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Senegal begins vaccinating against coronavirus with doses from China

By: Reuters     23rd February 2021 Senegal began its coronavirus vaccination campaign on Tuesday with 200 000 doses that it purchased from China's Sinopharm, which it received last... 

Class of 2020 are inheritors of the mantle of the brave generation of 1976 – Ramaphosa

Class of 2020 are inheritors of the mantle of the brave generation of 1976 – Ramaphosa

By: Thabi Madiba     23rd February 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday praised the class of 2020 for its achievement of a 76.2% pass rate, describing them as scholars of courage.... 

Daily Podcast – February 23, 2021

Daily Podcast – February 23, 2021

By: Thabi Madiba     23rd February 2021 Making headlines: Mixed reaction to 76.2% pass rate; South Africa records 792 new Covid-19 cases and 97 new confirmed deaths; And, Benin president... 

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'Improper' for Parliament to investigate state capture parallel to Public Protector – Cedric Frolick

'Improper' for Parliament to investigate state capture parallel to Public Protector – Cedric Frolick 

By: News24Wire      23rd February 2021 Former African National Congress MP Cedric Frolick told the judicial commission of inquiry into State capture that it would have been improper for... 

Egypt receives second shipment of Chinese coronavirus vaccine

Egypt receives second shipment of Chinese coronavirus vaccine

By: Reuters     23rd February 2021 Egypt received 300 000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) in the early hours of Tuesday,... 

Greenfield exploration drilling restarts at Target North gold prospect

Greenfield exploration drilling restarts at Target North gold prospect 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd February 2021 Greenfield exploration drilling has restarted at the Target North prospect in the Free State, which Covid-19 temporarily halted, Harmony Gold CEO... 

Zondo commission gets 3-month extension after court grants chair's urgent application

Zondo commission gets 3-month extension after court grants chair's urgent application   

By: News24Wire      23rd February 2021 The Gauteng High Court has extended the State capture commission of inquiry by three months, following an urgent application by commission... 

Former president Jacob Zuma's arms deal trial finally ready to start

Former president Jacob Zuma's arms deal trial finally ready to start  

By: News24Wire      23rd February 2021 Former president Jacob Zuma will finally have his day in court after the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg heard on Tuesday that his... 

Unemployment rate rises to 32.5%

Unemployment rate rises to 32.5%  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd February 2021 South Africa's official unemployment rate increased by 1.7 percentage points to 32.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020, the highest since Statistics... 

Mohamed Bazoum extends lead in Niger's presidential election runoff

By: Reuters     23rd February 2021 Niger's ruling party candidate Mohamed Bazoum has solidified his lead in a presidential election runoff meant to usher in the first democratic... 

Harmony starts on first 10 MW of own solar, keen to pursue next 20 MW

Harmony starts on first 10 MW of own solar, keen to pursue next 20 MW 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd February 2021 Gold mining company Harmony Gold, which is in the process of introducing 30 MW of own-generation solar power into its electricity mix, has begun... 

South Africa records 792 new Covid-19 cases and 97 new confirmed deaths

South Africa records 792 new Covid-19 cases and 97 new confirmed deaths

By: News24Wire      23rd February 2021 South Africa recorded 792 new Covid-19 infections by Monday, along with 97 new confirmed Covid-19-related deaths. According to a statement by... 

'A grave threat to rule of law': Why Zondo inquiry says Zuma must go to jail for ConCourt contempt

'A grave threat to rule of law': Why Zondo inquiry says Zuma must go to jail for ConCourt contempt

By: News24Wire      23rd February 2021 Former president Jacob Zuma's contempt of the Constitutional Court and "scurrilous" attacks on the judiciary amounted to a "grave and serious... 

Benin president will face two challengers in April election

By: Reuters     23rd February 2021 Benin President Patrice Talon will run against two challengers in a presidential election on April 11, the West African nation's constitutional... 

Matric 2020 results: Mixed reaction to 76.2% pass rate

Matric 2020 results: Mixed reaction to 76.2% pass rate

By: News24Wire      23rd February 2021 The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) has congratulated the class of 2020 for achieving a pass rate of 76.2%.... 

Green hydrogen to be produced from solar power at platinum mine

Green hydrogen to be produced from solar power at platinum mine 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd February 2021 Although platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum will be starting with a 75 MW solar photovoltaic powered... 

US: 501Y.V2 Covid strain found in New York state resident

US: 501Y.V2 Covid strain found in New York state resident

By: News24Wire      22nd February 2021 The first case of the fast-spreading 501Y.V2 coronavirus variant, first identified in South Africa, has been discovered in a resident of the US... 

State capture commission wants Jacob Zuma jailed for two years for contempt

State capture commission wants Jacob Zuma jailed for two years for contempt  

By: News24Wire      22nd February 2021 The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has asked the Constitutional Court to sentence former President Jacob Zuma to two years behind bars... 

‘Girlfriend’ loses fight for husband’s estate – was it really necessary?

‘Girlfriend’ loses fight for husband’s estate – was it really necessary?

22nd February 2021 We spend all our time trying to create wealth and building our legacies for our loved ones, and yet so few people dedicate any time to estate... 

Tanzania’s president admits country has Covid-19 problem

Tanzania’s president admits country has Covid-19 problem

By: News24Wire      22nd February 2021 The president of Tanzania has urged its citizens to take preventive measures against the coronavirus after downplaying the disease for months and... 

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