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South African Police Service

Competition watchdog fines Saps supplier R3.5m for 'shocking' sanitiser prices during lockdown

By: News24Wire      4th April 2023 The Competition Tribunal has found a supplier of hand sanitiser to the South African Police Service guilty of excessive pricing amounting to... 

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo

Loadshedding, Covid-19 led to mixed performances for SA courts, says Zondo

By: News24Wire      24th February 2023 Loadshedding, Covid-19 and too few judges had an adverse effect on the courts during the last financial year. Ten of the 13 superior courts'... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.

Ramaphosa determined to remove all impediments in way of sustained mining growth 

By: Martin Creamer     7th February 2023 The Presidency is determined to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry, President Cyril... 

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South African Health Products Regulatory Authority CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela

Sahpra registers medicine to treat Covid-19

By: Thabi Madiba     31st January 2023 South African Health Products Regulatory Authority CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete-Makokotlela indicated that as Covid-19 is a looming threat, the Sahpra... 

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Inclusive growth can be achieved with more employment – Ramaphosa 

By: Thabi Madiba     26th January 2023 President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday that if South Africa’s economy is not creating enough jobs at scale to support the growing number of... 

South Africa’s overall gross R&D spending not reduced because of Covid-19, reports HSRC

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th January 2023 The Covid-19 pandemic had no discernible impact on overall research and development (R&D) activity in South Africa, the Human Sciences Research... 

Health Minister Joe Phaahla

SA told to increase Covid-19 testing, but no need for restrictions after new subvariant found  

By: News24Wire      10th January 2023 South Africa has been advised to ramp up its Covid-19 testing after the first case of a new Omicron subvariant, XBB.1.5, was detected last week.... 

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Children aged 5 to 11 who are at risk of severe Covid-19 can get vaccine shots in new year

By: News24Wire      21st December 2022 Children aged 5 to 11 who are living with conditions that place them at risk of severe Covid-19 will be offered two doses of the paediatric Pfizer... 

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China’s factories to the world brace for tsunami of Covid cases

By: Bloomberg     15th December 2022 From locking in workers to hoarding medicines, beds and disinfectant, China’s factories are going to great lengths to keep the machines running —... 

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Nigeria scraps Covid-19 tests for international travellers

By: Reuters     13th December 2022 Nigeria on Monday removed Covid-19 testing requirements for international travellers and it was no longer mandatory to wear masks on flights and... 

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Covid-19 still around but at low levels

By: News24Wire      17th November 2022 While the number of Covid-19 cases are not at an alarming rate, the public has been warned that the disease is still around.  The National... 

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