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Jabs and jobs: local vaccine-making facility will ‘employ ...

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Jabs and jobs: local vaccine-making facility will ‘employ hundreds’

Patrick Soon-Shiong says R4bn will be invested in the project, with another R100m for education and training

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Patrick Soon-Shiong’s vaccine-manufacturing facility is set to create up to 600 jobs.

The billionaire revealed this during the launch of the NantSA plant in Brackenfell, Cape Town, on Wednesday. It will allow next-generation vaccines to be manufactured in SA for Africa.

The launch was attended by President Cyril Ramaphosa; ministers Blade Nzimande and Mondli Gungubele; Dr Glenda Gray, the president and CEO of the SA Medical Research Council (SAMRC); Western Cape premier Alan Winde; and Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis...

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