AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

20-Mar-2020 to 14:50

S/African Airways suspends int’l flights until May

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Cash-strapped South African Airways (SAA) on Friday announced the suspension of all international flights until the end of May, citing worldwide low demand for its travel services due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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20-Mar-2020 to 14:24

S/Africa’s coronavirus cases rise to above 200

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen to 202, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Friday.

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20-Mar-2020 to 13:48

S/Africa’s apex bank lowers repo rate

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African Reserve Bank has cut interest rates from 6.25% to 5.25%, bank governor Lesetja Kganyago confirmed on Friday.

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19-Mar-2020 to 15:01

S/Africa joins coronavirus vaccine trials – WHO

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Coronavirus-hit South Africa has committed itself to participating in a series of vaccine trials for testing different methods and treatments for coronavirus, according to the UN World Health Organisation on Thursday.

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19-Mar-2020 to 14:34

S/Africa: By-elections postponed due to coronavirus

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it had shelved all by-elections scheduled for this week in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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19-Mar-2020 to 14:03

S/Africa’s consumer prices index up slightly – Agency

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s consumer price index (CPI) rose slightly to 4.6% year-on-year in February compared to the 4.5% figure of January, APA learnt on Thursday.

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18-Mar-2020 to 13:23

S/Africa: ‘Play football but behind closed doors’ – Minister

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s premier football league on Wednesday received blessings from Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to go ahead to play matches but on one condition – the playing must be held behind closed arenas due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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