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South African study calms fears of harsher new version of Omicron variant

The rapidly spreading omicron BA.2 subvariant doesn’t cause significantly more severe disease than the original version, according to a South African study that appears to allay fears it causes har...

February 17, 2022
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103 countries you can travel to visa-free on a South African passport – and where you can’t go to due to travel restrictions

Henley & Partners has published its latest passport index for 2021, outlining the countries that South Africans can travel to visa-free right now.

February 16, 2022
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This airline plans new squeeze on legroom with record number of seats

A Philippine airline that holds the record for cramming the most seats into a plane is set to do it again with a new Airbus SE jet.

February 15, 2022
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When the fifth Covid-19 wave is expected to hit South Africa: expert

South Africa is likely to see its next wave of Covid-19 infections within the coming months, says epidemiologist Professor Salim Abdool Karim.

February 15, 2022
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The era of pandemic restrictions is fast coming to an end

The era of coronavirus restrictions is fading away, but that doesn’t mean Covid-19 is gone.

February 14, 2022
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Preparing for new variants: Here’s what Covid has next in store for the world

As a virus-weary world limps through the third year of the outbreak, experts are sending out a warning signal: Don’t expect omicron to be the last variant we have to contend with — and don’t let yo...

February 14, 2022
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South Africa to fast-track regulations for the local cannabis industry

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the government will fast-track regulations for the cannabis industry in South Africa.

February 10, 2022
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South Africa plans to end state of disaster as it enters ‘new phase’ of pandemic: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa’s state of disaster will be lifted once other measures to regulate and manage the Covid-19 response are finalised.

February 10, 2022
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New Omicron variant nearly 100% dominant in South Africa

The omicron BA.2 sub-variant makes up almost 100% of new coronavirus infections in South Africa, Tulio de Oliveira, a bio-informatics professor who runs gene-sequencing institutions and advises the...

February 10, 2022
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Health regulator registers Chinese Sinopharm Covid vaccine for use in South Africa

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has registered the Chinese-made Sinopharm Covid vaccine for use in adults over the age of 18 in South Africa.

February 7, 2022
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The ‘real’ value of the rand in 2022 – according to the Big Mac index

The Economist has published its Big Mac Index for 2022, showing how the rand continues to be one of the most undervalued currencies globally, relative to the US dollar.

February 6, 2022
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South African Police Service resumes recruitment and training of 7,000 young officers

The South African Police Service (SAPS) said it has decided to resume the 2019/2020 Basic Police Learning Development Programme (BLDP) intake.

February 6, 2022
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