Home Tags

Tag: ​​​South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa

S. African president’s economic recovery plan welcomed

0
South Africa's economists and labor sector on Thursday welcomed a new economic recovery plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying it could boost the...
flights

Flights to South Africa resume after six-month pandemic hiatus

0
After closing its airspace to commercial flights from abroad for six months due to the pandemic, South Africa is set to open its skies...
Gas Pipelines

South Africa to procure energy from independent producers amid prevailing power crisis

0
The South African government on Friday unveiled a plan to buy energy from independent power producers (IPPs) in a rare move to cope with...
South Africa

South Africa construction sector remains depressed: survey

0
South Africa's civil confidence index of construction sector increased to 11 in the third quarter of 2020, up from the record low of...
Gpha Terminal

GPHA’s unity terminal is 97 per cent complete

0
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority’s (GPHA) new Unity Terminal under construction at Kpone in the Greater Accra Region, is 97 per cent complete. The...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa eases restrictions, opens borders as virus cases slow

0
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced South Africa would be moving to its lowest lockdown level, as Covid-19 cases fall. "We have withstood the coronavirus...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

BRICS stands for rules based on multilateralism: South African official

0
BRICS stands for rules based on multilateralism and governance, South Africa's International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor said here on Wednesday. ...
Covid-19

South Africa further eases COVID-19 restrictions

0
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday further eased COVID-19 restrictions in the country, allowing limited international travel, among others. The...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

South Africa wants COVID-19 vaccines to benefit Africa

0
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa stressed on Thursday that African countries should benefit from the COVID-19 vaccines being developed. The clinical testing...
Semenya

South Africa’s opposition party disappointed at “unfair” ruling on Olympic champion

0
South Africa's largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday voiced disappointment over an "unfair" ruling on the country's Olympic champion Caster Semenya. ...
elephants

Botswana registers no new elephant deaths since June

0
Botswana has recorded no new elephant deaths since June this year, Oduetse Koboto, the permanent secretary in Botswana's ministry of environment, natural resources conservation...
Covid

South Africa launches new app to prevent “second wave” of COVID-19

0
South Africa has launched a new mobile application to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent a possible second wave of the virus, the...
Lagos Abidjan highway

35 artists arrested for blocking busy highway in South Africa

0
A total of 35 South Africans were arrested on Wednesday and two trucks impounded after artists blocked the busy N3 highway while protesting...
VICTORIA FALLS, Aug. 7, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on August 6, 2020 shows Victoria Falls at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Zimbabwe's president on Thursday launched the National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy in Victoria Falls to guide the recovery of tourism sector which was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Wanda)

South Africa launches Tourism Month amid COVID-19

0
The South African government on Monday launched the Tourism Month in the hope of rejuvenating the economy severely battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
South Africa

South Africa making progress in science and innovation – report

0
South Africa is making progress in areas of science and innovation, said a report released by the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) on...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Corruption to dent South Africa as credible investment destination – expert

0
Corruption will dent the image of South Africa's reputation as a credible investment designation, said the Minerals Council South Africa on Thursday. ...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa CDC says 5 African countries account for 72 percent of COVID-19 cases in...

0
The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday disclosed five African countries account for 72 percent of all COVID-19...
Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School

South Africa’s tertiary institutions to end 2020 academic year in February 2021

0
As the risk of COVID-19 still remains, South Africa's tertiary institutions' 2020 academic year will only be completed in 2021, Higher Education, Science and...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

South Africa publishes list of tenders for COVID-19 services amid graft scandals

0
Gripped by corruption scandals, the South African government on Wednesday published a full list of all companies who have been awarded contracts for the...
inflation

South Africa’s inflation rises to 3.2 percent in July

0
South Africa's consumer price index increased more than expected to 3.2 percent in July from 2.2 percent in June, said Statistics South Africa...
HARARE, March 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses the launching ceremony for the country's preparedness and response plan against COVID-19, in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 19, 2020. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday thanked China and other countries for the support they have rendered to Zimbabwe as it steps up its preparedness to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Shaun Jusa/Xinhua)

Zimbabwe’s diplomatic mission in South Africa resumes consular services

0
Zimbabwe's diplomatic mission in South Africa has resumed offering consular services after the South African government recently relaxed some of its lockdown measures...
unemployment

COVID-19 to increase poverty, inequality in South Africa – UNDP

0
COVID-19 will lead to major setbacks in addressing poverty, unemployment and inequality and make many South Africans fall off the middle-class to below the...
JOHANNESBURG, April 4, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A policeman inspects a construction site as some violators sit on the ground in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 3, 2020. A consistently high number of people have been arrested for violating lockdown regulations over COVID-19 in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

Alcohol abuse dampens efforts to curb COVID-19 in South Africa

0
The South African government on Monday lamented alcohol abuse which it said dampens efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. "Tragically,...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 1.18 million amid call to avoid prevention fatigue

0
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,187,937 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 27,779, the Africa Centers...
Covid

Zambia’s copper exports to China affected by regional COVID-19 lockdowns

0
Zambia's copper exports to China have been affected by COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by some countries in the southern African region, an industry body said...
Makeshift Hospital

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.16 million amid call for strong mitigation efforts

0
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa surged to 1,158,217 as the death toll from the pandemic rose to 26,968, the Africa Centers...
Covid-19

AU launches continental campaign to mitigate COVID-19 impact in Africa

0
The African Union (AU) Commission on Thursday launched a flagship campaign to intensify the continental fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic toward protecting African...
Makeshift Hospital

Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide

0
The following are the latest updates on the COVID-19 global confirmed cases in hardest-hit countries by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African private schools to ask for COVID-19 financial relief

0
With more than 50 percent of parents unable to pay their children's school fees at private schools, an umbrella body representing independent schools in...
Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa reiterates AU’s commitment to successful implementation of the AfCFTA

0
The African Union (AU) Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, has reiterated the Union’s commitment to the successful implementation of the African Continental...