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‘A ticking time bomb’: Scientists worry about coronavirus spread in Africa

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—Late on Sunday evening, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in a televised address to the nation, declared that COVID-19, the respiratory disease spreading globally, had become a

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African nations close borders to contain coronavirus spread

NAIROBI – Several African countries on Sunday closed borders, canceled flights and imposed strict entry and quarantine requirements to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, which has a foothold

Six more cases of Coronavirus confirmed in South Africa

Six new coronavirus cases in South Africa have been confirmed by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, increasing the number of cases in the country to 13. The cases are in Gauteng,

Suspect arrested for dealing in drugs in Bishop Lavis

WESTERN CAPE – Partnership policing in the Bishop Lavis area stopped a suspect in his tracks on Wednesday morning, 04 March 2020. Visible police members working with Operation Lockdown forces

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South Africa Slips Into Second Recession In Two Years

South Africa slipped into recession in the final three months of 2019, the country’s statistics bureau said on Tuesday, the third recession to hit the country since the end of

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Children born to foreigners in South Africa eligible to apply for citizenship

Children born in South Africa to foreign parents are now eligible to apply for South African citizenship. This is after a 4 year legal battle, the constitutional court concluded the

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Cape Town refugees likely to be removed this weekend

JOHANNESBURG – The verification process of the refugees living in and around GreenMarket Square has been completed. It’s been about four months since these refugees and asylum seekers occupied the

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China commends South Africa for successful efforts in keeping Novel Coronavirus out of the country

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism and the Portfolio Committee on Health today received a briefing from the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the impact of

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Women With HIV Are Being Forcibly Sterilized in South Africa

State hospitals in South Africa have sterilized some pregnant HIV-positive women without their consent, according to an investigation by the government’s Commission for Gender Equality. The investigation was prompted by

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How to turn the tide against South Africa’s crime wave

In February last year South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that his government would pursue five fundamental goals over the next decade. One of these was particularly bold, namely that violent crime