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World Feb 24South Africa to spend $712 million on mass vaccination drive
South Africa plans to spend $712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 million people to control the country’s COVID-19 battle and get the economy to rebound from its decline of 7.2% last year.
World Sep 07Southern Africa’s increased food insecurity blamed on climate, COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with climate change and the struggling economies of several countries, are the main causes of the food insecurity.
World Sep 03South African health care workers protest, threaten strike
More than 100 South African healthcare workers have protested against poor working conditions and urged the government to end corruption in the purchase of COVID-19 personal protective equipment.
Nation Aug 27South Africa police accused of abuse after teen is killed
South African police have clashed with protesters demonstrating against the alleged killing of a 16-year-old boy by local policemen in Eldorado Park, an area of Soweto near Johannesburg.
World Apr 21South Africa announces $26 billion to help struggling nation
South Africa’s president has announced an “extraordinary budget” of $500 billion rand ($26 billion) to address the huge socioeconomic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Mar 27South Africa has first death as lockdown begins
Security forces screamed at people on the streets after midnight in downtown Johannesburg, and homeless people scattered. But people later gathered in crowded townships, with some drinking and children playing.
World Mar 23South Africa to go into 3-week nationwide lockdown
South Africa, Africa's most industrialized economy and a nation of 57 million people, will to go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting Thursday to try to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the president said Monday.
World Mar 15Several African nations roll out measures to fight virus
Several African countries have announced sweeping restrictions to try to contain the steady spread of the coronavirus, which has reached at least 25 of Africa's 54 countries.
Economy Feb 13South Africa seeks more renewable energy amid power cuts
South Africans have been outraged by rolling power cuts in the current mid-summer that also have worried investors.
Arts Feb 11Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The founder of the South African multi-Grammy-Award-winning music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala, has died at age 78, the state broadcaster reported Tuesday. Shabalala died at a hospital in the capital, Pretoria, Tuesday morning, his family…