the private sector," External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The reality is that as numbers rise, we have to increase restrictions and when they go down, we ease them. We are going to recommend more focus on the size of gatherings,” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We must ensure that there is a strong response to this,” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 522 165, representing a recovery rate of 94,6%. The number of tests conducted to date is 11 052 993. Of these 41 994 tests were conducted since the last report. The number of vaccinations completed under the Sisonke Protocol stands at 474 318," External link

the-star Friday, May 14, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “The reality is that when the numbers start rising we will have to increase the restrictions and when they go down, we ease them,” External link

iol Friday, May 14, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The number of tests conducted to date is 11,010,999. Of these 42,073 tests were conducted since the last report. The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1,520,878, representing a recovery rate of 94.7 percent," External link

iol Friday, May 14, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Kindly note that the COVID-19 positive cases are rising rapidly. For all intents and purposes, we are in third-wave even if not fitting in technical definition. The numbers will no longer go down other than if we start intensive containment measures” External link

herald Friday, May 14, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “For all intents and purposes, we are in the third wave even if it is not fitting a technical definition . The numbers will no longer go down unless we start intensive containment measures,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Friday, May 14, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Friday, May 14, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “By Monday, when we start [Phase 2], we will have just about one million Pfizer vaccines,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 14, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The number of tests conducted to date is 11 010 999. Of these 42 073 tests were conducted since the last report. The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 520 878, representing a recovery rate of 94,7%," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about National Health ) : “In the Medium Term Expenditure Framework period R7.5 billion has been allocated to the NHI unit, to strengthen the system and contract service providers. Dr Nicholas Crisp has been appointed as the deputy -grector General of NHI, bringing a wealth of experience and passion into the portfolio,” “Tremendous progress has been made in Health Patient Registration System (HPRS) with 57 million individuals registered in 3111 public health facilities. The NHI fund will be set up as soon as the NHI Bill is passed” External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The impact of Covid-19 has emphasised the necessity of investing in long-term resilience and sustainability of health systems to enable us to better respond to future health emergencies and crises,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We want to assure South Africans that we have not yet hit the third wave. However, we are at risk and we hence need to be on heightened vigilance as a country,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : ”We are at risk and we hence need to be on heightened vigilance as a country,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Cumulatively, 56 059 HCW have tested positive, of these 14.35% (7 839/56 059) required admission, 6 881 (87.78%) have been discharged, and 83 currently admitted,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “For all intents and purposes, we are in the third wave even if it is not fitting a technical definition . The numbers will no longer go down other than if we start intensive containment measures,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 519 734, representing a recovery rate of 95%,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are at risk and we hence need to be on heightened vigilance as a country," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "To counter these we are working closely with our genomic sequencing team to ensure that we are able to pick up the new variants earlier. For NPIs we are continuously communicating with communities to adhere to NPIs," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The 14-days comparisons also showed that the cases increased from 17 017 in the preceding 14 days to 21 124 cases in the last 14 days, an overall 24% increase. All provinces showed a positive percentage increase with Northern Cape showing a 68% increase in the last seven days followed by Gauteng at 63%, Limpopo at 47%, North West at 42% and Western Cape at 39%," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explained ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "However, the 14-days comparison showed the deaths decreased by 28 93% to 587 in the last 14 days compared to 826 in the preceding 14 days. The cumulative case fatality ratio is 3.43% (54 735/1 596 595). Eastern Cape (21%), Gauteng (20%), KwaZulu-Natal (19%) and Western Cape (21%) account for 81% of all reported deaths," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Cumulatively, 56 059 HCW have tested positive, of these 14.35% (7 839/56 059) required admission, 6 881 (87.78%) have been discharged, and 83 currently admitted," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are at risk and we hence need to be on heightened vigilance as a country," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "To counter these we are working closely with our genomic sequencing team to ensure that we are able to pick up the new variants earlier. For NPIs we are continuously communicating with communities to adhere to NPIs," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The 14-days comparisons also showed that the cases increased from 17 017 in the preceding 14 days to 21 124 cases in the last 14 days, an overall 24% increase. All provinces showed a positive percentage increase with Northern Cape showing a 68% increase in the last seven days followed by Gauteng at 63%, Limpopo at 47%, North West at 42% and Western Cape at 39%," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explained ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "However, the 14-days comparison showed the deaths decreased by 28 93% to 587 in the last 14 days compared to 826 in the preceding 14 days. The cumulative case fatality ratio is 3.43% (54 735/1 596 595). Eastern Cape (21%), Gauteng (20%), KwaZulu-Natal (19%) and Western Cape (21%) account for 81% of all reported deaths," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Cumulatively, 56 059 HCW have tested positive, of these 14.35% (7 839/56 059) required admission, 6 881 (87.78%) have been discharged, and 83 currently admitted," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "For all intents and purposes, we are in the third wave even if it is not fitting a technical definition. The numbers will no longer go down other than if we start intensive containment measures" External link

news24 Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Kindly note that the Covid-19 positive cases are rising rapidly. For all intents and purposes, we are in third-wave even if not fitting in technical definition. The numbers will no longer go down other than if we start intensive containment measures" External link

news24 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients," External link

news24 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Those who are turning 60 in 2021 will be eligible. We are doing this to make it easy to implement the vaccination programme guided by our scientists and our ministerial advisory committee. We believe that it’s important that when we open we must prioritise those who are 60 years and above,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “All cases have been isolated and managed according to national Covid19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The risk of the spread is always there, we must work on the basis that any of these can spread and, therefore, whatever work we do is about trying to limit the extent in which this could spread,” “It won't be surprising to us if these variants are spread to other contacts of the individuals, but we must be aware that it would have been completely difficult to completely isolate South Africa from any of these variants coming from different parts of the world because people move at all times” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We all have a responsibility to adhere to prevention measures (avoiding large gatherings, physical distancing, mask wearing, ventilation and hand sanitation) in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Monday, May 10, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples, suggesting community transmission of it has already set in” External link

citizen Monday, May 10, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Travel restrictions will need to be balanced against the scientific realities in order to protect the economy. These findings are urgently being processed by the government and announcements pertaining to travel regulations will be made after all appropriate consultations have been undertaken by the Cabinet,” External link

the-star Monday, May 10, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “The four cases of B.1.617.2 have been detected in Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India. All cases have been isolated and managed according to national Covid-19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Of the eleven cases of B.1.1.7, eight were detected in the Western Cape (with two having a history of travel from Bahrain), one was detected in KwaZulu- Natal and two were detected in Gauteng. The B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "The four cases of B.1.617.2 (Indian variant of coronavirus) have been detected in Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India. All cases have been isolated and managed according to the national COVID-19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We reiterate that there is no need for panic, as the fundamentals of the public health response (testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine) have not changed," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The B.1.1.7 (strain) has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in," "As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize concluded : "There are a number of other samples from cases with a history of recent travel into South Africa that are currently being sequenced and results are expected over the next few days," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We all have a responsibility to adhere to prevention measures (avoiding large gatherings, physical distancing, mask wearing, ventilation and hand sanitation) in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” “As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective” External link

businessday Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "The four cases of B.1.617.2 (Indian variant of coronavirus) have been detected in Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India. All cases have been isolated and managed according to the national COVID-19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We reiterate that there is no need for panic, as the fundamentals of the public health response (testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine) have not changed," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The B.1.1.7 (strain) has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in," "As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize concluded : "There are a number of other samples from cases with a history of recent travel into South Africa that are currently being sequenced and results are expected over the next few days," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “The four cases of B.1.617.2 (Indian variant of coronavirus) have been detected in Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India. All cases have been isolated and managed according to the national COVID-19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We reiterate that there is no need for panic, as the fundamentals of the public health response (testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine) have not changed,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The B.1.1.7 (strain) has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” “As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize concluded : “There are a number of other samples from cases with a history of recent travel into South Africa that are currently being sequenced and results are expected over the next few days,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 9, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "The four cases of B.1.617.2 have been detected in (the provinces of) Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India," External link

iol Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” “As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective” External link

businessday Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Based on the current commitments that have already been made, sufficient vaccines to cover 47 million people will be available by the end of 2021, within the budget envelope of R10 billion for vaccine purchases,” External link

the-star Friday, May 7, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “In the past two weeks, we have noticed a worrying trend of increasing numbers of detected cases in a number of districts. Free State, Gauteng, Northern Cape and North West are of particular concern but every province, with the notable exception of Eastern Cape, has at least one district of concern,” External link

citizen Friday, May 7, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Although some of these districts may have relatively low case incidences, the significant rise in percentage changes should be taken as a serious warning," External link

news24 Friday, May 7, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have not detected the B.1.617 variant as yet in South Africa, however, we have consulted members of the genomics team who have informed us that they have intensified their surveillance, not only to ensure that [the] variant can be detected quickly, but also to understand what the implications are for us in the context of B.1.351 being the dominant variant in South Africa. This work is ongoing and we commit to continue to be guided by science" External link

news24 Friday, May 7, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We confirm that the B.1.617 variant, circulating widely in India, has not been detected, however, the genomics teams are working on some samples and we will need to allow the time it takes to sequence before we get an answer,” External link

iol Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This increase in detection of cases at the ports of entry is of deep concern to us,” External link

iol Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The body was subsequently transported to a state mortuary for a postmortem. Due to sampling difficulties, authorities still await the PCR test result. However, contact tracing proceeded for 21 crew members. Of those, 14 have been detected with Covid-19 and seven have tested negative,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:41:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explique : «Il a depuis été établi qu'il existe une chance pour un million de développer des caillots sanguins après avoir été vacciné» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explique : «Il a depuis été établi qu'il existe une chance pour un million de développer des caillots sanguins après avoir été vacciné» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explique : «Il a depuis été établi qu'il existe une chance pour un million de développer des caillots sanguins après avoir été vacciné» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize alinukuliwa : "Sasa niko katika karantini nyumbani, na mimi na mke wangu tunabaki na matumaini kwamba tutapona kabisa kutoka kwa virusi hivi," External link

habarileo Monday, October 19, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT



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secretary2.58%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
treasurer28.87%EN08/14/201714/08/2017
national treasurer0.52%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
general6.19%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
premier37.11%EN06/15/201615/06/2016
former premier1.55%EN10/28/201328/10/2013
chairman12.89%EN01/05/201305/01/2013
chairperson4.64%EN12/21/201221/12/2012
deputy0.52%EN05/16/200816/05/2008
minister2.06%EN07/30/200630/07/2006
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Zweli MkhizeEN66.52%
Zweli MkhizeFR17.73%
Zweli MkhizePT15.46%
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Ralph Mathekga said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “The president had to be seen to be doing something because Mkhize’s position is now untenable,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ralph Mathekga said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “If Mkhize does not go, that will undermine the whole fight against corruption in other government departments. If in the ANC you can remove Ace and in government leave Mkhize but say you are fighting corruption, your position becomes untenable ... The best thing would be for Mkhize to resign and leave gracefully,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Van Staden said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “The Freedom Front demands that the SIU investigate all Covid contracts where Minister Mkhize is involved,” External link

iol Friday, June 4, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “My dealings with her are not business they are just fun and leisure. I promised her I’ll keep this a secret coz she always says she’s scared of comrade Khabazela [Zweli Mkhize]. Now this thing is messing up my life coz now T [Mather] does not respond to me cos u guys are chasing her,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Dennis Bloem said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “We reject the notion of what Mkhize called 'allegations of irregular and fruitless expenditure on the contract of Digital Vibes'. It is daylight corruption and in fact criminal charges must be laid against all who are involved,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “There has been a preliminary investigation at departmental level, the minister [Zweli Mkhize] has briefed me, and I’m now waiting to see how the SIU conclude on the matter,” “I want to take time to consider what they come up with and, after that, I will be able to handle the matter,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : "There has been a preliminary investigation at departmental level, the minister [Zweli Mkhize] has briefed me, and I'm now waiting to see how the SIU conclude on the matter," "I want to take time to consider what they come up with - and, after that, I will be able to handle the matter," External link

news24 Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “These vaccinations (healthcare workers) were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations, Mkhize said. The total vaccinated in Phase Two (Over 60s) as at 6.30pm Friday was 161 717. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine,” External link

the-star Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

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Zweli Mkhize said : "We have never been here before," "These are serious challenges and we take them very seriously," External link

businessday Monday, June 14, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "in the way government and ANC leaders conduct themselves. Care needs to be taken to ensure we are not faced with the same problems again in the future" External link

businessday Monday, June 14, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The plans to digitise procurement processes have been included on the departmental strategic plan, and processes are underway to engage the [State Information technology Agency] for assistance,” External link

citizen Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “No cost of corruption incurred in the past five financial years. No contract was cancelled due to irregularities and/or corruption in the past five years” External link

citizen Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:53:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The plans to digitise procurement processes have been included on the departmental strategic plan, and processes are underway to engage the [State Information technology Agency] for assistance," External link

news24 Sunday, June 13, 2021 5:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “My visit here was to look at what else we can do because fundamentally, the Northern Cape has a scarcity of resources, under-funding human resources, and infrastructure. There are also long distances between the various centres and the population is very dispersed,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “My visit here was to look at what else we can do because fundamentally, the Northern Cape has a scarcity of resources, under-funding human resources, and infrastructure. There are also long distances between the various centres and the population is very dispersed,” External link

the-star Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The negative discourse has not only had an impact on me, but it is also an impact on my family, but most of all, also it has tainted the teamwork of our government that is led by President Ramaphosa, in our continued efforts to fight COVID-19,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I fully acknowledge and take personal responsibility for the public outrage that has been caused by this Digital Vibes contract" "The negative discourse has tainted the teamwork of our government that is led by the president in our continued efforts to fight COVID-19. For all of this I want to unreservedly apologise," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We are very desperate to get those vaccines; we need them yesterday. It will make a big difference because two-thirds of the people who need to be vaccinated are awaiting for the J&J vaccine,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The vaccines are there. They have been waiting for the past month and a half, but it is not the manufacturer that authorises the use, it is the regulator. We must allow the regulator to deal with the issue. We had a meeting with Sahpra and J&J and that is when we decided that a meeting must be held with the FDA and Sahpra because they are the regulators,” External link

businessday Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We need our regulator to say we can use it… The regulator must… [discuss] with the FDA and European Medical Agency, [it must analyse] the reports and [be] comfortable with the fact that [the vaccine] can be used…” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I fully acknowledge and take personal responsibility for the public outrage that has been caused by this Digital Vibes contract" "The negative discourse has ... tainted the team work of our government that is led by the president in our continued efforts to fight COVID-19. ... For all of this I want to unreservedly apologise," External link

reuters-en Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:59:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I have made sure the President is fully briefed on everything and at any one time if there is an issue that needs to be discussed I am always available,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize responded : “For now we should not pre-empt issues, the SIU report is still on its way, it has not come” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6:10:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The cumulative total tests conducted to date is 11 899 793, with 23 199 new tests recorded since the last report," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:33:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The minister remains committed to cooperating with the investigation process as it proceeds, and will ensure that the department continues to do its work in rolling out the vaccination programme and puts the necessary measures in place to mitigate the risk of the third wave,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, June 8, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "It is, therefore, disingenuous to allege that this is linked to any political contestation," External link

news24 Monday, June 7, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Our recoveries now stand at 1 570 975, representing a recovery rate of 93,2%,” External link

iol Friday, June 4, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This is provided that the supply of vaccines flows as anticipated. By the end of June, we expect to have received 4.5 million doses of Pfizer and two million doses from Johnson & Johnson," External link

iol Friday, June 4, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We will be monitoring this increase in positivity rate to see if it sustains and meanwhile urge all citizens to remain vigilant and adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions, even if vaccinated," External link

news24 Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Thursday, June 3, 2021 8:24:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “We will continue to ramp up daily vaccinations, working together with the private sector, towards attaining the targets we have committed to as government,” External link

sanews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explained : “Provinces are continuing with their mortality audits and some dates have been back-captured from previous months,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will continue to ramp up daily vaccinations, working together with the private sector, towards attaining the targets we have committed to as government,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, June 2, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I wish to thank all those involved in the vaccination campaign, from the director-general of health to each and every vaccinator continuing to battle it out for the nation on the frontline," External link

news24 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize wrote : “That bakkie ur talking about ask Mapholoba about his gift from T [Tahera Mather],” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “My dealings with her are not business they are just fun and leisure. I promised her I’ll keep this a secret coz she always says she’s scared of comrade Khabazela [Zweli Mkhize]. Now this thing is messing up my life coz now T [Mather] does not respond to me cos u guys are chasing her,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will continue to ramp up daily vaccinations, working together with the private sector, towards attaining the targets we have committed to as government,” External link

iol Tuesday, June 1, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Monday, May 31, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I also do not regard any of these individuals whose names have been mentioned publicly as personal friends. They are certainly my comrades, I have worked with them in the ordinary course of my political or official duties, and this is not unusual,” “As a minister, my obligation is to declare any conflict of interest when it arises and, in this instance, I had not identified any conflict of interest” External link

citizen Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "I also do not regard any of these individuals whose names have been mentioned publicly as personal friends. They are certainly my comrades, I have worked with them in the ordinary course of my political or official duties, and this is not unusual," "As a minister, my obligation is to declare any conflict of interest when it arises and, in this instance, I had not identified any conflict of interest" External link

news24 Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Let me categorically state that I have not personally benefited from this contract,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 28, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize stated : “All matters that have related to the upkeep, maintenance etc were always reported to me. Just like any household we have attended to a few minor maintenance, electrical or plumbing issues over the years, but I have never requested Digital Vibes or any of its representatives to make a single payment towards such upkeep,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 28, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I am now taken aback that there were contractors who were paid by third parties without my knowledge,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 28, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “From the outset, I wish to publicly state that the outrage, anger, questions, comments, expression of disappointment and disgust by members of the public with what has been reported in the media regarding this Digital Vibes contract is well justified,” External link

iol Friday, May 28, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Friday, May 28, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Friday, May 28, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight (On Wednesday) is 282 135. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Total individuals vaccinated; Sisonke and Pfizer first dose is 761 903,” External link

the-star Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about National Health ) : “This deviation was supported by National Treasury on a letter dated 24 June, 2020 in terms of emergency procurement,” External link

iol Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The investigators have found that an amount of some R37m paid to Digital Vibes constitutes fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” External link

iol Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I worked with many of these comrades at the time in the fulfilment of my role as the TG. I must also clarify that, when we contested ANC leadership positions for our national conference in 2017,” “I do not regard any of these individuals whose names have been mentioned publicly, as personal friends. They are certainly my comrades, I have worked with them in the ordinary course of my political or official duties and this is not unusual” External link

citizen Thursday, May 27, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The irregularity findings range from the inconsistencies in the bid committee's to lack of disclosure of conflict of interest," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "From the outset, I wish to publicly state that the outrage, anger, questions, comments, expression of disappointment and disgust by members of the public with what has been reported in the media regarding this Digital Vibes contract is well justified," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have been legally advised that we cannot fully disclose the details of the report at this stage or the plan of action that is already under way. Detailed public disclosure may jeopardise remedial action that is being undertaken," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, May 27, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "As our practice as ministers, we do not sign any submission that has not met these requirements. This guides our case, and draws a clear line between administrative and procurement processes of the department and the role of the minister as the executing authority," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "This investigation is still ongoing through a flow of funds analysis that is being conducted. It is through this flow analysis that we will also confirm that the department was overcharged for services provided by Digital Vibes and quantified," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will be calling up the meeting of the Health Council to set up targets so that the number of vaccinated individuals must be increased,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will therefore be guided once [the SIU’s] findings and outcomes are made available,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The process of appointing Digital Vibes was irregular. The irregularity findings range from the inconsistencies in the bid committees, to lack of disclosure of conflict of interest,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “in respect of Covid-19 related communications work that was performed by Digital Vibes the investigators noted that the service provider received requests for work from NDoH prior to their contract being expanded to include Covid-19 communication” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The irregularity findings range from the inconsistencies in the bid committee’s to lack of disclosure of conflict of interest,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “From the outset, I wish to publicly state that the outrage, anger, questions, comments, expression of disappointment and disgust by members of the public with what has been reported in the media regarding this Digital Vibes contract is well justified,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Of the total tests performed in the past 24 hours, 52% (14 656) are from the public-sector and the other 48% (13 370) are from the private-sector,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Northern Cape reported 19 deaths. These include 15 in May 2021 and 4 in April 2021. The province is continuing with COVID-19 mortality audit,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The investigators therefore concluded that any amount which was paid to Digital Vibes for any work done in relation to Covid-19 communication prior to the approval of the expansion to include Covid-19 work was irregular as the expenditure was incurred in contravention of treasury regulations,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The investigators have found that an amount of some R37m paid to Digital Vibes constitutes fruitless and wasteful expenditure,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The appointment of Digital Vibes was irregular and the total of R150m that was paid Digital Vibes during the period of January 2020 and January 2021 was irregular expenditure,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Director General ) : “From the outset, I wish to publicly state that the outrage, anger, questions, comments, expression of disappointment and disgust by members of the public with what has been reported in the media regarding this Digital Vibes contract is well justified. It is the very same red flags that were highlighted by the Auditor General in December that made me request the Director General to not just hand over this investigation to internal audit but to urgently appoint a firm of investigators who would have the necessary capacity and independence to scrutinise all the documents related to this contract,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “process of instituting disciplinary action against all implicated individuals is also under way,” External link

iol Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:45:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations. As we indicated the teams undertook data verification processes over the weekend in preparation for the finalization of a public facing live dashboard. The number reflected today is a result of this process, which removed duplications and vaccinations assigned incorrectly to Sisonke,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 480 665. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations. The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 167 318. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, May 24, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Monday, May 24, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize told : “As you know, generally, ministers don’t get involved in procurement processes, and in this case I did not participate in the contracting process,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 24, 2021 12:50:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 23, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “These vaccinations (healthcare workers) were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations, Mkhize said. The total vaccinated in Phase Two (Over 60s) as at 6.30pm Friday was 161 717. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine,” External link

the-star Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 22, 2021 11:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We have said that we are ultimately targeting to use over 3 300 sites by the end of September. We want to have wrapped up our vaccination to all the 250 000 people per day. With the second phase, we are looking at 16 million people to be vaccinated in this process. We’ll be doing the first and second phase. We want our people to be very patient,” External link

iol Saturday, May 22, 2021 11:01:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “People are getting used to this. Every vial holds enough vaccine to vaccinate six people. We want to ramp up vaccinations to more than 20 000 a day,” External link

mg Friday, May 21, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “a large number of vaccinations were captured on paper” External link

mg Friday, May 21, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "Today, 61 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 7, Free State 2, Gauteng 17, KwaZulu-Natal 4, Limpopo 19, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 12 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 55,568 deaths" External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 21, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at 17.10 today is 116 741. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Today, 177 sites were operational: 155 public sector sites and 22 private sector sites," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 21, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 528 868, representing a recovery rate of 94.2%,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Provinces are back capturing data as far back as December 2020 as part of their Covid-19 mortality audits,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize concluded : “The total vaccinated in phase two as at 5.10pm on Wednesday is 77,505. These vaccinations were with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We might want to delay the second dose by up to three months… if that happens, don’t feel aggrieved. We want to reach as many people as possible and then build up the immunity” “We have said that we are targeting ultimately to use over 3 300 sites by the end of September. We want to have wrapped up our vaccination to all the 250 000 people per day. With the second phase, we are looking at 16 million people to be vaccinated in this process. We’ll be doing the first and second phase. We want our people to be very patient,” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 19, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479,768. These vaccinations were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although most of the sites were able to proceed, a larger number of vaccinations were captured on paper and numbers are still being reconciled,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explained : “Free State and Gauteng provinces have been back-capturing deaths over April and May as part of their auditing processes,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “These vaccinations were with the first dose of [the] Pfizer vaccine,” External link

sanews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:27:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The total vaccinated in phase two to date is 39,371. These vaccinations were with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "A number of sector leaders aged 60 years and above came forward to be vaccinated publicly. We express our heartfelt gratitude for their patriotism and leadership as we know that this will assist us to build confidence in the vaccines and in the vaccination process. We continue to encourage health care workers, including traditional healers, and citizens 60 years and above to register and attend when they have been invited," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We know that everyone has been very anxious to know what will happen and how we will start to vaccinate our most vulnerable citizens and then move onto vaccinating the general population,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:31:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "In Bloemfontein they had to close down the site. We hope alternatives will be worked on so we can continue to vaccinate people despite the disruptions," External link

news24 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "Apart from that, when we announce the site where the vaccination will take place, they can go there and just walk in and be registered on entry and they will be vaccinated" External link

news24 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although most of the sites were able to proceed, a large number of vaccinations were captured on paper and the numbers are still being reconciliated. In addition the numbers vaccinated at old age homes still need to be captured. We will therefore allow for this reconciliation over the course of the next 24 hours and will announce the numbers vaccinated in phase two as from tomorrow (Tuesday). In due course we will launch a public facing dashboard that will publish the numbers near real time,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We express our heartfelt gratitude for their patriotism and leadership as we know that this will assist us to build confidence in the vaccines and in the vaccination process. We continue to encourage health care workers, including traditional healers, and citizens 60 years and above to register and attend when they have been invited,” External link

iol Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:50:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Phase two vaccination rollout proceeded reasonably well today (Monday), notwithstanding some challenges experienced in the respective provinces, of which loadshedding and violent protests in the Free State were the most impactful," External link

news24 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “We recommend that as many people as possible register beforehand. For tomorrow we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins, however we will, going forward, be able to do so. The programme has been designed to avoid long queues. This is why it is important that as many people as possible register beforehand, and follow the instructions which they receive by SMS,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We will continue to vaccinate healthcare workers and complete the targeted 1.2 million by the end of the week. We will also begin to vaccinate citizens 60 years and older, who are the most vulnerable for becoming ill or dying of Covid-19” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “50 000 citizens documented in old age homes will be completed by the end of May” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although most of the sites were able to proceed, a larger number of vaccinations were captured on paper and numbers are still being reconciled,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:05:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “By the end of June, we expect to have received 4.5 million doses of Pfizer and 2 million doses from Johnson & Johnson,” External link

laht Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:22:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson" External link

noticias-r7 Monday, May 17, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Although most of the sites were able to proceed, a large number of vaccinations were captured on paper and the numbers are still being reconciliated. In addition the numbers vaccinated at old age homes still need to be captured. We will therefore allow for this reconciliation over the course of the next 24 hours and will announce the numbers vaccinated in phase two as from tomorrow (Tuesday). In due course we will launch a public facing dashboard that will publish the numbers near real time,” External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We express our heartfelt gratitude for their patriotism and leadership as we know that this will assist us to build confidence in the vaccines and in the vaccination process. We continue to encourage health care workers, including traditional healers, and citizens 60 years and above to register and attend when they have been invited,” External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated," External link

omanobserver-om Monday, May 17, 2021 7:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 17, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated," External link

modernghana Monday, May 17, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The vaccine will protect you from getting severe COVID disease or dying from COVID. However, no vaccine works 100% and we also still do not know whether vaccination prevents transmission of the virus," "It is therefore still important to follow the standard COVID-19 safety precautions to protect yourself and those around you" External link

startribune Monday, May 17, 2021 6:29:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The vaccine will protect you from getting severe COVID disease or dying from COVID. However, no vaccine works 100% and we also still do not know whether vaccination prevents transmission of the virus,” “It is therefore still important to follow the standard COVID-19 safety precautions to protect yourself and those around you” External link

news4jax Monday, May 17, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson" External link

odia Monday, May 17, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : “Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson” External link

istoe Monday, May 17, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson" External link

jconline Monday, May 17, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated," External link

modernghana Monday, May 17, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The vaccine will protect you from getting severe COVID disease or dying from COVID. However, no vaccine works 100% and we also still do not know whether vaccination prevents transmission of the virus," "It is therefore still important to follow the standard COVID-19 safety precautions to protect yourself and those around you" External link

startribune Monday, May 17, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “By the end of June we expect to have received 4.5 million doses of Pfizer and two million doses from Johnson & Johnson,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, May 17, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Five million senior citizens are targeted to be completed by the end of June, provided that the supply of vaccines flow as anticipated," External link

afp-en Monday, May 17, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize disse : "Até o final de junho, esperamos ter recebido 4,5 milhões de doses da Pfizer e dois milhões de doses da Johnson & Johnson" External link

uol Monday, May 17, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “I'm glad that the system that has been put in place is working. I'm quite happy with how the registration is going. This marks the beginning of the mass rollout of the vaccination,” External link

the-star Monday, May 17, 2021 1:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "By the end of June we expect to have received 4.5 million doses of Pfizer and two million doses from Johnson & Johnson," External link

afp-en Monday, May 17, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We recommend that as many people as possible register beforehand,” External link

sanews Monday, May 17, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The vaccine will protect you from getting severe Covid-19 disease or dying from Covid-19. However, no vaccine works 100% and we also still do not know whether vaccination prevents transmission of the coronavirus,” “It is therefore still important to follow the standard Covid-19 safety precautions to protect yourself and those around you,” External link

businessday Monday, May 17, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Many people have mild symptoms after vaccination. These include flu-like symptoms like mild fever, headache and tiredness, as well as redness, swelling and pain at the injection site,” “These generally disappear within one or two days and can be managed at home with rest and paracetamol,” External link

businessday Monday, May 17, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “These (remaining) doses will not be used for Phase 2 or Phase 3, but they will be used by the Medical Research Council to conduct some important studies and programmes that will help us to understand how vaccines work for population groups such as people living with HIV, and pregnant and lactating mothers,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 17, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We want to scale this up to just over 200 by the end of the week,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 17, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “To date, over 1.22 million senior citizens have registered,” External link

financialexpress Monday, May 17, 2021 7:41:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "These (remaining) doses will not be used for Phase 2 or Phase 3, but they will be used by the Medical Research Council to conduct some important studies and programmes that will help us to understand how vaccines work for population groups such as people living with HIV, and pregnant and lactating mothers," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 17, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We want to scale this up to just over 200 by the end of the week," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 17, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Tomorrow (Monday) phase two will start as planned with Pfizer vaccines at 87 sites across the country- 83 in the public sector and 4 in the private sector,” External link

citizen Monday, May 17, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The J&J vaccine is still awaiting release from the Food and Drug Administration of America and we are constantly being updated by the J&J global head office on progress in this regard. We hope to get finality this week,” External link

citizen Monday, May 17, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 524 352 representing a recovery rate of 94,4%. The number of tests conducted to date is 11 115 048. Of these 27 543 tests were conducted since the last report," External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Tomorrow, phase two will start as planned with Pfizer vaccines at 87 sites across the country, 83 in the public sector and four in the private sector," External link

iol Monday, May 17, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The reality is that as numbers rise, we have to increase restrictions and when they go down, we ease them. We are going to recommend more focus on the size of gatherings,” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We must ensure that there is a strong response to this,” External link

iol Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 522 165, representing a recovery rate of 94,6%. The number of tests conducted to date is 11 052 993. Of these 41 994 tests were conducted since the last report. The number of vaccinations completed under the Sisonke Protocol stands at 474 318," External link

the-star Friday, May 14, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “The reality is that when the numbers start rising we will have to increase the restrictions and when they go down, we ease them,” External link

iol Friday, May 14, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The number of tests conducted to date is 11,010,999. Of these 42,073 tests were conducted since the last report. The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1,520,878, representing a recovery rate of 94.7 percent," External link

iol Friday, May 14, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Kindly note that the COVID-19 positive cases are rising rapidly. For all intents and purposes, we are in third-wave even if not fitting in technical definition. The numbers will no longer go down other than if we start intensive containment measures” External link

herald Friday, May 14, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “For all intents and purposes, we are in the third wave even if it is not fitting a technical definition . The numbers will no longer go down unless we start intensive containment measures,” External link

citizen Friday, May 14, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Friday, May 14, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Friday, May 14, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “By Monday, when we start [Phase 2], we will have just about one million Pfizer vaccines,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 14, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The number of tests conducted to date is 11 010 999. Of these 42 073 tests were conducted since the last report. The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 520 878, representing a recovery rate of 94,7%," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about National Health ) : “In the Medium Term Expenditure Framework period R7.5 billion has been allocated to the NHI unit, to strengthen the system and contract service providers. Dr Nicholas Crisp has been appointed as the deputy -grector General of NHI, bringing a wealth of experience and passion into the portfolio,” “Tremendous progress has been made in Health Patient Registration System (HPRS) with 57 million individuals registered in 3111 public health facilities. The NHI fund will be set up as soon as the NHI Bill is passed” External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The impact of Covid-19 has emphasised the necessity of investing in long-term resilience and sustainability of health systems to enable us to better respond to future health emergencies and crises,” External link

businessday Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We want to assure South Africans that we have not yet hit the third wave. However, we are at risk and we hence need to be on heightened vigilance as a country,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:11:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : ”We are at risk and we hence need to be on heightened vigilance as a country,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Cumulatively, 56 059 HCW have tested positive, of these 14.35% (7 839/56 059) required admission, 6 881 (87.78%) have been discharged, and 83 currently admitted,” External link

newsday Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “For all intents and purposes, we are in the third wave even if it is not fitting a technical definition . The numbers will no longer go down other than if we start intensive containment measures,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 519 734, representing a recovery rate of 95%,” External link

sanews Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:53:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are at risk and we hence need to be on heightened vigilance as a country," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "To counter these we are working closely with our genomic sequencing team to ensure that we are able to pick up the new variants earlier. For NPIs we are continuously communicating with communities to adhere to NPIs," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The 14-days comparisons also showed that the cases increased from 17 017 in the preceding 14 days to 21 124 cases in the last 14 days, an overall 24% increase. All provinces showed a positive percentage increase with Northern Cape showing a 68% increase in the last seven days followed by Gauteng at 63%, Limpopo at 47%, North West at 42% and Western Cape at 39%," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explained ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "However, the 14-days comparison showed the deaths decreased by 28 93% to 587 in the last 14 days compared to 826 in the preceding 14 days. The cumulative case fatality ratio is 3.43% (54 735/1 596 595). Eastern Cape (21%), Gauteng (20%), KwaZulu-Natal (19%) and Western Cape (21%) account for 81% of all reported deaths," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Cumulatively, 56 059 HCW have tested positive, of these 14.35% (7 839/56 059) required admission, 6 881 (87.78%) have been discharged, and 83 currently admitted," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:48:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We are at risk and we hence need to be on heightened vigilance as a country," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "To counter these we are working closely with our genomic sequencing team to ensure that we are able to pick up the new variants earlier. For NPIs we are continuously communicating with communities to adhere to NPIs," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The 14-days comparisons also showed that the cases increased from 17 017 in the preceding 14 days to 21 124 cases in the last 14 days, an overall 24% increase. All provinces showed a positive percentage increase with Northern Cape showing a 68% increase in the last seven days followed by Gauteng at 63%, Limpopo at 47%, North West at 42% and Western Cape at 39%," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explained ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "However, the 14-days comparison showed the deaths decreased by 28 93% to 587 in the last 14 days compared to 826 in the preceding 14 days. The cumulative case fatality ratio is 3.43% (54 735/1 596 595). Eastern Cape (21%), Gauteng (20%), KwaZulu-Natal (19%) and Western Cape (21%) account for 81% of all reported deaths," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Cumulatively, 56 059 HCW have tested positive, of these 14.35% (7 839/56 059) required admission, 6 881 (87.78%) have been discharged, and 83 currently admitted," External link

iol Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "For all intents and purposes, we are in the third wave even if it is not fitting a technical definition. The numbers will no longer go down other than if we start intensive containment measures" External link

news24 Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Kindly note that the Covid-19 positive cases are rising rapidly. For all intents and purposes, we are in third-wave even if not fitting in technical definition. The numbers will no longer go down other than if we start intensive containment measures" External link

news24 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients," External link

news24 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:10:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Those who are turning 60 in 2021 will be eligible. We are doing this to make it easy to implement the vaccination programme guided by our scientists and our ministerial advisory committee. We believe that it’s important that when we open we must prioritise those who are 60 years and above,” External link

citizen Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “All cases have been isolated and managed according to national Covid19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The risk of the spread is always there, we must work on the basis that any of these can spread and, therefore, whatever work we do is about trying to limit the extent in which this could spread,” “It won't be surprising to us if these variants are spread to other contacts of the individuals, but we must be aware that it would have been completely difficult to completely isolate South Africa from any of these variants coming from different parts of the world because people move at all times” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We all have a responsibility to adhere to prevention measures (avoiding large gatherings, physical distancing, mask wearing, ventilation and hand sanitation) in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 12:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients,” External link

sanews Monday, May 10, 2021 11:42:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : “B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples, suggesting community transmission of it has already set in” External link

citizen Monday, May 10, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Travel restrictions will need to be balanced against the scientific realities in order to protect the economy. These findings are urgently being processed by the government and announcements pertaining to travel regulations will be made after all appropriate consultations have been undertaken by the Cabinet,” External link

the-star Monday, May 10, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “The four cases of B.1.617.2 have been detected in Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India. All cases have been isolated and managed according to national Covid-19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “Of the eleven cases of B.1.1.7, eight were detected in the Western Cape (with two having a history of travel from Bahrain), one was detected in KwaZulu- Natal and two were detected in Gauteng. The B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” External link

iol Monday, May 10, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "The four cases of B.1.617.2 (Indian variant of coronavirus) have been detected in Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India. All cases have been isolated and managed according to the national COVID-19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We reiterate that there is no need for panic, as the fundamentals of the public health response (testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine) have not changed," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The B.1.1.7 (strain) has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in," "As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize concluded : "There are a number of other samples from cases with a history of recent travel into South Africa that are currently being sequenced and results are expected over the next few days," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We all have a responsibility to adhere to prevention measures (avoiding large gatherings, physical distancing, mask wearing, ventilation and hand sanitation) in order to limit the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:48:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” “As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective” External link

businessday Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "The four cases of B.1.617.2 (Indian variant of coronavirus) have been detected in Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India. All cases have been isolated and managed according to the national COVID-19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We reiterate that there is no need for panic, as the fundamentals of the public health response (testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine) have not changed," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "The B.1.1.7 (strain) has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in," "As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize concluded : "There are a number of other samples from cases with a history of recent travel into South Africa that are currently being sequenced and results are expected over the next few days," External link

news18 Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : “The four cases of B.1.617.2 (Indian variant of coronavirus) have been detected in Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India. All cases have been isolated and managed according to the national COVID-19 case management guidelines and contact tracing has been performed in order to limit the spread of this variant,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We reiterate that there is no need for panic, as the fundamentals of the public health response (testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine) have not changed,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The B.1.1.7 (strain) has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” “As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize concluded : “There are a number of other samples from cases with a history of recent travel into South Africa that are currently being sequenced and results are expected over the next few days,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 9, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "The four cases of B.1.617.2 have been detected in (the provinces of) Gauteng (2) and KwaZulu-Natal (2) and all have a history of recent arrival from India," External link

iol Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” “As the epidemic progresses, the detection of new variants is inevitable. The work of genomic surveillance assists us to detect the variants and understand their behaviour and to refine vaccines so they remain effective” External link

businessday Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The B.1.1.7 has been detected in community samples and this therefore suggests that community transmission of B.1.1.7 has already set in,” External link

citizen Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “Based on the current commitments that have already been made, sufficient vaccines to cover 47 million people will be available by the end of 2021, within the budget envelope of R10 billion for vaccine purchases,” External link

the-star Friday, May 7, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “In the past two weeks, we have noticed a worrying trend of increasing numbers of detected cases in a number of districts. Free State, Gauteng, Northern Cape and North West are of particular concern but every province, with the notable exception of Eastern Cape, has at least one district of concern,” External link

citizen Friday, May 7, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "Although some of these districts may have relatively low case incidences, the significant rise in percentage changes should be taken as a serious warning," External link

news24 Friday, May 7, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : "We have not detected the B.1.617 variant as yet in South Africa, however, we have consulted members of the genomics team who have informed us that they have intensified their surveillance, not only to ensure that [the] variant can be detected quickly, but also to understand what the implications are for us in the context of B.1.351 being the dominant variant in South Africa. This work is ongoing and we commit to continue to be guided by science" External link

news24 Friday, May 7, 2021 8:28:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “We confirm that the B.1.617 variant, circulating widely in India, has not been detected, however, the genomics teams are working on some samples and we will need to allow the time it takes to sequence before we get an answer,” External link

iol Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “This increase in detection of cases at the ports of entry is of deep concern to us,” External link

iol Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said : “The body was subsequently transported to a state mortuary for a postmortem. Due to sampling difficulties, authorities still await the PCR test result. However, contact tracing proceeded for 21 crew members. Of those, 14 have been detected with Covid-19 and seven have tested negative,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:41:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added : "We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," External link

news24 Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explique : «Il a depuis été établi qu'il existe une chance pour un million de développer des caillots sanguins après avoir été vacciné» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explique : «Il a depuis été établi qu'il existe une chance pour un million de développer des caillots sanguins après avoir été vacciné» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize explique : «Il a depuis été établi qu'il existe une chance pour un million de développer des caillots sanguins après avoir été vacciné» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize alinukuliwa : "Sasa niko katika karantini nyumbani, na mimi na mke wangu tunabaki na matumaini kwamba tutapona kabisa kutoka kwa virusi hivi," External link

habarileo Monday, October 19, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
treasurer secretary2.58%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
secretary2.58%EN10/09/201709/10/2017
treasurer28.87%EN08/14/201714/08/2017
national treasurer0.52%EN01/12/201712/01/2017
general6.19%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
premier37.11%EN06/15/201615/06/2016
former premier1.55%EN10/28/201328/10/2013
chairman12.89%EN01/05/201305/01/2013
chairperson4.64%EN12/21/201221/12/2012
deputy0.52%EN05/16/200816/05/2008
minister2.06%EN07/30/200630/07/2006
Minister0.52%EN10/11/200511/10/2005
Names Lang Count
Zweli MkhizeEN66.52%
Zweli MkhizeFR17.73%
Zweli MkhizePT15.46%
Zweli MkhizeES0.14%
Zweli MkhizeAF0.14%


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Ralph Mathekga said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “The president had to be seen to be doing something because Mkhize’s position is now untenable,” External link

citizen Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:30:00 PM EAT

Ralph Mathekga said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “If Mkhize does not go, that will undermine the whole fight against corruption in other government departments. If in the ANC you can remove Ace and in government leave Mkhize but say you are fighting corruption, your position becomes untenable ... The best thing would be for Mkhize to resign and leave gracefully,” External link

the-star Monday, June 7, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Van Staden said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “The Freedom Front demands that the SIU investigate all Covid contracts where Minister Mkhize is involved,” External link

iol Friday, June 4, 2021 8:25:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize added ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “My dealings with her are not business they are just fun and leisure. I promised her I’ll keep this a secret coz she always says she’s scared of comrade Khabazela [Zweli Mkhize]. Now this thing is messing up my life coz now T [Mather] does not respond to me cos u guys are chasing her,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Dennis Bloem said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “We reject the notion of what Mkhize called 'allegations of irregular and fruitless expenditure on the contract of Digital Vibes'. It is daylight corruption and in fact criminal charges must be laid against all who are involved,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “There has been a preliminary investigation at departmental level, the minister [Zweli Mkhize] has briefed me, and I’m now waiting to see how the SIU conclude on the matter,” “I want to take time to consider what they come up with and, after that, I will be able to handle the matter,” External link

citizen Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : "There has been a preliminary investigation at departmental level, the minister [Zweli Mkhize] has briefed me, and I'm now waiting to see how the SIU conclude on the matter," "I want to take time to consider what they come up with - and, after that, I will be able to handle the matter," External link

news24 Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : “These vaccinations (healthcare workers) were with the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and are therefore completed vaccinations, Mkhize said. The total vaccinated in Phase Two (Over 60s) as at 6.30pm Friday was 161 717. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine,” External link

the-star Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT