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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers eulogy for King of Zulu

The King of the Zulu nation passed away last week on Friday due to COVID-19 complications, at the age of 72

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South Africa student protests spread with calls for national varsity shutdown

“The failure of (higher education) minister Blade Nzimnande to respond positively to our demands as students has left us with no option but to declare a national shutdown effective from Monday,…

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One killed in police-student standoff in South Africa

Protesting students have blocked roads in Johannesburg CBD (central business district) with burning tyres and rocks. They are demanding that all students, regardless of their outstanding fees,…

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South Africa goes to level 1 lockdown as Covid cases decline

As of Saturday, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stood at 1.5 million and deaths at 49,941

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South Africa receives second batch of J&J vaccines

The single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine has been shown to be 82 per cent effective

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No new taxes to be announced in South Africa's 2021 budget

This year’s budget comes at a difficult time when the country is trying to adjust its economic cracks after a severe Covid-19 lockdown. It also comes as the country prepares for the biggest…

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Unemployment in South Africa marks highest jump since 2008

South Africa’s official unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2020 further jumped to 32.5 per cent - the highest since the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) in 2008

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South Africa incumbent president and former President Zuma exchange war of words

Without naming any individuals, President Ramaphosa sent a strong-worded statement to persons undermining the constitution and accusing the judiciary

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South African minister Motshekga under criticism for rape comment

South Africa’s Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has come under heavy criticism after the controversial rape comment she made on Monday at a school

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South Africa did not return AstraZeneca vaccines to India, says country's health minister

South Africa’s Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday clarified that the country has not returned the AstraZeneca vaccines to the Serum Institute of India (SII)

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South Africa to reopen 20 land borders

The country’s land borders have been closed since January 11 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

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South Africa extends national state of disaster by another month

The country will mark one year since the national state of disaster was first implemented last year in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic

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South Africa to proceed with planned phase 1 vaccination using J&J

The government temporarily delayed the rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in South Africa after initial trial data showed it was less effective against the dominant 501.Y.V2 Covid variant…

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South Africa halts AstraZeneca vaccinations over variant data

In a virtual briefing, health Minister Zweli Mkhize alongside South Africa’s top scientists and experts announced that the rollout of the 1 million AstraZeneca vaccine bought from India will be…

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South Africa conducts symbolic handover of chairmanship of the African Union

The handover was done at the virtual 34th Ordinary Session of the assembly of heads of state and government on Saturday. 

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