Press Releases

Ascletis Expands Ritonavir Oral Tablet Production and Announces Oral Direct-Acting Antiviral Pipeline Against SARS-CoV-2 Virus

– Ritonavir oral tablet annual production capacity has been expanded to 100 million tablets and can be further rapidly expanded based on market demand – ASC10 is an oral direct-acting antiviral drug candidate targeting RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) to treat SARS-CoV-2 infection – ASC11 is an oral direct-acting antiviral drug candidate targeting 3-chymotrypsin like […]


SA reports 4 379 new COVID-19 cases

South Africa has recorded 4 379 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of laboratory confirmed cases 3 472 436. The increase represents a 23.1% positivity rate. “As per the National Department of Health, a further 30 COVID-19 related deaths have …


Call for caution on the roads

As many prepare to travel back home following the festive season break, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called for caution on the country’s roads.“As we head back to our places [of] work, I urge all South Africans driving on our roads to be on hi…

Human Rights

Body of murdered elderly female found in Gqeberha

On 02 January 2022 at about 13:00 the family of Nontsuku Annie Solomon, 86-year-old, found her body in the bedroom doorway at her home in Mkwayi Street, Greenfields. She was stabbed several times in her head and neck. The motive for the murder is not k…

Human Rights

Missing 45-year-old female from Gqeberha

SAPS Humewood is seeking the community’s assistance in tracing a missing woman, Sylvia Wittal (45) who was reported missing by her ex-husband on 02 January 2022.According to him, he allegedly last spoke to her on the phone on Thursday 30 December 2021 …