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China buying South African coal ‘could be game-changer but we shouldn’t be complacent’

China buying South African coal ‘could be game-changer but we shouldn’t be complacent’ 

By: Martin Creamer     13th January 2021 Normally, China does not import coal from South Africa, but 2021 has seen a shift. Shipments to mainland China were reported on Monday by the... 

People arrested for not wearing masks in public will have criminal records, warns Cele

People arrested for not wearing masks in public will have criminal records, warns Cele 

By: News24Wire      13th January 2021 Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned that those arrested for not wearing face masks in public will face the prospect of life with criminal... 

1.4-million in Madagascar need food aid due to drought, WFP says

1.4-million in Madagascar need food aid due to drought, WFP says

By: Reuters     13th January 2021 More than a million people in southern Madagascar will need food aid this year as the effects of drought have been made worse by the Covid-19... 

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US cancels its observation of Uganda's presidential election

US cancels its observation of Uganda's presidential election

By: Reuters     13th January 2021 The United States has cancelled its observation of Uganda's presidential election because most of its accreditation requests were denied and said... 

Rebels attack Central African Republic's capital, says PM

By: Reuters     13th January 2021 Security forces in Central African Republic have repelled an attack by armed groups seeking to seize the capital Bangui early on Wednesday, Prime... 

Senegal in talks to buy Covid vaccine from China's Sinopharm, says minister

By: Reuters     13th January 2021 Senegal is in talks to buy at least 200 000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm, Health Minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr... 

There was no alternative to Eskom's R1.68bn prepayment to Tegeta, says Koko Matshela

There was no alternative to Eskom's R1.68bn prepayment to Tegeta, says Koko Matshela

By: News24Wire      13th January 2021 Matshela Koko, the former head of generation at Eskom, told the state capture commission of inquiry that there was nothing wrong with a... 

53% of adults think schools should not re-open amid rising Covid-19 infections – survey

53% of adults think schools should not re-open amid rising Covid-19 infections – survey

By: Sane Dhlamini     13th January 2021 Round three of the University of Johannesburg/Human Sciences Research Council Covid-19 Democracy survey has revealed that 53% of adults think... 

Over 20 000 people recently arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations

Over 20 000 people recently arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations

By: African News Agency      13th January 2021 Police Minister Bheki Cele on Wednesday said more than 20 000 people have been arrested and/or fined for breaching the Disaster Management Act,... 

Parliament blames inadequate planning for chaos at Beitbridge post

Parliament blames inadequate planning for chaos at Beitbridge post 

By: African News Agency      13th January 2021 After touring the problematic Beitbridge border post, the South African parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs has partly blamed a lack... 

Covid-19: SA records 13 105 new infections and 755 new deaths

Covid-19: SA records 13 105 new infections and 755 new deaths

By: News24Wire      13th January 2021 South Africa recorded 13 105 new Covid-19 infections by Monday, along with 755 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 34... 

Appointment of senior researchers bolsters Brenthurst Foundation research capacity

Appointment of senior researchers bolsters Brenthurst Foundation research capacity

By: Thabi Madiba     13th January 2021 Johannesburg-based think-tank Brenthurst Foundation director Dr Greg Mills has welcomed the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere and Professor... 

Home affairs registers 10 532 deaths during first 5 days of 2021

Home affairs registers 10 532 deaths during first 5 days of 2021 

By: News24Wire      13th January 2021 The Department of Home Affairs registered 10 532 deaths in the first five days of the new year. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi fears the... 

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