AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

31-May-2022 to 12:48

Ramaphosa appoints new spokesperson

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Vincent Magwenya as his new spokesperson starting on June 1, his office announced on Tuesday.

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31-May-2022 to 12:22

Union declares deadlock in S/Africa mine wage talks

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Talks between Sibanye-Stillwater gold mine and its workers have reached a deadlock after the two sides nearly sealed a deal following five days of state mediation, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu confirmed on Tuesday.

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31-May-2022 to 10:59

S/Africa: Opposition leader wants parliament relocated

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Tuesday said that he would soon introduce the Relocation of Parliament Bill which, if adopted, would see South Africa’s parliament moved to the centrally located administrative capital of Pretoria from Cape Town.

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31-May-2022 to 09:42

Should Eswatini, Lesotho be S/African provinces?

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — A South African opposition politician has reignited debate on the controversial issue of co-opting Eswatini and Lesotho as provinces of their stronger neighbour on whom both countries heavily rely for economic survival.

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30-May-2022 to 12:12

S/Africa: Over 36m vaccine doses administered to date

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Some 3,255 Covid-19 vaccine doses were dispensed in South Africa on Sunday – bringing the total number of vaccines to 36,020,076, the Ministry of Health has said.

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30-May-2022 to 11:49

S/Africa: Ramaphosa bemoans low black empowerment progress

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa admitted on Monday that empowering black businesses has been a challenge, with white-owned firms still dominating companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

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30-May-2022 to 08:37

Death toll from S/Africa’s floods rises to 459

APA-Durban (South Africa) — The death toll from last month’s South Africa floods and the recent heavy rainfall in KwaZulu-Natal has reached 459 people, KwaZulu Natal premier Sihle Zikalala confirmed on Sunday.

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