South Africa, the country hardest hit in Africa by the coronavirus, has missed a December 15 deadline to make a deposit to secure vaccines to fight the pathogen, and has not arranged a guarantee to make the full payment. Local media, News24 reports that the payment to the Covax program will be made in the coming days, according to Tandi Nzimande, the chief executive officer of the country’s Solidarity Fund, a philanthropic organisation backed by some of South Africa’s richest people and biggest companies. The fund undertook to make the R327-million deposit, which represents 15 percent of the R2.2 billion that will ultimately have to be paid.