South Africa

South Africa faces tougher lockdown as vaccination plans take a hit

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has warned of a tighter lockdown as concerns mount over the size and acceleration of the third wave of Covid-19 in South Africa, the Sunday opening hours reports. Kubayi-Ngubane said the government was particularly concerned about Gauteng, which has seen a rapid increase in the …

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The role of solar energy in tackling the energy crisis in South Africa

Scatec currently has 448 MW of photovoltaic solar panels in operation in South Africa. Image: Scatec. In an effort to alleviate crippling electricity supply constraints and reduce the use of advanced diesel power plants, the South African government last August launched a technology-independent emergency tender for 2 GW of production …

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De Kock helps South Africa get ahead of the West Indies

Published on: 06/11/2021 – 9:34 PM Gros-Islet (Saint Lucia) (AFP) Quinton de Kock threw up a failing attack as he hit an unbeaten 141 to take South Africa to a total of 322 first innings and a dominant tea lead on day two of the first test in St. Lucia …

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South Africa’s Tokyo Olympics Team Kit Celebrates Local Creators

The South African team unveiled their kit for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Thursday, showcasing relaxed and comfortable styling from four local designers. The kit was modeled at the launch by long jumper Kgotso Mokeona, swimmer Erin Gallagher, canoeist Bridgitte Hartley and Paralympic shot put athlete Tyrone Pillay. The …

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South African rooibos tea gains global recognition

By Kealeboga Mokomane 6am… 9am… 12pm… 3pm… 6pm… that was the time when my grandmother had her cup of rooibos tea every day – black with a sugar with her porcelain tea. Tea time with my grandmother was family storytelling time – or just a chance to catch up on …

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South Africa’s precious Kofi bursts into Boulder’s art world with vivid abstracts – Boulder Daily Camera

The work of contemporary South African artist Precious Kofi – who now lives in Boulder – is bursting with emotion and living tributes to his country of origin. His captivating summaries, rich in color and movement, continue to garner praise from fans, critics and other creators. Artist Precious Kofi poses …

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Covid-19: South Africa records 4,209 new cases and 120 new deaths

South Africa recorded a total of 1,704,058 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. 4,209 new cases were registered during the last 24 hour cycle. 120 new deaths linked to Covid-19 were recorded, bringing the official death toll to 57,183. South Africa recorded 4,209 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday and 120 …

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South African Minister of Health on special leave over corruption allegations

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa put his Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize, on special leave on Tuesday after allegations his ministry irregularly awarded COVID-19-related contracts to a communications company controlled by his former partners. Ahead of Ramaphosa’s statement, the minister apologized for the public anger at the allegations, the latest …

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New EU ruling could hit India and South Africa’s patent exemption plan

MUMBAI: The European Union has come up with a counter-proposal that could “undermine” India and South Africa’s proposed submission to the World Trade Organization to seek an intellectual property (IP) waiver on Covid-19 drugs and vaccines. This precedes the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting scheduled for June 8, amid glaring …

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The turbulent history of the Greeks in South Africa

A group of Greeks in South Africa posing together in the first half of the 20th century. Credit: Antonis Chaldeos Despite being persecuted and discriminated against for decades, the Greeks in South Africa managed to rise socially and prosper, many of them becoming very prosperous and wealthy. Today, they remain …

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