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Vaccinating 40m people could cost up to R24bn

Mogajane warned that this was just an estimate.
Image: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

It could cost South Africa between R20 billion and R24 billion ($1.3 billion to $1.6 billion) to vaccinate around 40 million people against Covid-19, National Treasury Director-General Dondo Mogajane said on Wednesday.

Mogajane warned that this was just an estimate. He declined to say how much the Treasury would allocate to vaccine procurement in the 2021 budget due next month, adding the “numbers are still soft”.

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Don’t spend the money. Ooops errr. I mean don’t steal the money. Don’t bother.

South Africa can NEVER vaccinate 40 million people.

Its taken them a year to test 8 million people. to do 40 million people twice????

Just go for herd immunity. That’s what will happen in the end WITH vaccinations anyway because it will take forever. So why make all this money available to the anc to steal????

Giving every South African a prophylactic dose of Ivermectin would probably cost R100000.
It is cheap and highly effective.

Government needs to break down the spend and also be transparent as to who will get the tender to administer and and why did they award to the so call institute.
Why should they pay an organization to administer it, we could set up a volunteer program and they could monitor the entire process on a database with ID numbers.

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