Less than a week ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that digital vaccination certificates would be available “soon” and it appears that his wish was met.
Without fanfare and with no public or media announcement, the health department launched the “South African Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate System”.
A notice on the website states that only those who are fully Covid-19 vaccinated can receive their digital certificate. A digital QR code will be generated after certain details are provided, and this can be downloaded or printed.
2 weeks ago, when he moved the country to Covid-19 lockdown level 1, Ramaphosa said that the department of health will soon be rolling out a vaccination certificate, which will provide a secure and verifiable proof of vaccination.
It can be used to facilitate travel, access to establishments and gatherings and other forms of activity that require proof of vaccination status.