AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

05-Mar-2021 to 16:08

S/Africa marks Covid-19 anniversary, speeds up jabs

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Health Minister Zweli Mkhize took a moment on Friday to mark South Africa’s first anniversary of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, vowing to speed up the vaccination programme to slow down the disease which has claimed over 50,000 lives since March last year.

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05-Mar-2021 to 09:59

Foreign debts choking Zambia

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Heavily-indebted Zambia is “doing everything possible” to clinch a deal with the help of the International Monetary Fund to make good on its recent default of a US$9 billion debt in Europe bonds and US$3 billion to Chinese lenders, APA learnt on Friday.

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04-Mar-2021 to 12:50

INTERPOL busts fake COVID-19 vaccine ring in S/Africa, China

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African police have busted a ring involved in the sale of fake COVID-19 vaccines in an operation that also unearthed a similar racket in China.

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04-Mar-2021 to 12:17

S/Africa: Ramaphosa calls for Inclusive digital revolution

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africans living in the rural areas should be included in the use of digital technology just like their counterparts in the urban centres who have embraced the "digital revolution", President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.

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04-Mar-2021 to 11:14

S/Africa traditional leaders praised in Covid-19 fight

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African traditional leaders’ active involvement to support government in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic received praise from President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town on Thursday.

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03-Mar-2021 to 13:35

Ramaphosa to blame for SABC workers’ dismissals – Opposition

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) plans to dismiss over 300 workers was a betrayal by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his government, the opposition Congress of the People (Cope) said on Wednesday.

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03-Mar-2021 to 13:10

S/Africa hikes fuel prices on back of exchange rate fluctuations

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African consumers woke up to higher fuel prices on Wednesday, with petrol prices raised by 65 cents a litre, APA has learnt.

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