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South Africa top court sentences Zuma to 15 months imprisonment

South Africa’s top court has found former president Jacob Zuma guilty of “contempt of court” effectively sentencing him to 15 months in prison.  In a majority decision, South Africa’s Constitutional...
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Guinness World Record set as South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

  Birth of 10 twins sets world record.  A South African woman has just given birth to 10 babies breaking a World Record previously held by Halima Cisse, a Malian woman giving birth to nine childre...
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5 South Africa series and films dominating Showmax

The Snail and the whale ‘The Snail and the whale’ is a short animated film that narrates a story about Sally Hawkins, an ambitious snail. This adorable production by Magic Light Pictures has received...
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South African Covid-19 variant reduces vaccine protections

  In the findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine, research proves that the South African Covid-19 variant reduces protection offered by vaccines. The laboratory study reveals a r...
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AstraZeneca vaccine rollout halted over low effectiveness toward South African variant

South Africa has temporarily halted its AstraZeneca vaccination drive after a new study emerged that the jab is not as effective with the new Covid-19 variant. This study was carried out by the Univ...
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South African army ends hijab ban for military service members

  The South African military has overhauled a ban on a policy that prevented Muslim servicewomen to wear the hijab, a religious headscarf. This ended the three-year advocacy for policy change by a...
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South Africa secures 1.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Over a million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India will arrive in January with an additional 500,000 in February. Mkhize disclosed to parliamentarians details of the muc...
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Top Universities in South Africa

South Africa has played host to thousands of students across the continent and beyond, seeking quality higher education from top-class Universities. The Times Higher Education - internationally re...
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Covid-19 cases in South Africa hit 1 million

Covid-19 cases in South Africa are now over 1 million. President Cyril Rhamaphosa is expected to announce new restrictions aimed at slowing the surge. Official Covid-19 cases in South Africa have...
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Covid-19: Tighter restrictions as South Africa hit by a second wave of infections

  South Africa reported 7,999 new covid-19 cases within the past 24 hours sending the country's overall tally to 860,964. 170 deaths reported during the same period rose the death count to 23,2...
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Shudufhadzo Musida is the new Miss South Africa 2020

Musida is currently enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand studying a BA Honours in International Relations. 24-year-old Musida sent joy and jubilation across Vhangani Village after clinching...
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Stranded Humpback whale washes onto a beach near Cape Town

  Residents who veered close to the shores of Strandfontein in Cape Town were greeted by the sight of a huge whale washed ashore at the False Bay coast. Stretching 14.3 meters in length, the hum...
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‘Jerusalema’ captured the world with their dance

‘Jerusalema’ the most shazamed song in the world South African DJ Master KG is the artist behind the sensational hit ‘Jerusalema’ that has become an international phenomenon.   The Limpopo-born mu...
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Traditional African musical instruments

Africa is an enormous continent, of diverse people, cultures, and practices. You can learn a lot about the continent’s flamboyant textiles, trade of valuable metals, and musical traditions. We shall e...
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Long queues at the liquor stores as South Africans welcome ease in restrictions

Finally, alcohol and cigarettes are back, as South Africans welcome ease in covid-19 restrictions After a long controversial ban on alcohol and cigarettes, the restriction has been reversed. The lock...
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Cape Town covered in sea foam

The South African city has been hit in recent days by a wave of bad weather, with strong winds and large waves that have covered the streets with sea foam. Despite the alert issued by the weather s...
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South Africa records a rise in new cases of covid-19 infections

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize urged all 58 million residents to adjust their behavior and curb the spread of covid-19 in South Africa. In a briefing to parliament on Wednesday, he warned that the cov...
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African women have covid-19 stories to tell

The impact of Covid-19 across the globe, and especially in Africa, is felt more by the vulnerable in society. In many African countries women’s opportunities and access to opportunities are limited,...
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Why are Botswana elephants dying in their hundreds?

  Scores of elephants in Northern Botswana are dying. Conservationists and media houses report over 350 elephants have died. It happened at the Okavango Delta known for grassy plains and a rich wil...
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Cigarette ban in South Africa

Wait, not time yet! South Africa sending mixed signals to smokers Touted over economic concerns, South Africa eases restrictions on lockdown. South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is yet to arriv...
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