South Africa

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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