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S.African health regulator probes 28 deaths recorded after jabs
Johannesburg, July 23 (IANS) The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) said it was probing the deaths of 28 people who apparently died after being administered with a Covid-19 vaccine.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Death toll in S.Africa unrest rises to 337
Johannesburg, July 23 (IANS) The death toll from the week-long violent protests and looting across South Africa, which were triggered following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, has increased to 337, according to a government official.
2021-07-23
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S.Africa to prioritise prosecution of suspects for violence
Johannesburg, July 18 (IANS) South African Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola unveiled directions to fast track trials of those who were involved in the looting and public violence since July 7.
2021-07-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
212 people dead in violent S.African protests
Johannesburg, July 17 (IANS) At least 212 people have died in the violent protests in South African that erupted in the wake of former President Jacob Zuma's arrest on July 7, an official announced.
2021-07-17
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
117 killed in violent protests in S.Africa
Johannesburg, July 16 (IANS) A total of 117 people have lost their lives during violent protests which have been taking place for a week in South Africa, said Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni.
2021-07-16
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
South African cricket was controlled by 'big five': Telemachus
Johannesburg, July 16 (IANS) Former South African pacer Roger Telemachus has said that during his playing days, his countrys cricket was controlled by a group of white players, who were referred to as 'big five'.
2021-07-16
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Indian-origin residents in S.Africa arm to defend themselves
Durban, July 16 (IANS) Indian-origin residents in South Africa have organised armed groups to defend their families and businesses following the ongoing mob violence in the country since July 7.
2021-07-16
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
S.Africa's Western Cape allays fear over alleged threats to malls
Cape Town, July 16 (IANS) Authorities in South Africa's Western Cape province have reassured the public over their safety, as information on threats to various malls emerged amid the ongoing unrest in the country.
2021-07-16
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S.Africa plans to deploy 25,000 soldiers to quell unrest
Johannesburg, July 15 (IANS) South Africa's Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the government has planned to deploy about 25,000 soldiers to deal with the ongoing unrest in the country.
2021-07-15
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S.African beach closed after shark attack
Johannesburg, July 15 (IANS) Authorities in South Africa's Kouga municipalitysaid the beach area in Jeffreys Bay has been partly closed after a surfer was attacked by a shark.
2021-07-15
Category: International, South Africa,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
S.Africa: 72 killed in violence over jailing of ex-prez Zuma
Cape Town, July 14 (IANS) At least 72 people have been killed in South Africa after violence engulfed parts of the country following the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma.
2021-07-14
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S.Africa deploys army to curb violent protests
Johannesburg, July 13 (IANS) The South African government has deployed the army in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to help curb the violent protests and looting.
2021-07-13
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S.Africa to remain at lockdown level 4 due to resurgence
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) As South Africa is still reeling a third wave of Covid-19 pandemic-that is more severe than the first and second, the country will remain at adjusted level 4 of lockdown for another 14 days, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a televised address to the nation.
2021-07-12
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
South African police arrest 62 after violent protests
Johannesburg, July 12 (IANS) The South African police said that they have arrested 62 people on Sunday in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng Province as people protested against the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma.
2021-07-12
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Covid in advanced HIV patients can pave way for dangerous mutations
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) The Beta Covid variant in patients with advanced HIV can create conditions that can lead to evolution of dangerous mutations in SARS-CoV-2, researchers have warned.
2021-07-11
Category: International, South Africa,National,Health/Medicine
S.African Prez calls for calm amid violence following Zuma's incarceration
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for calm after some people looted shops and burnt trucks calling for the release of former leader Jacob Zuma.
2021-07-11
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Court dismisses Zuma's bid to stay out of jail
Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) Former South African President Jacob Zuma's bid to stay out of prison was dismissed by the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
2021-07-10
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Ex-S.African Prez Zuma begins prison sentence
Johannesburg, July 9 (IANS) South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma has spent the first night of his 15-month imprisonment sentence for contempt of court at the Estcourt Correctional Centre in KwaZulu-Natal, an official confirmed here.
2021-07-09
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Ex-S.African president Zuma hands himself over to police
Cape Town, July 8 (IANS) South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has handed himself in to police to begin serving a 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court.
2021-07-08
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
South Africa starts vaccinating police
Johannesburg, July 6 (IANS) South Africa launched the vaccination of police officers with J&J vaccine to protect the police who are at the frontline in enforcing regulations.
2021-07-06
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Human shield outside former S Afr President's home to prevent arrest
Cape Town, July 4 (IANS) Former South African President Jacob Zuma's followers have gathered outside his house on Sunday in order to prevent his possible arrest, media reports said.
2021-07-04
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
SA court agrees to hear ex-Prez Zuma's application
Johannesburg, July 4 (IANS) South Africa's Constitutional Court has spared former President Jacob Zuma's from going to the jail for now by accepting his urgent application, and scheduled the next hearing on July 12.
2021-07-04
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S.Africa approves use of China's Sinovac Covid vaccine
Johannesburg, July 4 (IANS) The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on Saturday announced that it had authorized the use of the CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech.
2021-07-04
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Uganda strives for additional vaccines as Covid-19 surges
Kampala, July 3 (IANS) Ugandan authorities said that if they could immunise more than 21 million people, or nearly half the population, Covid-19 would be put at bay.
2021-07-03
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Ex-S.African Prez sentenced to jail (Ld)
Johannesburg, June 29 (IANS) The South African Constitutional Court on Tuesday found former President Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to a 15-month jail term.
2021-06-29
Category: International, South Africa,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Former SA cricket team manager Goolam Rajah passes away
Johannesburg, June 29 (IANS) Former South African cricket team manager Goolam Rajah, who toured with the team for nearly two decades starting 1992, died of Covid-related complications here. He was 74.
2021-06-29
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Ex-S.African Prez sentenced to jail
Johannesburg, June 29 (IANS) The South African Constitutional Court on Tuesday found former President Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to a 15-month jail term.
2021-06-29
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Delta variant behind 3rd Covid wave in S.Africa
Johannesburg, June 27 (IANS) The Delta variant has been the major contributor to South Africa's third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior scientist said.
2021-06-27
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Uganda holds national prayers over pandemic
Kampala, June 26 (IANS) Uganda held a national prayer session over the Covid-19 pandemic as the country is combating a surge of new cases and deaths amid a second wave across the country.
2021-06-26
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Public holiday for Covid national prayers in Uganda
Kampala, June 25 (IANS) Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has declared Friday as a public holiday for Covid-19 national prayers as a second wave of the pandemic continues to affect the east African country.
2021-06-25
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
'S.African woman's claim of giving birth to 10 babies not true'
Johannesburg, June 24 (IANS) The South African woman who claimed of giving birth to 10 babies was not pregnant in the past months, the Gauteng provincial government alleged in a statement.
2021-06-24
Category: International, South Africa,International
S.African military personnel to help hospitals against resurgence
Johannesburg, June 19 (IANS) South Africa has deployed military personnel in hospitals in the province of Gauteng to help fight against a latest Covid-19 resurgence, said Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.
2021-06-19
Category: International, South Africa,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
S.African State Capture Inquiry requests 3-month extension
Johannesburg, June 18 (IANS) South Africa's State Capture Inquiry said it will request the Gauteng High Court to extend the Commission, which is probing allegations of looting and corruption which resulted in billions being stolen during Jacob Zuma's tenure as President, for three months in order to conclude its work in September.
2021-06-18
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Aussie Emma may compete in 8 swimming events in Olympics
Adelaide, June 17 (IANS) Emma McKeon could be the only swimmer from the Australian team to compete in eight events at the Tokyo Olympic Games after she won the 50-meter freestyle on Thursday night to wrap up an outstanding performance at the trials.
2021-06-17
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Other Sports
Finally, Cricket South Africa has a president
Johannesburg, June 12 (IANS) Rihan Richards and Donovan May were elected unanimously the president and vice-president, respectively, of Cricket South Africa (CSA) at its annual general meeting on Saturday, it was announced.
2021-06-12
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
IPL has put Indian cricketers way ahead of their peers: Paddy Upton
Cape Town, June 11 (IANS) Former India mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) has taken Indian cricketers to a different level vis-a-vis their peers across the world.
2021-06-11
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
S.Africa 'technically' enters 3rd Covid wave
Johannesburg, June 11 (IANS) South Africa has "technically" entered the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the country's National Institute for Communicable Diseases said.
2021-06-11
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine
Uganda reopens rhino sanctuary to tourists
Kampala, June 11 (IANS) Uganda's Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary has been reopened to tourists after a management dispute led to its closure weeks ago.
2021-06-11
Category: International, South Africa,Environment/Wildlife
Dozens of kids abducted by militants in Mozambique province
Johannesburg, June 9 (IANS) In Mozambique's troubled province of Cabo Delgado, there have been 51 documented cases of minors being abducted - most of them young girls - over the past year, the charity group Save the Children reported on Wednesday.
2021-06-09
Category: International, South Africa,Politics,Defence/Security
Assimi Goita sworn in as Mali's Transitional President
Bamako, June 8 (IANS) Colonel Assimi Goita, who led a military coup in Mali last month, has been officially sworn in as the West African nation Transitional President.
2021-06-08
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
S.African President will attend G7 meeting in UK
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed his attendance at the G7 Leaders Meeting scheduled for June 11-13 in the UK.
2021-06-08
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Probe launched into racism allegations in S.African school
Johannesburg, June 5 (IANS) The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) said that it has launched an investigation into racism allegations made by students at the Cornwall Hill College in Pretoria.
2021-06-05
Category: International, South Africa,Education,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
S.Africa to implement stricter Covid regulations
Johannesburg, May 31 (IANS) As coronavirus cases have continues to surge, South Africa will move to lockdown level two from Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a televised address.
2021-05-31
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
ICC ODI Super League: Netherlands look to open account vs Ireland
Utrecht (The Netherlands), May 30 (IANS) The Netherlands are looking forward to opening their account in the ICC ODI Super League when they take on Ireland in the opening match here on June 2.
2021-05-30
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Get back to scoring big tons, taking five-fors: Elgar to SA cricketers
Cape Town, May 30 (IANS) South Africa skipper Dean Elgar conceded that the skill level of his team "hasn't been where it should be" and that the players should "get back to scoring big hundreds and taking five-fors like it used to be".
2021-05-30
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
South Africa govt warns against 3rd wave of Covid-19
Johannesburg, May 28 (IANS) The South African government on Thursday warned of an impending third wave of Covid-19 infections, calling on citizens to stick to guidelines and receive vaccines.
2021-05-28
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ex-S.African Prez pleads not guilty to corruption charges
Johannesburg, May 27 (IANS) Former South African President Jacob Zuma has appeared in a court and pleaded not guilty to all the charges of state capture, corruption and fraud against him.
2021-05-27
Category: International, South Africa,Politics
Markram nominated in 3 categories for CSA's annual awards
Johannesburg, May 24 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced the nominations for the annual awards, with 26-year-old prolific run-getter Aiden Markram being nominated in three categories - 'Cricketer of the Year', 'T20 I Cricketer of the Year' and 'Test Cricketer of the Year'.
2021-05-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Aus varsities issue plea for return of int'l students
Adelaide, May 24 (IANS) Universities in the state of South Australia (SA) have issued a plea to the federal government to allow international students to return to the country.
2021-05-24
Category: International, South Africa,Education,Politics
Former pacer Tsotsobe accuses Graeme Smith of racism
Johannesburg, May 20 (IANS) Former South Africa fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe said former captain Graeme Smith had threatened to retire if Thami Tsolekile was selected as wicketkeeper in the national squad. Tsotsobe said that Tsolekile's selection was blocked by Smith so as to stop a black player coming into the fold and AB de Villiers was then made wicketkeeper.
2021-05-20
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket