South Africa

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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England’s Sinckler replaces injured Porter in the Lions team for South Africa

Published on: 06/06/2021 – 13:20Amended: 06/06/2021 – 13:18 London (AFP) England mainstay Kyle Sinckler was called up to the British and Irish Lions squad for their tour of South Africa on Sunday after Andrew Porter was sacked with injury. Ireland international Porter, 25, was sidelined with a toe injury suffered …

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Great white sharks no longer common in South Africa, leaving researchers puzzled

It’s a bumpy ride through the cool waters of Gansbaai, South Africa for famed shark expert Sara Andreotti. The region was once the shark capital of the world, but now the ultimate predator, which has survived over 400 million years, is in dire straits. Four years ago you could see …

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UPDATE 1-Businesses in the South African Rand as the dollar falls, are sourcing lightly.

(Updates the rand; adds stocks, bonds) JOHANNESBURG, June 4 (Reuters) – The South African rand strengthened on Friday and looked set for weekly gains, thanks to rising commodity prices and a weakening US dollar as investors turned to riskier but high yielding assets. At 3:30 p.m. GMT, the rand was …

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South Africa reopens window for renewable energy boom

South Africa is trying to ensure additional electricity production in a number of ways, but speed is key. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) launched the Independent Renewable Energy Producer Supply Program (REIPPPP) tender window 5 in March. It will end on August 16, 2021. Bidders may submit …

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Patrimonial dispute engulfs site chosen for Amazon’s new African headquarters

For the Khoi and San – the original inhabitants of South Africa – a verdant patch of land in Cape Town embodies victory and tragedy. The two communities drove Portuguese cattle raiders there in 1510. But, a century and a half later, it was there that the Dutch settlers launched …

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1Life, LifeQ and Samsung South Africa launch Covid-19 screening app as SA is set to enter wave 3 – Samsung Newsroom South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – June 02, 2021 – 1Life, in collaboration with LifeQ, using a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 device, launched a first Covid-19 screening application in SA. It uses unique patterns derived from users’ biometric data to give them an indication of changes in their health, allowing consumers …

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Idris Elba Movie ‘Beast’ Adds Trio, Production Starts in South Africa – Deadline

South African actor Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley and Leah Sava Jeffries joined the film Idris Elba Universal-Will Packer The beast, which started production in South Africa. Elba plays Dr Nate Samuels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip …

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South Africa is one of the biggest arms suppliers to the Saudis during the Yemen war

Relations between South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are on the rise – a source of shame for the South African state. Although profitable and important to the African economy, these relations are deeply linked to the arms trade and military trade of Arab nations involved in …

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SA lose their citizenship

Many South Africans who move elsewhere to work lose their South African citizenship without even knowing it. This is because there is an obscure law that requires you to report to the Home Office very early in the process of getting another passport. Dr Rory Jubber, Leader of the Democratic …

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South Africa’s draft New Energy Vehicle Green Paper is a step in the right direction

In 2019, we wrote an article sounding the alarm that South Africa’s inertia in pushing for electric vehicle adoption could cause it to miss the incredible opportunities offered by the electric vehicle revolution. The automotive assembly and automotive component manufacturing industry is one of the main pillars of the South …

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Matt Sates, 17, South African swims 1: 57.60 IM / 51.83 FL in Durban

South African Grand Prix n ° 4 2021 – Durban The fourth part of the 2021 South African Grand Prix is ​​underway in Durban. Three 17-year-old men marked the first of three preliminary / final sessions, including Matt Sates, who set two lifetime records both of which were under the …

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Fired for not wearing a mask at work – what South Africans should know

More than a year after the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, many citizens have taken a lax approach to mask wearing, social distancing and disinfection. However, a recent South Africa labor court ruling indicates that employers may, within reason, be able to fairly fire employees for failing to follow Covid-19 …

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Hobbit-sized Lions pace sets South Africa on alert for playoffs | British and Irish Lions

Springbok coaches believe the British and Irish Lions will have a significant advantage over previous touring teams when they fly to South Africa next month. The Covid-influenced list of matches is poised to reduce the effects of altitude on Warren Gatland’s plans and the Boks are also wary of Hobbit-sized …

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5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here is what is happening and affecting South Africa today: Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 infections reached 169.3 million confirmed people, with death toll reaching 3.52 million. In South Africa, there were 4,424 new cases, bringing the reported total to 1,649,977. Deaths reached 56,170 (+93), while recoveries soared to 1,548,092, leaving the …

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Anglo American tests 3D printing in South Africa

The company and its partners on the project, the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and US-based technology company, Ivaldi Group, are first exploring the creation of a ‘chain of ‘digitally distributed supply’. This involves digitizing the designs of parts such as impellers for pumps, shaft liners, …

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The fastest growing variants from Brazil and South Africa

To provide our community with important public safety information, the Statesman Journal is making this daily coronavirus update free to read. To support important local journalism like this, please consider becoming a digital subscriber. We’ll update this story throughout the day with the latest news on the coronavirus and its …

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Palestine could take a South African direction: New Frame

South Africans who watched, with justified horror, the latest wave of violence unleashed by Israeli state rule over the Palestinian people probably did not link it to the Nkomati Accord of 1984. But it could. There is a crucial parallel between this and the future of Palestine. The Nkomati Accord …

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South Africa to vaccinate athletes ahead of Tokyo Olympics

A health worker holds a vial of the Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at the Munsieville Care for the Aged Center, outside Johannesburg, South Africa, May 17, 2021. REUTERS / Siphiwe Sibeko / File Photo South African athletes due to compete in this year’s Tokyo Olympics will receive …

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Hydroelectric Generation Opportunities in South Africa |

Image: Nicolas Dupont | © Pixabay.com Hydropower is an underutilized resource in Africa, which accounts for around 10% of the world’s hydropower potential. Tiaan Hendriks, Head of Power Design at SEM Solutions, is exploring small and micro hydropower as an option for South Africa. People still expect electricity to go …

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South African Rand hits 22-month high on weak dollar as inflation fears ease

JOHANNESBURG, May 25 (Reuters) – South African Rand reached its highest level in 22 months early Tuesday as the US dollar drifted lower after Federal Reserve officials allayed investor concerns about inflation, which was forcing interest rates to rise. At 6:49 am GMT, the rand ZAR = D3 traded at …

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Global Forwarding South Africa acquires STACKS South Africa

Integrated Service Solutions – Global Forwarding will welcome the entire STACKS South Africa team to its Cape Town office at the end of this month. From June 1, STACKS will operate under ISS – Global Forwarding from the ISS office in Plattekloof, Cape Town. This acquisition is the first transaction …

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Displaced children find refuge in South Africa

The worst victims of African wars are not those who die or have to be content with a missing limb – they are the children. Some of these kids are breaking the myth that the drive to live better is the result of the adult industry. Some of them arrive …

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Chairman of Health Committee receives update from Minister Mkhize

The Chairman of the Health Portfolio Committee, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, received a briefing from the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, on, among other things, the progress made in the deployment of vaccines in the country. Minister Mkhize will soon appear before the committee as part of his regular updates …

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151 more people die of COVID-19 in South Africa

South Africa’s COVID death toll now stands at 55,719, as 3,332 new COVID infections were detected in the last 24-hour cycle. FILE: South Africa’s recovery rate is now 94.2%, which means just over 1.5 million people have so far recovered. Image: AFP. JOHANNESBURG – The National Department of Health has …

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Rwandan Foreign Minister to pay rare visit to South Africa in June

Naledi Pandor (Brendan Croft, Gauteng Foto24) Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta is expected soon in South Africa for an official visit. This follows a meeting between South Africa and the heads of state of Rwanda. Relations between the two countries have been strained. Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta is expected …

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Here’s how many people are dying from Covid-19 in South Africa

As South Africa has seen an influx of Covid-19 cases as a third wave hits the country, official deaths attributed to the pandemic have increased. On Thursday, May 20, the Ministry of Health announced that 61 more people had died from Covid-19. This follows the announcement of 167 deaths on …

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The fight to save a South African language with 45 clicks

May 22, 2021 TWO AND Half a millennium ago, the San had southern Africa to themselves, living lightly on the land as hunter-gatherers. Then came the Khoekhoen from the northeast to wrest part of the San hunting grounds for their cattle. The 17th century Dutch called hunter-gatherers “Boesmans” (“Bushmen”) after …

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South Africa to face Georgia in British and Irish Lions warm-up matches | Rugby news

South Africa will face Georgia in July in two test matches ahead of the British and Irish Lions series; The Springboks haven’t played a test since winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup; their only senior meeting against Georgia was in 2003 By Reuters Last updated: 10/05/21 12:41 pm South Africa …

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14 on a cargo ship from India, test positive for Covid in South Africa

Transnet said the ship with the Filipino crew sailed directly from India. (Representative) Johannesburg: Fourteen crew members of a freighter that sailed to Durban from India have tested positive for COVID-19, South Africa‘s national port authority Transnet said. A spokesperson for Transnet said the cause of death of a chief …

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South Africa allocates additional $ 276 million to fight COVID-19

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa has allocated an additional 4 billion rand ($ 276 million) to purchase COVID-19 vaccines and provide a special distress grant to thousands of people affected by the pandemic, in a special appropriations bill tabled by the Minister of Finance on Tuesday. Vials labeled “COVID-19 …

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Covid-19 third wave warning for South Africa – what to expect

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has released its latest Covid-19 modeling report, examining how the spread of the virus could accelerate in the coming months, causing a third wave of infections locally. According to the NICD, the purpose of the report is to help planners and decision-makers in …

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Rhino poachers are back after South Africa eases lockdown restrictions

Rhino poaching has been on the rise again in South Africa since the government eased restrictions on coronaviruses, after a year-long lull due to the pandemic, according to animal parks. Strict travel restrictions, including international travel, imposed in March of last year had the happy side effect of keeping poachers …

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Princess Zulu Thembi of South Africa: people think we are murderers

Public fallout comes days after Queen Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu’s death A South African princess has denied rumors that the Zulu queen, who died just a month after her reign began, was poisoned by the royal family. “People think we are murderers,” Princess Thembi told local media on Sunday, amid …

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SOUTH AFRICA’S ROAD TO RECOVERY STRENGTHENS WITH AMAZON INVESTS IN CAPE TOWN

As the city of Cape Town makes progress to rebuild the property damage and many UCT students are returning to university following displacement caused by wildfires. The city received positive news about job creation and investments from Amazon, a week after facing a disaster. It looks like South Africa’s second …

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Why Jasper Wiese is tipped to make his South Africa debut against the Lions

In just his first full season with Leicester, Jasper Wiese has made a huge impact. In the Premiership this season alone, compared to all the forwards who have played 400 minutes or more, the fiery No.8 has averaged the following: Five defenders beaten per game, more than anyone 15.9 races …

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South Africa to crack down on captive lion breeding

In the nearly 600-page report, the panel of experts appointed by the ministry in 2019 recommended that South Africa end the breeding and keeping of lions in captivity for economic purposes, including their hunting and tourist interactions such as the cuddling of cubs. The group also recommended an immediate moratorium …

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Azarcon seeks rare victory in South Africa

FILIPINOS fights in South Africa are becoming a trend this year. But the Filipinos to achieve a victory in South Africa is almost impossible. Clyde Azarcon, ranked No.13 at the International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimum weight, tries to secure this rare victory on South African soil as he takes on …

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Third consecutive B-BBEE level 1 rating for Samsung South Africa – Samsung newsroom South Africa

Samsung continues to play an active role in the government’s vision for a more inclusive society JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – May 03, 2021 – Samsung strongly believes in the transformative power of technology and innovation to effect societal change. This makes achieving a third successive Large Scale Black Economic Empowerment …

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MTN launches AirFibre in South Africa

Telecommunications company MTN announced that it will begin its first commercial installation of Supersonic AirFibre on Monday, May 3. Since announcing the solution’s launch in February this year, the group has said it has received more than 20,000 expressions of interest, with the goal of connecting 60,000 homes in the …

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Why you should expect further food price hikes in South Africa

Buyers in South Africa should expect the upward trend in food prices to continue in the coming months, as rapidly rising farm producer price inflation could fuel the costs of food production. higher production for consumers. John van Tubbergh, head of the consumer, food and agribusiness sector at financial services …

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Surge Covid tests rolled out in new part of London after variant found in South Africa

Covid surge tests have been rolled out to another part of the UK after the worrying South African variant was detected. NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing in and around the Woodlands area of ​​Hounslow, London, after a confirmed case of the variant. The confirmed case has self-isolated …

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Why do Volvo cars have a low resale value in South Africa? Experts weigh

Through Pritesh Ruthun 7h ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareE-mailShare JOHANNESBURG – “The Volvos have bad resale values.” This is a statement often heard in South Africa. I’ve heard it a lot lately because I drive a Volvo XC40. If anyone who’s had the chance to ride in it loves it, …

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This video shows a mass of algae known as the red tide filmed in the Western Cape of South Africa

Copyright AFP 2017-2021. All rights reserved. Several Facebook posts shared a video claiming it shows the annual sardine run along the coast of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. It’s wrong; Although the annual migration of silverfish currently takes place along the country’s east coast, the video on Facebook shows an …

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9 sacked for refusing jab in New Zealand, savings increase in South Africa

Air New Zealand Ltd. on the tarmac at Auckland International Airport in Auckland on April 19, 2021 | Representation image | Brendon O’Hagan | Bloomberg Text size: A- A + New Delhi: The Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world, with the latest tally being over 15,34,98,053 cases …

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South Africa takes 2-0 lead

South Africa took a 2-0 lead after beating Namibia 2-1 in the second test of their hockey test series in Johannesburg yesterday. It was a much better performance for Namibia after losing the opening test 7-0 on Saturday and will give them hope for the remainder of the five-game series. …

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Nepalese government decides to suspend flights with India, South Africa and Brazil

Kathmandu, May 3 (UNI) The Nepalese government has decided to completely suspend domestic and international flights with India, South Africa and Brazil after the country reported record cases of Covid-19, have said two Nepalese ministers. “The cabinet has decided to suspend all domestic flights from Monday midnight,” Gauri Shankar Chaudhary, …

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