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South African government urged to engage SADC regarding terror threat in Mozambique

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday urged the South African government to urgently engage the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regarding the increasing...
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South African government launches consultations for controversial nuclear program

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The South African government on Sunday launched consultations for its controversial nuclear program amid a worsening energy shortage. The consultations, in the...
Abandoned Baby

S. African government disputes report of rising baby abandonment under lockdown

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The South African government on Friday disputed a newspaper report about increased baby dumping amid a COVID-19 lockdown. The Ministry of Social Development "has no...
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)

South African government to appeal court ruling invalidating some lockdown regulations

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The South African government announced on Thursday that it has decided to appeal a court ruling which declares some of its COVID-19 lockdown regulations...
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)

South African government clarifies guidelines for COVID-19 alert levels

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Harsher lockdown restrictions could be re-introduced at COVID-19 hotspots in South Africa if interventions fail to contain the pandemic in these areas, the government...
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South Africans allowed essential travel abroad amid coronavirus pandemic

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The South African government on Saturday approved essential travel for its nationals who want to return to countries where they are based. Minister of Home...
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South African government highlights role of digital technologies in combatting COVID-19

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The South African government on Sunday marked the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), pledging to enhance digital technologies in combatting COVID-19. ...
Coronavirus

South African government urged to intervene in addressing testing backlogs

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South Africa's Western Cape, the epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, on Friday urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in addressing worsening testing...
malaria

South Africa vows to wipe out malaria while fighting coronavirus

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The South African government on Saturday marked the World Malaria Day by vowing to wipe out the scourge while fighting the coronavirus pandemic. ...
South African rand

South African government urged to monitor abuse of funds

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Corruption Watch, a non-profit organization in South Africa, on Wednesday called on the government to guard against abuse of the R500 billion (26 billion...
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South African government strengthens capacity to monitor fake news about coronavirus

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The government said on Wednesday that it has ramped up its capacity to monitor and respond to misinformation and fake news during the period...
Social South Africa

COVID19: Over 60 South African nationals repatriated from Ghana

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South Africa on Monday repatriated over 60 of its stranded nationals, who want to return home from Accra, which is undergoing a 21-day lockdown...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president rules out austerity path

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The South African government has deliberately decided not to pursue a path of austerity which would have seen deep cuts in spending on the...
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

South African government assures citizens of sufficient food supplies

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The South African government on Tuesday assured the public of sufficient food supplies amid signs of panic buying as a national lockdown looms over...
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South African government rules out travel ban due to COVID-19

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The South African government on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of imposing travel ban due to the spread of coronavirus, at least for now. Decision...
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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South African government hails progress in land reform amid criticism by U.S.

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The South African government on Friday hailed the "steady progress" in its land reform two days after the United States criticized the process as...
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

South African government vows fresh move to address energy crisis

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The South African government on Thursday vowed to take "swift and decisive action" to address the prevailing crisis of energy supply South Africa has to...
Blackouts

South African government ensures energy supply despite worsening electricity crisis

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The South African government on Wednesday ensured energy supply as rolling power blackouts continued unabated in the country. The government commits to...
Electricity

South African government urged to be quick to address worsening power crisis

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The South African government must take immediate steps to address the worsening power crisis, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has said. The...
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South African government welcomes four life sentences against child killer

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The South African government on Thursday welcomed the sentencing of child killer Sibusiso Mpungose who received four life sentences for killing his four...
Anc President Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As Head Of State In The Republic Of South Africa May

South Africa committed to South-South cooperation

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South Africa is committed to work with countries of the South to address the challenges they face, said a South African government official on...
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Rating downgrade pushes South Africa to consider reforms

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The South African government on Saturday pledged to carry out urgent reforms to improve economic performance following the country's credit rating downgrade from stable...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president encourages women to actively participate in decision making structures

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South African government is working to empower women to actively participate in decision making structures, grow their businesses and to make women feel safe...
UNHCR

South African government calls for peaceful dialogue with disgruntled foreign nationals

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The South African government on Wednesday called for peaceful dialogue with disgruntled foreign nationals seeking protection from possible xenophobic attacks. The government...
Technology Growth

South African government urged to start implementing policies to grow economy

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With South Africa's stagnant economic growth projected to grow below 1 percent in 2019, the government has been urged to implement the necessary policies...
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South African government issues US$5 billion bonds in international markets

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The South African government has managed to issue to two bonds worth 5 billion U.S. dollars in international markets, the National Treasury announced on...
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South Africa mulls change of marriage laws

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The South African government on Friday met various stakeholders in order to develop new marriage policy which is non-discriminatory to people of different nationalities,...
South Africa

S. African government concerns about looting of foreigners’ shops

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The South African government on Thursday expressed concerns over the looting of shops owned by foreigners. On Wednesday night several foreigners' shops...
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South African Government outlines plans to deal with racism

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The South African government has launched a national action plan (NAP) to combat rising racism. The NAP is an important tool to prevent and combat...