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WHO encouraged by South Africa’s declining COVID-19 trend

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday commended the government of South Africa for bending the COVID-19 pandemic curve. WHO said it was greatly encouraged by the ongoing measures to suppress the spread of SARs-COV-2, the...

South Africa mourns ‘champion of the oppressed’ George Bizos, refugee boy who arrived from Greece in 1941 and became Mandela’s lawyer

President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday, eulogized George Bizos, an anti-apartheid lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela and was nicknamed the ‘champion of the oppressed’ in South Africa.George Bizos arrived in South Africa with...

Report finds Ramaphosa government doing little to stop xenophobic attacks against African and Asian foreigners in South Africa

A new report has found that the government has done 'very little' to combat xenophobic attacks against African and Asian foreigners living in South Africa."Despite the March 2019 adoption of a government...

South Africa’s National Economic Development and Labor Council agrees to economic recovery action plan

The National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) has agreed to an action plan for economic recovery which is due for consideration and finalization by Cabinet and is directed towards building confidence and placing SA on...

President Ramaphosa calls on South Africans to save media industry in crisis amid coronavirus economic turmoil

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday called on South Africans to support and save the media industry amid the coronavirus economic turmoil.The South African leader lauded the media for helping the country contain...

South African president gives defense minister 48 hours to explain why air force plane was used to fly ANC members to Zimbabwe

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has given Minister of Defense and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula 48 hours to explain why a South African Air Force flight was used to fly ANC members to Zimbabwe

South African President tells world leaders Africans must be included in COVID-19 vaccines development and distribution

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday told world leaders Africans must not be left out when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines development and distribution."It is essential that African countries benefit...

South Africa’s economy contracts by 16.4 percent in second quarter amid coronavirus pandemic

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the decrease in South Africa’s gross domestic product during the second quarter of 2020 reflects the severe impact of the global coronavirus pandemic on the economy and should spur all South Africans...

MTN discusses investing in procurement digitalization in a post-pandemic world

MTN’s Global Sourcing and Supply Chain (GSSC) division, in partnership with Beroe and Espresso LiVE, will be hosting a live webinar on ‘Procurement digitalization in a post-pandemic world’ on Tuesday 8 September 2020. The session will highlight the...

South Africa introduces three bills to punish sex offenders and protect women and children from violence

South Africa has introduced three key bills on gender-based violence to strengthen the rights of women and children, protect them from violence, and make it hard for sex offenders to evade justice."Over...

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