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How many points South Africans need to get an Australian work visa

To be invited to apply for an Australian work visa, you must meet a set of specific requirements. Known as the Australian skilled points test, you need a minimum of 65 points, notes specialist immigration firm Sable International. “In short, some Au..

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Amstel Lager withdraws sponsorship for MacG’s podcast over transphobic remarks

JOHANNESBURG - A popular podcast series hosted by Macgyver ‘MacG’ Mukwevho has lost another sponsor. Amstel Lager has withdrawn its support for the Podcast and Chill series following transphobic comments by the hosts. The Podcast and Chill series i..

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South Africa: Fourth Wave Sees ‘Stark’ Increase in Covid-19 Infections in Children Under Five

The fourth wave has sparked an increase in hospital admissions in children under the age of five, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said. In a briefing led by Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, the NICD's Dr Waasila Jassat s..

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Africa: Africa CDC Calls for Calm Amid Surge in Covid Infections

Nairobi — Concerns about the omicron COVID-19 variant are growing in Africa but health experts say vaccination can help reduce infections in the population. This week has seen a surge in coronavirus cases in Africa due to the new omicron variant. Th..

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Africa: Continent’s New Covid-19 Cases Surge as Omicron Spreads

Cape Town — As of December 3, 2021, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,683,745 while over 149,576,877 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 223,418 and 8,079,619 peop..

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Food price changes in Joburg vs Cape Town vs Durban

South Africans will be hit by a price hike double-blow over December, with another massive jump in fuel prices adding inflationary pressure to groceries and other expenses across the country. The Department of Energy announced a 75 cents per litre h..

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Pfizer and Merck in talks to offer Covid-19 pills in South Africa

South Africa is in talks with Pfizer and Merck to gain access to their Covid-19 treatment pills as the omicron variant spreads across the country and cases almost double. The country wants one of them to potentially produce the therapeutics in South..

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‘Diamond’ Rihanna declared national hero of new republic Barbados

BRIDGETOWN - As Barbados became the world's newest republic, its prime minister's first act was to officially declare the island's most famous citizen, Rihanna, a national hero. Barbados had already conferred the title of ambassador ex..

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Josephine Baker joins French Pantheon of the great

PARIS - French-American dancer, singer, actress and rights activist Josephine Baker will become the first black woman to enter France's Pantheon mausoleum of revered historical figures on Tuesday, nearly half a century after her death. Baker wil..

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Omicron cases mild so far but variant is more transmissible: South Africa scientists

The new coronavirus variant appears to be more transmissible than its predecessors although most cases have been mild so far, according to scientists advising the South African government. In South Africa, where omicron was first detected, officials..

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Anxiety over possible December alcohol ban in South Africa – industry calls for consultation

The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) has welcomed the government’s decision to remain at a level one lockdown – with no further restrictions on alcohol sales – but warned that, as per president Cyril Ramaphosa’s Sunday statement, things may ch..

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How a traffic offence can impact South Africans planning to move to the UK

Regardless of the route taken to British citizenship, every applicant must satisfy the good character requirement, says John Dunn, director of citizenship and immigration at Sable International. “As the name suggests, British officials assess your c..

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