JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s high rate of unemployment has cast a pall over Youth Day, the holiday honoring the 45th anniversary of the Soweto student protests which played a key role in ending apartheid, the previous regime of racist, minority rule. On June 16, 1976, thousands of Black students in Johannesburg’s Soweto township demonstrated against the imposition of the Dutch-based Afrikaans language in schools.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Confronted with a rapid surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, South Africa has returned to tighter restrictions on public gatherings and liquor sales, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Tuesday night. The new infections threaten the health systems in several parts of the country, said Ramaphosa in a nationally televised address.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged the Group of Seven countries to help finance the World Health Organization's programme to boost COVID-19 testing, diagnostics and vaccines, the presidency said on Sunday. Ramaphosa, who has joined a summit of the club of rich democracies in England and addressed them on Saturday, said the G7 countries, which together account for more than half of global output, should support the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator to plug the $16.8 billion funding gap for this year.
South Africa's Lions franchise have been forced to cancel their final fixture in the Rainbow Cup due to COVID-19 infections in their squad just three weeks before they host the British & Irish Lions in Johannesburg. The side were due to play the Stormers at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, but a resurgence of COVID-19 infections in their Gauteng province home over the last week has now hit the team.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has been gripped by the mystery of whether a woman has, as has been claimed, actually given birth to 10 babies, in what would then be the world's first recorded case of decuplets. Gosiame Thamara Sithole from the Tembisa township near Johannesburg gave birth to the babies on Monday, according to the Pretoria News newspaper which quoted the parents.
The babies — seven boys and three girls — have not made a public appearance or been captured on camera, prompting skepticism. JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has been gripped by the mystery of whether a woman has, as has been claimed, actually given birth to 10 babies, in what would then be the world’s first recorded case of decuplets.
There is no rule as to what makes a bottle of wine taste great, but Matt has plenty of experience. It’s a question I’ve often been asked. Though I’m sure I’d been drinking wine for some time, I do remember the wine that made me stop, think, and wonder.
One of the world's largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than 50 million people in Africa. It’s a first-of-its-kind effort for a Western nonprofit to bolster Africa’s lagging vaccination campaign amid widespread fears of a third wave of infections on the continent.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The foundation of FW de Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid president and a Nobel laureate, denied media reports Tuesday that his health was “rapidly deteriorating” after he was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. De Klerk announced on his 85th birthday in March that he was suffering from mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the tissue that lines the lungs.
“It’s been a wild ride,” admits Sumayya Vally, the youngest architect of a Serpentine Pavilion yet. Her practice Counterspace revealed its winning 2020 design only for Covid-19 to pounce weeks later. Forced to return to Johannesburg where her father almost succumbed to the virus and her fellow directors left the South African architecture practice, she has been plotting and planning long-distance ahead of this week’s pavilion opening.
As night falls over a leafy Johannesburg suburb in South Africa, private security guards step into camouflage clothing and load their rifles, preparing to set about on a night patrol. A commander briefs the men in the gym of the company's headquarters, reviewing interventions that occurred during the previous 12-hour shift.
Put unwanted wheelchairs, zimmers, crutches and walking sticks to good use Rotary in Frome is calling for any privately owned unwanted mobility aids to reuse them by exporting them to the needy in South Africa. The charity is collecting donations of old wheelchairs, mobility scooters, zimmer frames, crutches, bath lifts and exporting them to Johannesburg.
Akhona Matshoba and Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Researchers in South Africa are working on a potentially new method to deter rhino poachers and smugglers by using radioactive markers to make smuggled horns detectable at global ports of entry and less desirable to buyers. South Africa is home to the world's largest rhino population but has battled poaching for decades.
Aubrey Boshoga, 48, was violently murdered over the weekend, and his body was discovered outside his house in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Instagram/@aubreyboshoga) Talented LGBT+ artist and flight attendant Aubrey Boshoga was brutally murdered over the weekend, and his body was discovered outside his home in South Africa.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday that his country will return to stricter lockdown measures in the face of a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases that indicate the virus is “surging again” in Africa’s worst-affected nation.
JOHANNESBURG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Namibia could soon scrap a colonial-era law that criminalises gay sex between men, the justice minister said on Friday, calling the legislation "outdated and discriminatory". The law is rarely enforced in the Southern African country and is among several dozen laws that the government will consider abolishing following recommendations by a reform commission.
ORANGE FARM, South Africa (AP) — Spry and gray-haired, many dressed in their Sunday best or colorful African prints — and all sporting masks — dozens of South Africans aged 60 and over gathered at a government health clinic outside Johannesburg to get their COVID-19 shots.
Around 200 sex workers took to the streets of Johannesburg on Thursday to demand prostitution be decriminalised. "This is what I wear to work," Dudu Dlamini, clad in hiking boots and a long dress, told AFP. "No high heels or short skirts."
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma began Wednesday more than 25 years after some of his alleged offenses. Zuma, who was president from 2009 until he was forced out in 2018 amid multiple graft scandals, pleaded not guilty to corruption, racketeering, fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering at Pietermaritzburg High Court.
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