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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.

South Africa records highest quarterly unemployment rate since 2008

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South Africa's unemployment rate increased by 1.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 32.5 percent, the highest since 2008, said Statistics South...
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South African matric pass rate drops

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South Africa achieved a 76.2 percent pass rate in the 2020 matric results, down 5.1 percent in comparison to the 2019 results, said the...
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South African Electoral Commission ready for new funding law

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The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) on Friday said they are ready to operationalize the Political Party Funding Act on April 1 to...
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South Africa records 7 rabies cases in 2020 – NICD

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South Africa recorded seven cases of rabies in 2020. This compares to 10 laboratory-confirmed human cases in 2019, said the National Institute for Communicable...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

South African President Ramaphosa delivers New Year message

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South Africans have shown the true meaning of Ubuntu, the universal value of personhood and dignity, in 2020, said President Cyril Ramaphosa in his...
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South African auditor general applauds government for taking action on wrongful COVID-19 handling

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South Africa's auditor general (AG) Tsakani Maluleke on Wednesday applauded the government for taking remedial action against deficiencies in the COVID-19 relief funds. ...
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S. African government thanks media for COVID-19 messages

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The South African government on Monday thanked the media for playing a critical role in information dissemination during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...
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South African president meets with Lesotho PM on ties

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday told the media that Lesotho's Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro's visit to South Africa was a sign of...
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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...
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South African mining fatalities decline by 37 percent in 2019

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A total of 51 people lost their lives in mine accidents in 2019, down 37 percent from the 2018 record of 81 fatalities, said...
Ali Nawaz Leghari, 40, killed the two girls and three boys ? aged between three and 13 ? in a village in the southern Sindh province, some 140 miles north of Karachi.

South Africa announces safety plans to combat crime

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The South African tourism, police, and other stakeholders on Thursday launched some safety plans to ensure visitors are safe upon their visit in the...
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Mobile data prices too high in South Africa

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South Africa's mobile data prices are too high and need to be reduced, said the country's Competition Commission on Monday. The Commission...
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South African parliament condemns refugee violence in Cape Town, Pretoria

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South Africa's Parliament on Monday condemned "in the strongest terms" the acts of violence by refugees in Cape Town and Pretoria. "The...
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South African police remove refugees from UNHCR premises

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South African police on Friday evicted refugees who have been occupying the premises of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in...
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Report shows whites occupy 65 percent of top management positions in South Africa

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South Africa's top management positions are occupied by whites and mostly males, a report launched by the government on Tuesday said. ...

Mo Ibrahim Foundation To Launch 2018 Ibrahim IIAG

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The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is pleased to announce the launch of the 12th annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), taking place on...

South Africa’s president repeats call for land redistribution

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday reiterated the government's quest of land redistribution to bring about equity. "We will intensify our struggle to return...
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S. African Minister Steps Down Over a Misconduct

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South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana resigned on Saturday following allegations that he beat a woman after an argument...
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China and Africa enhance cooperation in health

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China and African countries held a ministerial conference here on Monday with the aim of stepping up China-Africa cooperation in health. Chinese...
South African President Jacob Zuma hosts the Presidential Investor Luncheon and World Economic Forum review in Cape Town, South Africa, on Feb. 9, 2016. South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday the government and business alike should work to ensure that investment should not be allowed to slow down in difficult times. (Xinhua/DOC/Elmond Jiyane)

South African Zuma fires FinMin in cabinet reshuffle

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South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle that affects at least 15 ministers and deputy...
Photo taken on Nov. 20, 2015 shows soidlers arriving at Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali. At least 80 people taken hostage by unidentified gunmen in Radisson Hotel in the Malian capital Bamako have been freed, according to the Malian security ministry. (Xinhua)

People feel unsafe in South Africa – StatsSA

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A survey released by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) on Tuesday show that many people are living in fear of crime in the country. ...
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South African central bank reduces growth forecast for 2017

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The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Tuesday reduced the growth rate forecast for 2017 from 1.2 percent to 1.1 percent while maintaining 1.6...

South Africans standards of living up due to Chinese enterprises

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A report released Thursday shows that Chinese enterprises in South Africa are making positive contributions to the socio-economic well-being of the country. ...

Test for HIV vaccine efficacy goes underway in South Africa

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The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection...
Judge, Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation, Audu Maikori and Member, Board of Innovators, Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation, Funke Opeke, at the event.

African Innovators Urged To Go Beyond Language Barriers

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African innovators should not confine themselves to one language to develop innovations aimed at addressing local needs facing Africa. This emerged on the second day...
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The 2nd African Editors Forum Pretoria

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WE the Pan African editors and press officers of the continent were hosted by the South African Government, at the invitation of the African...

AU Chair to Address Africa Press Officer

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AU Commission Chair, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to address Africa Editors Forum and Press Officers Engagement in Pretoria The African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma...
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S. Africa starts procedure to pull out of ICC

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A written notice has been submitted to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and the withdrawal will take effect one year after the secretary general...
A hostage waits on the balcony for rescue at Radisson Blu hotel, Bamako, Mali, Nov. 20, 2015. At least 22 people were killed on Friday after Malian forces staged a rescue mission to free hostages held by gunmen at Radisson Blu hotel in capital Bamako. Three Chinese citizens were killed and four other rescued in the attack, the Chinese Embassy in Mali confirmed to Xinhua on Friday. (Xinhua)

Two killed in hostage drama in S. Africa

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A shooting incident in a Moreleta Park townhouse complex in Pretoria turned into a hostage situation when a man took several people hostage, police...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Australia to offer drought assistance to Southern Africa

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The Australian Government will provide further support to southern Africa in response to the acute food shortages caused by severe El Niño conditions in...