AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

29-Nov-2022 to 11:18

Chris Hani killer to remain in S/Africa to serve parole – Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Convicted Polish assassin Janusz Walus will remain in South Africa to serve his parole for the murder of anti-apartheid stalwart Chris Hani when he is released from prison on Thursday, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced.

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29-Nov-2022 to 10:59

S/Africa: Over 570 cyberattacks every hour, costing $2.2b annually

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — At least 577 cyberattacks occur every hour in South Africa, experts warned on Tuesday of an expanding vice that is costing the country upwards of R2.2 billion (about US$128 million) annually.

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29-Nov-2022 to 09:55

WHO renames monkeypox ‘mpox’

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Tedros Ghebreyesus has decided to rename monkeypox as “mpox” after consulting health experts in WHO members states worldwide, APA learnt on Tuesday.

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28-Nov-2022 to 11:58

S/Africa’s ‘second pandemic’: Men can make a difference in GBV fight – Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the establishment of “men’s dialogues” as a platform to assist South Africa address the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) which has been described as the country’s “second pandemic”.

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28-Nov-2022 to 09:34

Sabotage rampant at S/Africa’s Eskom power stations – Official

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Apart from the power utility Eskom’s aging machinery, there is rampant and deliberate acts of sabotage at a number of power stations in the country -- leading to the current regular load-shedding of energy nationwide, Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter disclosed on Monday.

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27-Nov-2022 to 15:53

S/Africa arrest ‘Pitbull’ woman after ‘racist’ rant

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Police Services (SAPS) have arrested a woman named Belinda Magor for her racial outburst following remarks she made after a Pitbull killed an infant recently in the country, according to Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi on Sunday.

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26-Nov-2022 to 12:51

S/Africa launches 16 days of activism to empower women

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African women and children continue to face the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide -- and economic empowerment is the only viable way to reduce this vice among them, Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Nkoana-Mashabane, has said.

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