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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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S. Africa moves to address congestions at border posts

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South Africa will deploy additional immigration and health officials, and inspectors at the country's border posts to ease congestion starting on Jan. 2,...
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Almost 20 firearms stolen in S. Africa

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The South African police on Monday said unidentified people broke into security company premises in Polokwane and stole 18 firearms between Saturday night and...
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S. Africa arrests 13 poachers

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South African rangers have arrested a total of 13 suspected poachers in Cape Town last week, said South African National Parks (SANParks) on Tuesday. ...
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S. Africa experiences crime decline due to lockdown

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South Africa experienced some decline in many different crimes between July and September because of the national lockdown meant to combat COVID-19, said South...

Mozambican inmates repatriated from South Africa amid pandemic

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Some 367 Mozambican individuals serving their sentences in the neighboring South Africa were repatriated on Thursday, following the actions by South Africa to...

Violence in anti-racism protests draws condemnation in South Africa

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South African political organizations on Monday condemned violence in ongoing anti-racism protests across the country. This came after supporters of the radical...
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South Africa launches initiative to help facilitate exports

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The South African government on Monday launched an mechanism to help remove barriers for enterprises other countries. The Department of...
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

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The South African government on Monday lamented alcohol abuse which it said dampens efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19. "Tragically,...
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South Africa to promote development of taxi sector

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South Africa's Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula launched the National Taxi Lekgotla Public Discourse platform on Thursday, saying that the taxi sector should be...
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South Africa’s COVID-19 recovery rate reaches 75.9 percent

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South Africa's COVID-19 recovery rate has reached 75.9 percent, with the number of recoveries currently standing at 432,029, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on...
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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. Africa commended for advocating universal access to medical tools against COVID-19

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Doctors without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday commended South Africa for advocating the removal of intellectual property (IP) barriers that stand in the way...
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Updates: South Africa records highest number of daily COVID-19 cases

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - OTTAWA -- The...
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Zimbabwe extends COVID-19 lockdown by 14 days, allows citizens in S. Africa to return...

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Zimbabwe has extended its COVID-19 lockdown by another 14 days to May 3, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced Sunday. The government imposed a 21-day lockdown from...
Call For Easing Alcohol Restriction Sale Condemned In S Africa

Call for easing alcohol restriction sale condemned in South Africa

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The Gauteng Liquor Forum's call to lift the ban on liquor or alcohol sales has been condemned by political parties and citizens in South...
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South Africa to conduct mass community testing for COVID-19

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South Africa will conduct mass community testing for coronavirus as cases continued to rise, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Friday. An...
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Confirmed COVID-19 cases surge to 116 in South Africa

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South Africa on Wednesday reported 31 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the tally to 116, as local transmissions increased. Among the new patients, there has...
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Sub-Saharan Africa records over 100 COVID-19 cases with South Africa most affected

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by Xinhua writers Wang Xiaopeng, Gao Yuan and Zheng Yangzi The number of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases has passed 100 in...
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Four more people test positive for COVID-19 in South Africa

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South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans had tested positive for the COVID-19. This brings...
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Third COVID-19 case in South Africa confirmed

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South Africa has confirmed the third COVID-19 case, said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday. The third patient is the wife of...
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Six shot dead in South Africa’s Cape Town

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Unidentified gunmen opened fire randomly at a dwelling in Cape Town early Sunday, killing six people and injuring seven others in the dwelling, police...
Cover of the report “China's Fight Against COVID-19 Epidemic: A Decisive Campaign” by the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) Photo: Courtesy of the SIIS

South Africa reports first case of COVID-19

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South Africa on Thursday reported the first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus. "The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed that a...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk past electricity pylons as they return from work in Orlando, Soweto township, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Stable electricity supply holds key to South Africa’s economic growth

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A stable supply of electricity will be the number one task for the South African government, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday, amid...
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Ratings agency cutting South Africa’s growth outlook not surprise

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A South African expert on Tuesday said ratings agency Moody's decision to slash the country's growth forecast to below 1 percent for this year...
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South Africa’s former president capture site turned into museum

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South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela's capture site has been turned into a museum which would educate tourists about the history of the country's...
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Using pension fund to pay Eskom’s debt sparks controversy in South Africa

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There has been mixed reaction towards South African labor federation Cosatu's proposal that state employees pension funds should be used to pay 250 billion...
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South Africa sees continued decline in rhino poaching

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Rhino poaching continues to decline in South Africa as additional steps are taken to effectively deal with the crime, Minister of Environment, Forestry...
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Rolling power blackouts to hit South Africa again

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Rolling power blackouts will be implemented later Thursday to avoid the collapse of the national grid, power utility Eskom announced. "The power...
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South Africa arrests farmer for knowingly spreading foot and mouth disease

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The South African police have arrested a farmer for knowingly spreading the foot and mouth disease (FMD), said the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform...