COVID-19 vaccine funding will not be a problem, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says funding for the COVID-19 vaccine will not be a problem. He's appointed an inter-ministerial task team to oversee distribution. Govan Whittles reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa says funding for the COVID-19 vaccine will not be a problem.

He's appointed an inter-ministerial task team, led by Deputy President David Mabuza, to oversee distribution.

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"The vaccine is going to be a major boost in our efforts to defeat COVID-19," Ramaphosa said.

"Some people have raised issues about the financing thereof, and finance is not going to be a problem because we will be able to pay for these vaccines."

The health department also says it will speed up vaccine approval.

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Now, the Black Business Council is calling for triple-BEEE compliant companies to be prioritised when considering rollout tenders.

* eNCA's Govan Whittles reports.

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