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Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:54:14 +0200
SGB teachers 'turned away' at Durban vaccine site
Teachers who arrived at Pinetown Civic Centre, outside Durban, for their Covid-19 vaccines on Wednedsay, claim they were turned away because they did not have “Persal” - Personnel and Salary System -  numbers.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:48:00 +0200
Ex-Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies of renal failure at 61
Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino, the son of two of the Southeast Asian country's democracy icons, died in a Manila hospital on Thursday of renal failure as a result of diabetes, his family said.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:15:13 +0200
'Truck surfer' and driver killed in N3 horror crash
A man who hitched a ride on the back of a heavy duty vehicle unbeknown to the driver, was killed when another truck crashed into them on the N3 highway near Van Reenen's Pass on Wednesday night.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 10:14:00 +0200
Cleric jailed for four years over spread of false Covid-19 information in Indonesia
An Indonesian court jailed hardline Islamic cleric Rizieq Shihab on Thursday for four years for spreading false information in a video saying he was healthy despite having tested positive for Covid-19.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 09:30:01 +0200
750,000-jab target for vaccination site at Cape Town convention centre
The mass Covid-19 vaccination site at Cape Town International Convention Centre will administer 750,000 jabs over six months.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 09:00:00 +0200
'Things are getting out of hand' — Shock as Gauteng sees massive spike in Covid-19 cases
17,493 new cases were reported nationally with 10,806 being in Gauteng.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:50:05 +0200
Learn from Motherwell, mayor urges as Covid-19 spreads — stop socialising, mask up
Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Nqaba Bhanga has urged residents in new Covid-19 hotspots to emulate the behavioural change that has been adopted by residents of Motherwell.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:47:18 +0200
Cash smuggler forfeits R2m to Sars
A man who tried to smuggle US dollars worth around R2m out of the country has forfeited the money to the SA Revenue Service and earned a criminal record, but escaped jail time.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:42:58 +0200
Wits University energy innovation may alleviate load-shedding woes
The Smart Mini-Grid, which has been developed by the university’s start-up company PeCo Power, will provide essential power to homes that don’t have access to electricity

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 08:15:59 +0200
John McAfee, antivirus software pioneer, found dead in prison cell
John McAfee, the creator of the eponymous antivirus software, was found dead Wednesday in prison outside Barcelona. He was 75.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:28:06 +0200
More than 48,000 teachers and school staff vaccinated on first day of rollout programme
More than 48,000 teachers and school staff were inoculated on the first day of the vaccination rollout program aimed at staff in the basic education sector with KwaZulu-Natal recording the highest number of jabs administered.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0200
Get your spending spree on: Facebook's shops are coming to WhatsApp
WhatsApp users will soon be able to view a shop on the app so they can chat with a business before buying something.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0200
Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga becomes first black woman to win prestigious German book award
Germany’s publishers' and booksellers' association has awarded the Zimbabwean author, playwright and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga the German Book Trade's 2021 Peace Prize.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:49:00 +0200
Brazilian Senate to grill Google, Facebook, Twitter in Covid-19 probe
A Brazilian Senate committee on Wednesday formally approved a request to call representatives of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify in an ongoing probe into the government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:49:00 +0200
'There was this relaxed attitude': MAC advisers say government did not listen to third wave warning
'Some patients will expire before we even find a bed for them. That is how bad things are. This is the reality of the situation,' Prof Rudo Mathivha, director of critical care medicine at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, told eNCA.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:00:00 +0200
Eastern Cape girls 'at risk of cervical cancer' as HPV infections soar: study
More than three-quarters of teenage girls in the Eastern Cape are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), a new study has found, revealing for the first time the prevalence of the cancer-causing virus among school-going girls in that province.

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:50:55 +0200
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Wed, 23 Jun 2021 21:14:01 +0200
Deadlock between Botswana and DRC over next Sadc executive secretary
Botswana and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are deadlocked on who should replace Tanzania’s Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax for the post of SADC executive secretary.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 21:03:25 +0200
Thousands of hectares of timber, veld burnt in Tsitsikamma wildfires
So far, more than 2,400ha of commercial plantations and natural veld have been destroyed, the department of forestry, fisheries and the environment said.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:52:08 +0200
Didata, NTT provided all records of remuneration committee meetings, court says
Dimension Data and Japanese parent company NTT have provided all documents required by former IT specialist Andile Ngcaba in his equal-pay court battle against the companies, the high court in Johannesburg held on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:05:53 +0200
Police hunting gunmen after seven murdered in Gugulethu
Western Cape police have launched a manhunt for those responsible for murdering seven people in Gugulethu on Wednesday afternoon.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:21:12 +0200
10,800 Covid-19 cases in Gauteng in 24 hours as 17,400 new infections recorded in SA
Nearly 17,500 Covid-19 cases were recorded in SA in the past 24 hours, with Gauteng recording a provincial high of 10,806 new infections.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:14:36 +0200
Ethiopia conducted election in a 'credible' manner, AU observers say
Ethiopia's parliamentary polls, held on Monday, were conducted in a "credible" manner, the African Union's election observer mission said on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:09:32 +0200
Dozens of Congo's rebels lay down weapons in the east
Dozens of militia fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have laid down their weapons and surrendered, the first to do so since President Felix Tshisekedi announced martial law to tackle worsening security in two eastern provinces.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:04:06 +0200
Kremlin critic Navalny discloses details of 'extremism' ruling
The legal defence team of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Wednesday made public for the first time the full text of a Russian court ruling that outlawed his political network as "extremist" on June 9.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:58:56 +0200
Police death toll from militant attack in Burkina Faso rises to 15
Four police officers who had gone missing after a militant attack in Burkina Faso on Monday have been found dead, raising the police death toll to 15, police sources said on Wednesday.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:54:21 +0200
Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo
A month ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, the city has another reason to celebrate - giant panda Shin Shin has given birth to twin cubs at Ueno Zoo, the first panda birth there in four years.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:47:29 +0200
Tanzania to offer alternative education for school dropouts including pregnant girls -official
Secondary school drop-outs in Tanzania will be offered the opportunity to resume studies in alternative colleges, the government said on Tuesday, part of a shift away from a disputed policy under which pregnant girls were expelled from school.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 18:19:31 +0200
Air strike kills at least 43 in Ethiopia's Tigray: medical official
An air strike killed at least 43 people in the town of Togoga in Ethiopia's Tigray region on Tuesday, a medical official said , after residents said new fighting had flared in recent days north of the regional capital Mekelle.

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:59:59 +0200
KZN 'diamond miners' told to move off site — or police will step in
The KwaZulu-Natal government has given the crowd digging for stones - initially believed to be diamonds - at KwaHlathi until Wednesday to leave the site.