According to Medscheme (owner of Afrocentric) less than a third of the younger members of the schemes it administers had been vaccinated by September. However, more than half the members aged over 60 are vaccinated. 27% of members aged 50 to 59; 25% in the age group 35 to 49; and 10% aged 18 to 34 are vaccinated.
Sinovac Biotech’s SA partner plans to have a vaccine-making facility operational by the end of the year after the two companies started a Covid-19 inoculation trial in infants, children and adolescents, reported Business Day (16 September 2021).
Rand Merchant Investment (RMI) announced plans to unbundle its large stakes in Discovery and Momentum Metropolitan directly to its shareholders, reported Fin24 (20 September 2021).
About 15 000 South African Post Office employees and pensioners may have no medical aid from next month after the Medipos medical scheme told them it was cutting them off because it is owed R602-m in member contributions by the postal service.