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South Africa eases lockdown as ‘outbreak reaches peak’

By | 1 month ago

Ban on the sale of tobacco and alcohol to be lifted on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa says as coronavirus peaks....

Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa Covid-19 cases pass 500,000-mark

By | 2 months ago

More than half million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country’s health minister. Zwelini Mkhize announc...

Yassin Husein, 13, was killed by a stray bullet that lodged in his stomach. [PHOTO | FILE]
Congregant shoots dead armed robbers in church

By | 2 months ago

Police in South Africa are investigating the killing of two alleged armed robbers at a church in Centurion municipality in Gauteng Province, local med...

Cyril Ramaphosa
COVID-19 deaths, cases: Top 12 most-affected countries

By | 2 months ago

Coronavirus has spread around the globe, straining health services and sending billions into forced lockdowns. As of Tuesday, July 14, the number of c...

Oxford University scientists, who are developing the COVID-19 vaccine said the drug has an 80 per cent chance of success, reports Sky News. [PHOTO | FILE]
Human trials for coronavirus vaccine start in South Africa

By | 3 months ago

South Africa has been chosen, not just for its expertise in this field, but because Covid-19 is now spreading fast here....

De Klerk
De Klerk withdraws from racism seminar hosted by US lawyers’ association

By | 3 months ago

South African media say FW De Klerk's withdrawal was after several rights groups opposed his participation....

'Your husband needs you now more than ever before. You cannot afford to betray him.' [PHOTO | FILE]
Eight lessons from SA for the rest of the continent on dealing with Covid-19

By | 4 months ago

SA is poised to lead Africa into the next, most dangerous phase of the pandemic, as the country braces itself for a rise in infections....

Cuban medics
US accuses Cuba of profiting from pandemic after sending 200 doctors to South Africa

By | 5 months ago

Cuban medics arrived in SA on Sunday and include family physicians, epidemiologists, biotechnology experts and health care technology engineers....

Ramaphosa said economic relief measures include tax relief, wage support through the unemployment insurance fund and funding to small businesses. [PHOTO | FILE]
South Africa unveils $26bn Covid-19 relief package

By | 5 months ago

Ramaphosa says economic relief measures include tax relief, wage support through the unemployment insurance fund and funding to small businesses....

South African man arrested for smuggling girlfriend in car boot

By | 5 months ago

South Africa imposed a lockdown on 24 March for three weeks but the authorities have extended it until the end of April....

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