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South African president says minister withdraws attack on judges

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa said tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu apologised for a series of articles criticizing the nation’s judiciary. The minister denied the president’s statement.

January 21, 2022
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5 important things happening in South Africa today

Electricity prices could be increasing by even more than expected; IEB matric results are out; scientists say lockdown should end and common sense should prevail; red flags raised over state capture witnesses and whistleblowers’ safety.

January 19, 2022
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Omicron may cut future severity of Coronavirus, study shows

A strong wave of coronavirus infections driven by the Omicron variant could hasten the end of pandemic disruptions as it appears to cause less severe illness and provides protection against the delta variant, South Africa-based researchers said.

January 19, 2022
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South Africa’s controversial driving laws face long road ahead: report

The High Court ruling invalidating South Africa’s controversial new driving laws may stop the rollout in its tracks – but legal experts warn that the process is far from over.

January 16, 2022
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From pandemic to endemic: Covid forecast for 2022

After two years of contagion and death, Covid is shifting again. Omicron is spreading faster than any previous variant, but it’s also proving less malevolent. There’s growing talk that the worst pandemic of the past century may soon be known in another way — as endemic.

January 15, 2022
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Massive emigration wave expected to hit South Africa and other countries

Before the pandemic struck, it had become substantially easier to travel, study, work, do business, and settle abroad. Two years later, much of humanity is aching to get moving again, and not just in response to Covid, says Dr. Christian Kaelin, chairman of Henley & Partners.

January 11, 2022
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Omicron study in South Africa points to end of acute pandemic phase

A South African study from the epicenter of the world’s omicron surge offers a tantalizing hint that the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic may be ending.

January 8, 2022
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South Africa has changed its strategy on Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions – here’s why it makes sense

In the final days of 2021 the South African government eased its Covid regulations. On December 30th the government scrapped a curfew that had been in place since March 2020.

January 7, 2022
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South Africa excess deaths peak at fraction of previous Covid variants

South African excess deaths, regarded as a true indication of the impact of Covid-19, have peaked during the Omicron-driven wave of infections at a fraction of the numbers seen in outbreaks caused by earlier variants.

January 6, 2022
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Jacob Zuma’s name mentioned more than 150 times in Zondo report

Former South African president Jacob Zuma was at the center of a looting spree at state institutions, a judicial inquiry found, upping pressure on authorities to prosecute him.

January 5, 2022
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South Africa’s spectrum auction faces further delay as Telkom heads to court

Network operator Telkom has approached the country’s High Court seeking an urgent order to prevent telecoms regulator ICASA from holding a spectrum auction in March.

January 5, 2022
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South Africa state capture report advises on a way forward

A South African judicial commission that’s been investigating graft identified a litany of failings by the state and made a number of suggestions on how they should be fixed.

January 5, 2022
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