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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.

Several African Countries Reimpose Restrictions While COVID-19 Cases Rise

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International debates continue over universal access to vaccines and other treatments In at least three Southern African Development Community (SADC) states a number of high-profile...
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MTN supports African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme with US$25 million

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In a unique public/private partnership, MTN, Africa’s leading mobile network, has announced a donation of US$25 million to support the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme....
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ANC to focus on defeating COVID-19, rebuilding economy in 2021 – Cyril Ramaphosa,

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African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday night that the party's main focus in 2021 is to defeat COVID-19 and...
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Africa in Review 2020: Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic and the World Capitalist Crisis

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From South Africa to Morocco the virus has presented challenges compounding the legacy of imperialism In the Republic of South Africa, a new variant of...
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South Africa’s president says vaccine serum to be produced in country

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As the world searches for a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, South Africa is to be among the places where a serum will be...
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S. Africa president says giving urgent attention to poor public transport

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The South African government "is giving urgent attention" to inadequate public transport in the country amid rising taxi violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on...
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S. African president’s economic recovery plan welcomed

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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...
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South Africa eases restrictions, opens borders as virus cases slow

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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...
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South African president voices concern over impact of COVID-19 on media sector

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday voiced concern over the heavy losses inflicted on South Africa's media by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is...
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)

South African president promises not to let women down amid rising gender-based violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday promised not to let women down as gender-based violence claimed more lives of women in the country. ...
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35 artists arrested for blocking busy highway in South Africa

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A total of 35 South Africans were arrested on Wednesday and two trucks impounded after artists blocked the busy N3 highway while protesting...
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

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Corruption will dent the image of South Africa's reputation as a credible investment designation, said the Minerals Council South Africa on Thursday. ...
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South African president mobilizes society to curb gender-based violence

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Amid a surge in gender-based violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday tried to mobilize the whole society to curb the scourge. "The...
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

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Gripped by corruption scandals, the South African government on Wednesday published a full list of all companies who have been awarded contracts for the...
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South African experts urge president to send corrupt officials to prison

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As South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa conceded the ruling party was "deeply implicated in corruption" and promised to dismantle...
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South African president reprimands finance minister for interfering in Zambia’s internal affairs

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has "strongly reprimanded" Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for criticising the removal of Zambia's Central Bank Governor Denny Kalyalya, the Presidency said...
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South Africa’s ruling party deeply implicated in corruption – Ramaphosa

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been and remains deeply implicated in the country's corruption problem, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. ...
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Government revenues in Africa are estimated to drop in 2020 – Cyril Ramaphosa

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Government revenues in Africa are estimated to drop in 2020 by $45 billion, from the pre-COVID forecast, the African Union (AU) Chairperson, President Cyril...
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Cyril Ramaphosa reiterates AU’s commitment to successful implementation of the AfCFTA

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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...
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South African president warns against complacency as country further eases COVID-19 lockdown

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday warned against complacency as the country is about to further ease the COVID-19 lockdown. The further easing of restrictions "is...
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South African police arrest over 290,000 for violating lockdown rules in 3 months

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South African police have arrested a total of 298,252 in the country for breaking lockdown rules from April 1 to June 30, said the...
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South African president outlines steps to economically emancipate women

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday outlined a series of steps to economically emancipate South African women gripped by both the COVID-19 pandemic and gender-based...
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Tutu warns of turbulence in South Africa if corruption not dealt with

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu warned on Saturday that the country could be plunged into turbulence if corruption is not death...
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S. African president appoints committee to probe alleged COVID-19 corruption

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday appointed a committee to probe allegations of corruption associated with the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee, chaired...
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South African president warns against corrupt officials taking advantage of COVID-19

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President Cyril Ramaphosa warned on Monday that corrupt officials taking advantage of the COVID-19 for personal profits will be dealt with "decisively and harshly." In...
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South Africa launches new website to help curb surge in farm murders

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South Africa has launched a website on "Stop Farm Attacks" with the aim of seeking more public support in efforts to curb an...
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South Africans divided over school closure amid COVID-19

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The decision to close public schools again amid COVID-19 has sparked conflicting views in South Africa, hard hit by the pandemic. In line with the...
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More than 6,000 prisoners released in S. Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic

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South Africa had released over 6,000 inmates in a bid to reduce COVID-19 transmissions in prisons, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Wednesday. ...
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South Africa sets out penalty for people not wearing masks in public places

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South Africa will penalize people for not wearing masks in public places as part of efforts to curb the rapid spread of the COVID-19...
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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. ...