Good news about South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout


While South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine drive started poorly, it quickly caught up to the best in the world.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Business for South Africa chair Martin Kingston said many things had to come together for the vaccine rollout to ramp up the way it did.

“My sense is that over the last several weeks, we’ve seen it come together very effectively,” he said.

As vaccinations in South Africa have ramped up, Kingston said that vaccination rates per capita are now comparable with the best in the world.

Kingston predicted that the country could be administering 420,000 jabs a day by mid-September.