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Where to get your 2021 matric results

Education minister Angie Motshekga will announce the overall results of the 2021 matric exams on Thursday evening (20 January), after which the full results will be made available through various channels.

January 20, 2022
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MRNA booster shots such as Pfizer don’t block Omicron: South Africa study

Booster shots with mRNA vaccines such as those made by Pfizer and BioNTech failed to block infection with the omicron coronavirus variant in the first study of its kind, South African researchers said.

January 19, 2022
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Covid-19 infected lions prompt variant warning in South Africa

Lions and pumas at a zoo in the South African capital of Pretoria got severe Covid-19 from asymptomatic zoo handlers, raising concerns that new variants could emerge from animal reservoirs of the disease, studies carried out by a local university showed.

January 18, 2022
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Economists on the future of lockdown in South Africa

The South African government will face significant hurdles should it plan to introduce tighter lockdown restrictions going forward, say economists at investment bank BNP Paribas.

January 13, 2022
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Europe starts to consider treating Covid like the flu – and ending restrictions

Spain is calling for Covid-19 to be treated as an endemic disease, like the flu, becoming the first major European nation to explicitly suggest that people live with it.

January 12, 2022
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6 schools in South Africa charge over R300,000 a year

Private schools in South Africa have hiked fees for 2022, with many aiming to recover losses from a fee-freeze in 2021, to help parents cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.

January 12, 2022
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104 countries you can travel to visa-free on a South African passport at the start of 2022

Henley & Partners has published its passport index for 2022, outlining the countries that South Africans can travel to visa-free right now – and how the pandemic has impacted international travel.

January 11, 2022
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EU replaces travel ban on South Africa with testing requirements

European Union member states have agreed to lift the air travel ban on southern African countries, which will allow more travel to resume.

January 10, 2022
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ANC pushes for vaccine mandate in South Africa

South Africa must finalise a policy on vaccine mandates for certain settings and activities as it seeks to fully reopen its coronavirus-battered economy, the nation’s ruling party said.

January 9, 2022
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‘Flurona’ is coronavirus plus the flu – here’s what you should know

It’s been dubbed flurona: when a person is infected with the influenza virus and the Covid-19 coronavirus, either simultaneously or back-to-back.

January 7, 2022
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Mauritius lifts travel ban on South Africa

The island nation of Mauritius has lifted its travel ban on South Africa as fears of the Omicron variant and its spread begin to subside.

January 7, 2022
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France removes South Africa from scarlet red list

France has removed South Africa from its scarlet red list as ongoing concerns around the Omicron Covid-19 variant subside.

January 6, 2022
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