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National State of Disaster extended to Feb 15 

By: Thabi Madiba     14th January 2022 The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Friday extended the National State of Disaster on... 

Covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19: Western Cape sees increase in vaccinations, booster shots this week

By: News24Wire      14th January 2022 The Western Cape health department has seen an increase in vaccinations this week, with 41 518 jabs administered in the first four days of the week... 

Covid-19 vaccines against a South African flag

S African study suggests Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated 

By: Reuters     14th January 2022 Unvaccinated people infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus may be less prone to severe illness and requiring hospital care or dying than... 

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South African Medical Research Council CEO Glenda Gray

J&J booster 85% effective against Omicron hospitalisation – SAMRC

By: Reuters     14th January 2022 A Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine booster shot is 85% effective in protecting against being hospitalised by the Omicron variant for 1 to 2... 

Former Government Communications and Information Systems CEO Themba Maseko

State capture whistleblower Themba Maseko appointed Wits governance school director

By: News24Wire      14th January 2022 Former CEO of the Government Communications and Information Systems Themba Maseko has announced that he was appointed as the new director of... 

National Assembly building on fire

Parliament fire: Report 'hidden' from De Lille had damning findings about fire safety

By: News24Wire      14th January 2022 A report by auditors BDO, which was apparently hidden from Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille, made damning findings about... 

Alleged Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe

Parliament fire: Bail hearing of alleged arsonist to be heard in High Court  

By: News24Wire      14th January 2022 The bail hearing of alleged Parliament arsonist Zandile Mafe will be heard on an urgent basis on Saturday. National Prosecuting Authority Western... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

Mantashe on State capture: An attack on deployment is an attack on transformation, democracy

By: News24Wire      14th January 2022 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has warned that the State capture report may launch heavy attacks on deployment - and by... 

Insurgents planning more deadly attacks in Cabo Delgado, SADC warned

By: News24Wire      14th January 2022 While the Southern African Development Community has noted considerable gains in Cabo Delgado, there are genuine fears that insurgents have... 

Covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19: South Africa records 5 920 new infections as deaths increase by 51

By: News24Wire      14th January 2022 South Africa recorded 5 920 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Thursday. According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable... 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN's Guterres says 'essential' Mali presents acceptable election calendar

By: Reuters     14th January 2022 United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that it was essential for Mali's transitional government to present an... 

Protester, police officer killed in Sudan clashes

By: Reuters     14th January 2022 At least one protester and one police officer were killed and dozens of people injured on Thursday during another day of demonstrations against... 

Poorer nations dump millions of close-to-expiry Covid-19 vaccines – UNICEF

By: Reuters     13th January 2022 Poorer nations last month rejected more than 100-million doses of Covid-19 vaccines distributed by the global programme COVAX, mainly due to their... 

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