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Avian flu scare: Namibia bans poultry import from South Africa

Agency Report Namibia has suspended all poultry and bird imports from neighbouring South Africa following an avian flu outbreak there. Chief Veterinary Officer Albertina Shilongo with...

South Africa says deposits for vaccines not refundable

The South African government's down-payments to Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer for COVID-19 vaccines are not refundable under any circumstances.

Access Bank buys South Africa’s Grobank for $60m

Nigeria's Access Bank buys controlling stake in South Africa's Grobank for around $60 million, becoming Nigeria's first bank in South Africa

5 arrested in S/Africa’s biggest banking scandal

South African Police, on Thursday, arrested five persons in connection with the collapse of VBS Mutual Bank, the country’s biggest banking scandal in recent years.

South Africa police kill student in University of Witwatersrand protest

One person was killed on Wednesday after police fired rubber bullets to disperse a group of protesters at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, police and a student leader said.

South Africa’s vaccine rollout suspension a “concerning news”: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described South Africa’s decision to temporarily pause planned rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, as “concerning news.’’

Zuma ordered to testify at corruption inquiry: Constitutional Court

The South African Constitutional Court has ordered former president Jacob Zuma to testify before the state capture inquiry set up to probe corruption during his administration.

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine: South Africa to receive 1m doses Monday

South Africa is expected to receive the first batch of 1 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday, produced by the Serum Institute of India, said the country’s health department.

South Africa to allow controlled use of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19

South Africa approves controlled use of the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin to treat Coronavirus

WHO worries over COVID-19 strains in Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa, 2 others

A World Health Organisation official has warned that the five COVID-19 strains found in several African countries could undermine efforts to contain the pandemic.

Vaccines may not work against South Africa’s COVID-19 strain

Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University expressed doubts today about the effectiveness of available vaccines against the South African strain.

Nigeria imposes new rules for UK, South Africa arrivals

Additional COVID-19 quarantine protocols for arrivals from UK and South Africa announced by chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Boss Mustapha

South Africa declares new Level 3 lockdown amid COVID-19 surge

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday night the country would return to level three lockdown with immediate effect.

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass one million

South Africa’s total COVID-19 cases since the first case in March crossed a million on Sunday, its Health Ministry said.

South Africans urged to fight COVID-19 second wave: David Mabuza

South Africa Deputy President David Mabuza has called on the people to help fight the second wave of COVID-19..

Nigeria sets new travel rules for UK, South Africa arrivals

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has announced new travel rules for passengers coming into Nigeria from South Africa and the UK where new variants of the virus have been discovered.

COVID-19: Five countries block flights from South Africa

Five countries on Monday announced that they have banned flights from South Africa following the discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus.

South Africa loses 1,500 teachers to COVID-19

South Africa's Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshega disclosed that almost 1,500 teachers died of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Magigwane Shope South Africa’s ambassador to Senegal dies

South Africa’s ambassador to Senegal, Lenin Magigwane Shope, has died after an undisclosed illness in Dakar.

Improved Nigeria-South Africa relations to speed up African Development – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that improvement in relations between Nigeria and South Africa will speed up the process of development on the African continent.

South Africa chairs UN Security Council

South Africa on Tuesday assumed the rotating monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council, with Ambassador Jerry Matjila listing agenda

South Africa presides over UN Security Council

South Africa on Tuesday assumed the rotating monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

COVID-19 slashes crime rate in South Africa

The coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it brings brought an unintended consequence in South Africa: the reduction in crime rate

COVID kills 135 South Africans in 24 hours

South Africa recorded 135 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late Sunday.

Ramaphosa in quarantine after contact with coronavirus positive guest

President Cyril Ramaphosa has proceeded on self-isolation after he came in contact with a guest who has now tested positive for coronavirus.

NUM set to shut down 3 mines in South Africa

National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Friday said it would soon be embarking on a full-blown strike at De beers, Exxaro coal and Petra Diamonds mines after wage talks collapsed.

South Africa opens borders from tomorrow

South Africa will start allowing business, investors and skilled experts into the country on Oct. 1, said Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor

South Africa to host historic World Table Tennis Championships

A first-ever World Table Tennis Championships will be held in South Africa in 2023 and on the African continent for the first time since Egypt in 1939.

Mandela’s lawyer George Bizos is dead, Ramaphosa pays tribute

Renowned South African lawyer George Bizos, who defended Nelson Mandela in many of his trials during the anti-apartheid struggle and helped win his release from prison, died on Wednesday.

South Africans ask government to ban alcohol again

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku After months of a temporary ban on alcohol was lifted in South Africa on Monday, August 17, South Africans are back on...

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