South Africa

Meeting to decide on new lockdown restrictions for South Africa

Health experts and government officials will meet in the coming week to discuss possible changes to South Africa’s lockdown restrictions, says health minister Joe Phaahla. In a media briefing on Friday morning (3 December), Phaahla said that the gov..

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South Africa to introduce mandatory vaccine policy in early 2022: report

South Africa, which is contending with a massive upsurge in coronavirus infections following the onset of the omicron variant, is readying a mandatory vaccine policy and is set to implement it early next year, a senior labor union official said. Bro..

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Omicron variant fuels rise in COVID cases in South Africa

Issued on: 02/12/2021 - 22:12 South Africa's President warns of a "health apartheid", criticising travel bans once again. This as Omicron becomes the dominant strain of COVID in the country.In Cameroon, we meet with survivors of sexual violenc..

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Africa Union

Ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s victims still waiting for justice ahead of Gambia polls

Issued on: 02/12/2021 - 19:31 Ahead of Gambia’s December 3 presidential elections, the country's Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) wrapped up a sweeping three-year public inquiry on Thursday, recommending prosecutions fo..

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ATM wins secret ballot case on appeal

The Supreme Court of Appeal has set aside the decision by the speaker of parliament to reject a request by the minority African Transformation Movement for a secret ballot on a motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa. In a unanimou..

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Zimbabwe: Switzerland Backs Museum of African Liberation

THE Swiss government has raised its national flag at the Museum of African Liberation, donated an assortment of Information Communication Technology equipment and also planted a solidarity tree, as part of its commitment to see the correct reconstruc..

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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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South Africa’s new cybercrime laws have been partially introduced – here’s what comes next

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Cybercrimes Bill into law, with parts of the bill taking effect from 1 December 2021. The proclamation comes after Ramaphosa signed the Cybercrimes Act into law at the start of June. The Cybercrimes Act defi..

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Entertainment

Zimbabwe: Extra Covid-19 Measures Eclipse Musical Shows

After extra measures to deal with the new Covid-19 variant were unveiled on Tuesday, several musical shows set to host international artistes are now in doubt following the requirement of mandatory quarantine upon entry into the country. Some of the..

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Tech

Uber adds bookings via WhatsApp

Uber Technologies Inc and Meta Platforms Inc’s WhatsApp have rolled out ride-booking via the messenger service in India, a first for the US ride-hailing giant and an expansion of WhatsApp’s capabilities in the country. The partnership allows access ..

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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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