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.
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.
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.
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.
South Africa has identified a new variant of the novel coronavirus, which authorities believe is driving a surge in Covid-19 infections there. But are these concerns justified?
The series had been scheduled to start on Friday but was delayed after an unnamed South African player tested positive for Covid-19.
Adolf Hitler Uunona, a newly elected municipal councillor for Ompundja constituency in northern Namibia, says he was perplexed that people were intrigued by his being named after one of the world's most notorious dictators.
The world champions are withdrawing two weeks before kick-off, citing player welfare concerns and logistical difficulties after Covid-19 made it harder for international players to travel.
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