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Ramaphosa says PPE consignment sent to Cuba was from local donors – not the government

8th January 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government has not made any personal protective equipment donations to the government of Cuba. The president was... 

Ramaphosa to deliver ANC January 8 statement virtually

8th January 2021 African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to deliver the party's annual January 8th birthday statement, but this time it will be... 

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine likely effective against SA, UK mutation

8th January 2021 Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine appeared to work against a key mutation in the highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus... 


The little-known laws that could galvanise South Africa's fight against corruption

8th January 2021 After more than 300 days and 2 000 hours of testimony, one of the clearest takeaways from the ongoing state capture inquiry is a repeated failure... 

China says US facing ‘internal collapse’ after pro-Trump riot

8th January 2021 The assault on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump reflects a failure of leadership, as well as the deep divide running through... 

Trump says focus on transfer of power after Capitol riot

8th January 2021 President Donald Trump has acknowledged that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States and said his focus now is on a peaceful... 

Covid-19: Nearly 21 000 new cases and 441 deaths recorded

8th January 2021 Nearly 21 000 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the country in the past 24-hour cycle, while 441 new deaths were recorded. Health Minister... 

US Congress certifies Joe Biden as next president, Harris as VP

7th January 2021 After a chaotic day of protest and violence, Congress has certified Democrats Joe Biden as the next president and Kamala Harris as vice president... 

IRR wants to know why Covid-19 vaccines cannot be bought privately

7th January 2021 The Institute for Race Relations (IRR) wants Health Minister Zweli Mkhize to explain why the private sector is not allowed to buy the vaccines... 

Covid-19: South Africa records 844 more deaths and 21 832 new cases in 'grim milestone'

7th January 2021 Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said 844 more people have died from Covid-19 by Wednesday. "Today we have reached a grim milestone as we breach the 20... 

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