AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

18-Mar-2020 to 12:47

Coronavirus grounds S/African Airways amid spreading pandemic

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Declining demands for its services due to the coronavirus pandemic has forced South African Airways to scale down its operations, the airline said on Wednesday.

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17-Mar-2020 to 12:12

S/Africa’s ruling ANC postpones meetings over coronavirus

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has postponed all party meetings “until further notice” due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday.

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17-Mar-2020 to 11:08

S/Africa’s apex bank warns against 'coronavirus robbers' of banknotes, coins

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Tuesday warned the public against “coronavirus robbers” going around neighbourhoods to hoodwink people to give up banknotes and coins due to contamination of the pandemic disease.

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16-Mar-2020 to 07:16

Ramaphosa declares S/Africa ‘national disaster’ zone over coronavirus

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa is now a national disaster zone due to the spreading coronavirus pandemic which has hit 61 people in the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared on Sunday.

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13-Mar-2020 to 13:48

Mandela’s nephew arrested for vandalism, assault over royal dispute

APA-Port Elizabeth (South Africa) — A nephew of Nelson Mandela, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, has been arrested for allegedly trashing the Thembu palace following a royal dispute on Friday, South African police have said.

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13-Mar-2020 to 13:16

COVID-19: Repatriated S/Africans to be housed at remote resort – Minister

APA-Polokwane (South Africa) — A remote South African resort in the northern city of Polokwane will on Friday host the 122 people being repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

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12-Mar-2020 to 15:33

US assists S/Africa’s fight against coronavirus

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa is to benefit from a United States donation of US$570,000 to help Pretoria respond in its fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, a senior US official said on Thursday.

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