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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Paul Rusesabagina: hero of “Hotel Rwanda” and accused terrorist

Nairobi (AFP) The gentle-mannered hero of “Hotel Rwanda” credited with saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide, Paul Rusesabagina became Kigali’s most bitter critic before being tried for terrorism. The unassuming hotel manager in a hurrying suit became the world’s most famous Rwandan after the film’s release, but angered …

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Low participation rate in Johannesburg and Durban centers on your …

People register to vote at a registration center in Protea, Soweto. (Photo: Shiraaz Mohamed) More than half a million people registered to vote on the first day of voter registration weekend. But in some voter registration offices turnout barely reached 50. Journalists from the Daily Maverick visited centers around Johannesburg …

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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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How Emerging Economies Can Overcome Private Sector Risk Perception

The perception of risk associated with investing in emerging markets remains one of the limiting opportunities for a sustainable post-COVID economic recovery. Adopting a more holistic approach to risk mitigation is necessary to improve a country’s attractiveness and business environment and private capital projects. Risk mitigation should be understood as …

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ConCourt decision does not prevent CEI from changing election schedule

The decision said the decision to decree that the current schedule is maintained although the IEC may be able to change it. JOHANNESBURG – The majority ruling by the Constitutional Court said on Saturday that its ordinance neither required nor prevented the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) from changing points on …

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US and South Africa to QF at Vancouver Sevens

VANCOUVER (AP) – South Africa and the United States are both unbeaten in the group stage and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Vancouver Sevens World Series tournament on Saturday, which many miss. top-ranked teams due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Vancouver was the last tournament held before the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Buhari regime defends Nigeria’s growing foreign lending, lists bogus projects

The presidency has backed the growing external loans that Nigeria is reeling under, saying the loans are meant to finance projects and programs that benefit Nigerians. In a statement released on Saturday, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu listed a few bogus projects and programs the loans would be spent on. The …

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JUST IN | Joburg’s new mayor, Jolidee Matongo, dies in car crash

Jolidee Matongo Sharon Seretlo / Gallo Images Newly elected mayor of Johannesburg, Jolidee Matongo, has died in a car crash. He had been appointed mayor on August 10 and had held that post for a little over a month. A spokesperson confirmed to News24 that the mayor is dead. This …

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