South Africa

10 South African innovations and inventions we can be proud of

When we think of the origin of inventions and innovations, the first country that comes to mind is not necessarily our beautiful country. We all know that Dr Chris Barnard performed the world’s first heart transplant, but there are a number of inventions that we South Africans can be proud …

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Eliminate inequalities in South Africa

Sep 25, 2021 JOHANNESBURG JOHNNY MILLER, a photographer, started filming South African cities by drone in 2016. Shots from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg show neighboring neighborhoods, but different worlds. On one side of a photograph could be a leafy suburb dotted with azure pools; on the other, a slum …

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i-On-Africa LiveCast: South Africa and Kenya report

i-On-Africa LiveCast: South Africa and Kenya reportIn lineSeptember 29, 2021 (12:30 p.m. GMT) In this upcoming LiveCast episode, ID4Africa will present two impressive segments, the first of which will feature a one-on-one chat with acclaimed identity expert Dr Joseph Atick and Liv Nordhaug of Digital Public Goods Alliance and Norad. …

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South Africa’s flagship wine fair, CapeWine, returns in 2022

Wine of South Africa has confirmed that its flagship wine fair, CapeWine, will return in 2022, bringing together the largest number of wine producers in the country to a global audience. CapeWine will return in 2022. (image: six decades of Pinotage with Higgo Jacobs, sommelier at Large) The fair, organized …

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Coronavirus: South Africa administers more than 16 million COVID-19 vaccines

South Africa topped 16 million mark for total administered COVID-19 doses since the start of the country’s vaccine deployment program. This comes after 154,199 jabs have been distributed in the last 24 hours. According to the Department of Health, there are now 7,997,795 citizens who have been fully vaccinated, of …

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South Africa’s “dangerous” land policy …

South African women protest against the government’s latest land reform strategy in Cape Town, South Africa on October 15, 2020 (Photo: EPA-EFE / NIC BOTHMA) Talk about a bad signal to send to foreign investors. The Fraser Institute’s recently released Annual Economic Freedom Report includes an entire chapter titled “The …

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US lifts travel restrictions on vaccinated South Africans

Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. By November, the United States will allow entry to South African travelers provided they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The US government has imposed a travel ban on most countries for more than 18 months. The measures, announced Monday by the White House, will …

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5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here is what is happening and affecting South Africa today: Coronavirus: In South Africa, there were 2,281 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the reported total to 2,882,630. Deaths reached 86,174 (+58), while recoveries soared to 2,732,363, leaving the country with a balance of 64,093 active cases. The total number of …

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South Africa to step up efforts to drop UK red list

The South African government has announced that it will step up efforts to get off the UK’s travel red list. In a statement, the country’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) said it was puzzled by the UK’s decision to keep South Africa on the red list of countries …

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