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Daily Podcast – September 13, 2021

13th September 2021

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines: Ramaphosa says BRICS enhances South Africa’s position as an important emerging economy, Zikalala launches first pop-up drive-through vaccination site in KZN and, SA records 3 961 new infections, as confirmed death toll increases by 126

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Ramaphosa says BRICS enhances South Africa’s position as an important emerging economy

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President Cyril Ramaphosa said that South Africa has benefitted from being part of a collective hoping to advance a world order based on mutual respect and on the equal sovereignty of nations.

Last week Ramaphosa attended the virtual thirteenth BRICS Summit where discussions around the Covid-19 pandemic took center stage.

He noted that BRICS is of immense strategic important to the country and will continue to be so for some time.

Ramaphosa pointed out that in the 11 years since South Africa joined BRICS, the membership has substantially advanced our national interest.

He added that being a member of BRICS has enhanced our position as an important emerging economy and given us access to policy and technical expertise of larger and established economies, as well as access to the support of the National Development Bank.

 

Zikalala launches first pop-up drive-through vaccination site in KZN

KwaZulu-Natal launched its first pop-up drive-through mass vaccination site, in Richard's Bay on Friday, to vaccinate as many people as possible before the predicted fourth wave expected at the end of the year.

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala said the pop-up drive-through would help ramp up the vaccination numbers to help the country reach population immunity and drive economic recovery.

The mass vaccination programme will also see that members of the Provincial Cabinet venture into churches, community residential units, shopping malls and other places to drum up support for vaccination.

 

SA records 3 961 new infections, as confirmed death toll increases by 126

South Africa recorded 3 961 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday.

126 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the confirmed death toll to 84 877.

As of Sunday, the country recorded over 2.8-million laboratory-confirmed cases.

National Institute for Communicable Diseases spokesperson Sinenhlanhla Jimoh said the current surge in Covid-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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