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Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

S. Africa welcomes experts from WHO

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South African National Department of Health on Wednesday welcomed the arrival of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). The department's spokesperson...
Covid

Impact of Digitalisation on Africa’s Energy Sector in a Post COVID World

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COVID-19’s negative repercussions on Africa’s economies have highlighted the importance of achieving energy security to be capable of enduring pandemics and realising a post-crisis...

Equatorial Guinea hold discussions with African Energy Chamber and updates on energy developments during...

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Last week, the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) held a bilateral discussion with the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, led by H.E...
Presence of UN troops is the only large-scale security measure in CAR. Major contributors are Rwanda, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Cameroon troops patrol the center of Bozoum during the regional Mining Center opening. Unfortunately, is possible that the center will attract attention of armed groups.

UN: 60 people reportedly killed in Sudan’s restive Darfur region

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Over 60 people were reported killed and some 60 more injured in an armed attack in the Sudanese region of Darfur, the UN Office...
South Africa

South African government launches integrated approach to spur development

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The South African government on Saturday committed to use the District Development Model (DDM) to boost development in an integrated way with all levels...
banks

South Africa slashes repo rates by 25 basis points

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South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday lowered the repo rate by 25 basis points, taking the rate to a...
South Africa

COVID-19 threatens survival of South Africa SMEs

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South African government on Thursday expressed concern that some of the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may not survive the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
tourism

South Africa’s tourism sector optimistic about revival

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South Africa's tourism sector is using the COVID-19 era to improve their services and resume on a higher note, the South African Tourism (SAT)...
Corruption

South Africa’s corruption in the health sector affecting service delivery – NGO

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Corruption in South Africa is affecting service delivery in the health sector particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, said South Africa's Corruption Watch on Wednesday...
Dead Bodies

South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Andrew Mlangeni dies at 95

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South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni has died at the age of 95. President Cyril Ramaphosa described the death as "the end of...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president pays tribute to late Zindzi Mandela

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As tributes continued pouring in following the death of South Africa's ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela, President Cyril Ramaphosa said her passing was saddening. ...
Face Masks

South Africa fines pharmacy chain for jacking up mask prices

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South Africa's Competition Tribunal has fined Dis-Chem Pharmacies 1.2 million rand (70,300 U.S. dollars) for charging exorbitant prices for surgical masks during the COVID-19...
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South Africa’s consumer index declines to 35 year low

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South Africa's consumer confidence index (CCI) declined sharply in the second quarter of 2020 to lowest level since 1985, according to First National Bank's...
Arms

South African police destroy over 30,000 firearms

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The South African police on Tuesday destroyed over 30,000 firearms, said the law enforcement agents. The police said the guns were melted...
South African National Parks (SANParks)

South Africa plans phased resumption of overnight accommodation in national parks

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The South African National Parks (SANParks) authority said on Friday that it is preparing to recall its hospitality staff for a phased re-opening of...
Depression manifests in many different forms

South African Reserve Bank governor warns of another depression

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The COVID-19 pandemic's impact on economy is likely to be like the Great Depression, said South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday. ...
black lives matter

Thousands march to U.S. missions in South Africa over police brutality

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Demonstrators gathered outside U.S. missions in several South African cities on Monday to voice their concern about police brutality and racism in the...
AFCON tourism

South African tourism sector calls for early risk-adjusted opening of international market

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The South Africa's tourism private-sector on Thursday called for earlier phased risk-adjusted reopening of international market as early as September 2020. "South...
FILE PHOTO: The buildings with the logos of three of South Africa's biggest banks, ABSA, Standard Bank and First National Bank (FNB) are seen against the city skyline in Cape Town, South Africa, September 3, 2017.REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

South African competition commission submits new charge sheet against 28 banks

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South Africa's Competition Commission has submitted a new charge sheet to Competition Tribunal against 28 banks, accusing them of manipulating trading in the rand-dollar...
Schools Closed

South African teachers unions and school government bodies oppose school reopening

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Five teachers' unions and three school governing body associations said schools are not ready to reopen next Monday, calling on those who are ready...
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Officials call on Africa continent to support A strategy to fight against COVID-19

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Officials on Thursday called on the Africa continent to follow the strategy and guidance from the African Union(AU)and other professional organizations to fight against...
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South African union raises concerns over rising number of COVID-19 cases in mining sector

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With 196 COVID-19 positive cases reported at the AngloGold Ashanti Mponeng mine near Carletonville, west of Johannesburg, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said...
Paramount Group

COVID-19 crisis: Paramount Group supports Ghanaians with food relief in South Africa

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Paramount Group, the global aerospace and technology company, continues its efforts to support South Africa and Sub Saharan African countries afflicted by the ongoing...
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)

Contraband smuggling rises in South Africa

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South African Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday told a media briefing that there was an increase of liquor and tobacco smuggling on the...
South African airways

South Africa’s labor unions call for probe into airline business rescue practitioners

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Major unions at South African Airways (SAA) on Monday called for a forensic investigation into the expenditure at the carrier since the airline's business...
NGO

Correctional services in South Africa working with NGO to fight COVID-19

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With about 600 COVID-19 cases identified in prisons, South African Department of Correctional Services on Monday said it is working with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)...
small enterprises

South Africa introduces regulations to protect small enterprises

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South African Competition Commission on Monday moved to protect the small enterprises from bigger ones by issuing the Price Discrimination and Buyer Power Guidelines. ...
E-commerce

South Africa’s gazettes e-commerce regulations during lockdown

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South Africa Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) on Thursday released a gazette, allowing the sale of all goods online except alcohol and...
Citizens line up outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2, 2020. The spread of COVID-19 continued unabated in South Africa on Thursday, with 82 new cases reported, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

COVID-19 forces South Africa’s trade activity index to plummet

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The South African seasonally adjusted trade activity index (TAI) declined by 11 points to 26 in April compared with March, said South African Chamber...
Workers at Phoenix Metals Ltd push bags of minerals after weighing them at the plant yesterday. (John Mbanda)

South African mineral sector implementing programs to tackle COVID-19

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The Minerals Council of South Africa on Wednesday said the industry has adjusted their programs to prevent COVID-19 infection while growing the economy. ...