When King Juan Carlos paid an estimated $60,000 to kill an elephant in Botswana, it caused a major political scandal.
Filmmaker Craig Foster said his relationship with the octopus taught him about life's fragility and our connection with nature and even helped him become a better father.
The drug-making company says their shot was also 100 percent effective in preventing illness among trial participants in South Africa, where a new variant called B1351 is dominant, though the number of those participants was relatively small at 800.
Patrice Motsepe, ranked by Forbes among the richest men in Africa, has been chosen as the new Confederation of African Football (CAF) president after a deal brokered by FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
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.
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