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Mboweni: SA will be on the frontline to receive Covid-19 vaccine

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Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni.
Ziyaad Douglas

South Africa will pay R500 million to be part of a consortium that will see it as one of the first few countries in line for the Covid-19 vaccine when it is found, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has said.

The minister was speaking during a virtual dialogue hosted by Bloomberg on the outlook for the SA economy.

When asked if SA will be preordering the vaccine, Mboweni said the country is in a "fortunate position", having been invited to participate in a consortium looking for the vaccine. 

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