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Covid-19: Free State records over 71 000 confirmed cases

21st January 2021 The Free State province has recorded 71 237 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 2 493 deaths and 59 268 recoveries since Tuesday, 19 January. According to... 

Ramaphosa taking wait-and-see approach to re-election of Uganda's Museveni

21st January 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking a wait-and-see approach on the outcome of the Ugandan elections, which resulted in Yoweri Museveni being... 

Nelson Mandela Foundation rocked by allegations of misuse of credit cards, abuse – report

20th January 2021 The Nelson Mandela Foundation is being plagued by a number of allegations against senior management. These include alleged abuse of power, the... 


Government hospitals will continue accommodating Covid-19 patients from private hospitals - Mkhize

20th January 2021 Government hospitals are easing the burden of private institutions that are bursting at the seams with Covid-19 patients. Health Minister Zweli... 

Covid-19: Govt sets up emotional support structures to help exhausted healthcare workers

20th January 2021 Many public health institutions are not only battling to contain Covid-19 - they are also dealing with exhaustion among frontline workers. Health... 

India starts exporting Covid vaccines

20th January 2021 India has started exporting coronavirus vaccines with a shipment to the neighbouring Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, the Ministry of External Affairs... 

Joe Biden plans immediate orders on immigration, Covid, climate

20th January 2021 In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive... 

Nqaba Bhanga will contest and win mayoral elections again – DA and UDM

20th January 2021 Nqaba Bhanga will contest for the mayoral position and win when the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro convenes elections for the new mayor within the next... 

Mabuza's appointment to lead ministerial committee on vaccines 'nothing more than ANC internal politics' – DA

20th January 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Deputy President David Mabuza as the chairperson of the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on Covid-19... 

Trump, in farewell address, says movement ‘only just beginning’

20th January 2021 US President Donald Trump has released a farewell video, touting what he described as the success of his “America First” platform and telling his... 

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