President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is preparing to bolster global vaccine manufacturing for Covid-19 and other major diseases. Newsflash reports that existing facilities need to be re-purposed and new capacity built. In his weekly newsletter, the president says a situation in which the populations of advanced, rich countries are safely inoculated while millions in poorer countries die in the queue would be tantamount to vaccine apartheid. Ramaphosa says the country must stand united in efforts to manufacture vaccines to save lives and proceed with the national recovery.