AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

14-Apr-2021 to 13:51

S/Africa suspends J&J vaccine amid blood clot scare

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has indefinitely suspended use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following the discovery of blood clots in six people vaccinated with the drug in the United States, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Wednesday.

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13-Apr-2021 to 15:45

SEZs a boon for S/Africa’s economy - Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa is counting on a multibillion-dollar investment poured into its special economic zones (SEZs) to help the country recover from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic’s lockdowns, Deputy Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Nomalungelo Gina said on Tuesday.

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13-Apr-2021 to 12:27

Africa needs to make its own vaccines - Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — While Africa has done much better than other world regions in containing the coronavirus pandemic, the continent needed to develop the skills and capacity to make its own vaccines for future pandemics, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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12-Apr-2021 to 12:48

Embrace ICT to renew economy - Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africans should embrace the development of the digital industry through its information and communication technology (ICT) as a main part of the country’s economic recovery plan following the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.

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11-Apr-2021 to 14:28

S/Africa secures $1b emergency funding from BRICS bank

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The China-based New Development Bank (NDB) has loaned South Africa US$1 billion to help the recession- and coronavirus-hit economy sail through its current troubled economic waters, the presidency announced here on Sunday.

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10-Apr-2021 to 20:40

Ramaphosa homage to "unifier" Chris Hani

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s late Communist Party (SACP) leader, Chris Hani, was “a unifier and a champion of non-racialism,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday.

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09-Apr-2021 to 21:39

Protect Africa’s heritage sites - SA minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — African culture ministers should work together to support engagements geared towards the profiling, protection and promotion of the continent’s heritage property, South African Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Friday.

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