Tag: South

South Africa: Health Minister – High Number of KZN Riot Detainees Test Positive for Coronavirus

September 28, 2021
The government has sounded the alarm as a high number of those arrested over last week’s riots have tested positive for Covid-19. Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says also that … Read More The post South Africa: Health Minister – High Number of KZN Riot Detainees Test Positive for Coronavirus appeared first on Black Politics.

South Africa’s Security Sector Is in Crisis – Reform Must Start Now

July 22, 2021
As the dust settles on insurrection, government must acknowledge the urgent need to repurpose a failing security system. The attempted insurrection of the past week affirms the extent to which … Read More The post South Africa’s Security Sector Is in Crisis – Reform Must Start Now appeared first on Black Politics. https://blackpolitics.org/south-africas-security-sector-is-in-crisis-reform-must-start-now-2/

South Africa: Zim to Feel Heat From SA Riots

July 16, 2021
Zimbabwe’s industries will likely feel the pinch of the violent demonstrations and looting unfolding in South Africa, its largest trading partner, as trade channels get clogged and supply chains disrupted. … Read More The post South Africa: Zim to Feel Heat From SA Riots appeared first on Black Politics. https://blackpolitics.org/south-africa-zim-to-feel-heat-from-sa-riots/

South Africa: Victory for the Rule of Law – the Warriors Leading the War Against State Capture

July 4, 2021
The Constitutional Court judgment against former president Jacob Zuma, and the strengthening of key institutions such as the South African Revenue Service and the National Prosecuting Authority, showing early signals of success in the fight against State Capture. First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. State Capture eviscerated the very organs of state

South Africa: Law and Riot, Riot and Law

July 3, 2021
The law has no absolute character and always reflects the balance of social forces at the time it was written. It is a terrain of struggle, not a replacement for struggle. Three forms of oppressive authority, all intensely patriarchal, have met significant challenges in recent weeks. The judgment that the high court in Pietermaritzburg handed

South Africa: Over 185 000 Educators, Staff Vaccinated

June 28, 2021
More than 185 000 educators and staff have been vaccinated in the basic education sector, as the sector continues the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. In a statement on Sunday, the Department of Basic Education said 30 000 teachers and support staff in Limpopo, were vaccinated on Friday and Saturday. “The province has managed to administer the

Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa – South Africa’s Response to Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic

June 27, 2021
Fellow South Africans, Our former President Nelson Mandela once wrote: “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. “But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”. As

South Africa: Study Shows a Huge Burden of Undiagnosed Disease in a Rural South African District

June 27, 2021
South Africa’s massive effort over the years to test and treat people for HIV has drastically improved public health. But in that process, other diseases that are highly prevalent may have been neglected. The country has been reporting lower rates HIV-related deaths. But more South Africans are presenting with noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and

Africa: WHO Supporting South African Consortium to Establish First COVID mRNA Vaccine echnology transfer hub

June 21, 2021
Geneva/Johannesburg/Paris: Geneva/Johannesburg/Paris — The World Health Organization (WHO) and its COVAX partners are working with a South African consortium comprising Biovac, Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines, a network of universities and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish its first COVID mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub. The move follows WHO’s global  call

Africa: Nigeria-South Africa Trade Hits U.S.$2.9 Billion

June 16, 2021
The volume of trade between Nigeria and South Africa hit $2.9 billion last year with expectation of it rising further with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Nigeria’s Consul General, Malik Abdul, in a statement noted that Nigeria accounts for 64 per cent of South Africa’s trade in West Africa and is one