AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

21-Mar-2021 to 01:40

Masisi urges Ramaphosa to back Botswana’s SADC bid

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has lobbied President Cyril Ramaphosa to support his country’s candidate Elias Magosi for the position of Southern African Development Community (SADC) executive secretary, APA learnt on Saturday.

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19-Mar-2021 to 12:50

S/Africa’s ex-president to undergo cancer treatment

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Months after his son Willem died of cancer last October, former South African president FW de Klerk will undergo treatment for lung cancer, his foundation confirmed on Friday.

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18-Mar-2021 to 12:57

Ramaphosa sends condolences to Tanzania over Magufuli’s passing

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday sent condolences to Tanzania following the death of President John Magufuli at a hospital in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

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17-Mar-2021 to 14:41

Zuma should foot own legal costs in arms trial – Opposition

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s militant opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Wednesday that former president Jacob Zuma -- not the state -- should pay for his multimillion-dollar legal costs incurred in a 1990s military arms procurement criminal trial while he was in office, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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17-Mar-2021 to 13:02

S/Africa approves Pfizer drug for vaccination campaign - Official

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government has approved the procurement of the Pfizer vaccine as a new Covid-19 drug to help in the campaign to vaccinate 1.5 million healthcare workers and the rest of the population in the country, a senior medical researcher said on Wednesday.

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16-Mar-2021 to 16:15

S/Africa students’ demo shuts down varsity classes

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African students on Tuesday vowed to continue with current nationwide university shutdown protests until educational authorities wrote-off school debt and provided scholarships to needy students at the country’s varsities, APA has learnt.

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16-Mar-2021 to 15:35

Late Zulu king's funeral set for Thursday

APA-Durban (South Africa) — South Africa’s late King Goodwill Zwelithini’s funeral will be held at his KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma in KwaZulu Natal on Thursday morning, the presidency announced on Tuesday.

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