Finance Minister Tito Mboweni unveiled the 2021 fiscal spending plans in an annual national budget speech to parliament, allocating $688 million for coronavirus vaccines amid recovery from pre-pandemic recession.
Rajasthan Royals’ eye-watering offering has smashed the record $2.2M paid for Yuvraj Singh by Delhi Daredevils in 2015.
An iconic figure of anti-racism, Nelson Mandela, the leader of a movement to end South African apartheid, was released from prison on 11 February, 1990.
South Africa will start vaccinating health workers with Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine in the form of an “implementation study” with researchers next week.
South Africa received one million AstraZeneca doses last week and had hoped to start vaccinating health workers soon but results that are yet to be peer-reviewed show minimal protection against mild or moderate infection from the B.1.351 variant.
The global consulting powerhouse has been in trouble for giving bad advice and working with corrupt entities.
South Africa’s Health Ministry says the decision is based on a trial that found the vaccine offers limited protection for the more contagious variant circulating in the country.
Vaccine efficacy may be reduced by the latest mutation, dubbed E484K.
Experienced batsman Faf du Plessis says South Africa must master the unfamiliar conditions and home captain Babar Azam when they play their first test in Pakistan since 2007 in the opening match of a two-game series that starts in Karachi on Tuesday.
South Africa will pay $5.25 for each dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, whereas European Union members will pay just $2.16 for it.
Activist Joanie Fredericks' ladies only taxi service launched last week has already received calls from women requesting a ride to work that will keep them safe.
International cricket was suspended in Pakistan following a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. Test cricket was revived in the country in late 2019 when Sri Lanka toured for two tests.
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