AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

30-May-2020 to 12:54

S/Africa exports masks, sanitizers to African states

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Some 150 million litres of hand sanitizers and millions of face masks have been exported to several African countries to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has said.

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29-May-2020 to 14:05

S/African Airways’ strategists want more time for rescue plan

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Officials responsible for rescuing South African Airways (SAA) from certain bankruptcy on Friday requested the government to grant them more time to produce a business rescue plan for the troubled airline.

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29-May-2020 to 06:48

Ramaphosa supports AU call for debt ‘standstill’ during pandemic

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa said Africa was “encouraged in finding solutions to developing countries’ debt sustainability and related issues” during the coronavirus pandemic as spelled out in a virtual meeting here.

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28-May-2020 to 10:03

Rights group urges S/African authorities to probe assault of journalist

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Thursday called on the South African authorities to guarantee the freedom and safety of journalists covering the coronavirus epidemic and to punish all those responsible for abuses against reporters.

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27-May-2020 to 13:29

Smoking, COVID-19 bad for your lungs, minister tells S/Africans

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African government on Wednesday insisted that its current ban on tobacco products sales under the novel coronavirus pandemic lockdown was for the good health of all citizens.

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26-May-2020 to 13:14

S/Africa: Worse to come in coronavirus infections – Minister

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday said that the coronavirus lockdown ease should lead “us to staying on high alert in using prevention measures” against the disease.

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26-May-2020 to 06:42

‘Use pandemic to create new Africa’ - Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The coronavirus pandemic will have a lasting impact on Africa’s ability to meet the aspiration of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 of a peaceful, united and prosperous continent, AU chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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