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Africa Covid-19 deaths near 100 000 after second wave

Africa Covid-19 deaths near 100 000 after second wave

By: Reuters     18th February 2021 Africa's total reported death toll from Covid-19 was approaching 100 000 on Thursday, a fraction of those reported on other continents but rising... 

Uganda security personnel beat journalists covering rights abuse petition

Uganda security personnel beat journalists covering rights abuse petition

By: Reuters     18th February 2021 Ugandan military and police officers beat and seriously injured journalists on Wednesday as they covered the delivery of a petition about human... 

Senegal takes delivery of China's Sinopharm vaccine

Senegal takes delivery of China's Sinopharm vaccine

By: Reuters     18th February 2021 Senegal received its first delivery on Wednesday of Covid-19 vaccines, which it purchased from China's Sinopharm. Like other African countries that... 

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Chickens and the economy: fact-checking Ramaphosa's #SONA2021

Chickens and the economy: fact-checking Ramaphosa's #SONA2021

By: Africa Check     18th February 2021 Ramaphosa didn’t shy away from economic realities, correctly claiming the unemployment rate has reached a “staggering” 30.8% and that the economy... 

Covid-19: South Africa's death toll increases by 165 and infections by 2 320

Covid-19: South Africa's death toll increases by 165 and infections by 2 320

By: News24Wire      18th February 2021 South Africa recorded 2 320 new Covid-19 infections by Wednesday, along with 165 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the confirmed death toll to 48... 

Sibanye-Stillwater profit soars, free cash rockets, R9.4bn dividend

Sibanye-Stillwater profit soars, free cash rockets, R9.4bn dividend 

By: Martin Creamer     18th February 2021 The free cash flow of precious metals company Sibanye-Stillwater rocketed 63-fold to within a hair’s breadth of R20-billion in the six months to... 

Covid-19 vaccine: Don't forget rural healthcare workers, says Denosa

Covid-19 vaccine: Don't forget rural healthcare workers, says Denosa

By: News24Wire      18th February 2021 The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) says it will be disappointed if healthcare workers do not take the Covid-19 vaccine,... 

Environmental affairs dept investigating elevated levels of sulphur in Gauteng, Mpumalanga

Environmental affairs dept investigating elevated levels of sulphur in Gauteng, Mpumalanga

By: News24Wire      18th February 2021 The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries will on Thursday visit the Sasol plant in Secunda which is suspected to be behind a sulphuric... 

Mapisa-Nqakula to military veterans: 'Uphold the Constitution, strive to ensure peace and stability'

Mapisa-Nqakula to military veterans: 'Uphold the Constitution, strive to ensure peace and stability'

By: News24Wire      18th February 2021 Military veterans have to always uphold the South African Constitution, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said in... 

'The future of our country depends on how we act against corruption,' Lamola tells SoNA debate

'The future of our country depends on how we act against corruption,' Lamola tells SoNA debate

By: News24Wire      18th February 2021 "Justice must prevail, no matter who is involved." These are the words of Justice Minister Ronald Lamola as he opened the second day of the debate... 

Glencore ferrochrome business evaluating clean energy projects

Glencore ferrochrome business evaluating clean energy projects 

By: Martin Creamer     17th February 2021 The ferrochrome business of diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, which uses a substantial amount of electricity, is evaluating... 

PIC Amendment Act provides greater oversight – Abel Sithole

By: Sane Dhlamini     17th February 2021 The Public Investment Corporation Amendment Act has been gazetted after being signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa, paving the way for... 

Sudan summons ambassador to Ethiopia for consultations – spokesperson

By: Reuters     17th February 2021 Sudan has summoned its ambassador to Ethiopia for consultations over the latest developments in the ties between both countries, a spokesperson for... 

S Africa has enough vaccine doses in pipeline for 40-million people – Mkhize

S Africa has enough vaccine doses in pipeline for 40-million people – Mkhize 

By: Reuters     17th February 2021 South Africa has enough Covid-19 vaccine doses in the pipeline for 40-million people and is "not at all anxious" that it will run into problems... 

Ramaphosa, Mkhize receive J&J vaccine in Khayelitsha

Ramaphosa, Mkhize receive J&J vaccine in Khayelitsha  

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th February 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize have received two of the country’s first ever Covid-19 vaccine shots from the Johnson &... 

Daily Podcast – February 17, 2021

Daily Podcast – February 17, 2021

By: Sane Dhlamini     17th February 2021 Making headlines: Ramaphosa, Mkhize vaccinated in Khayelitsha, Corruption Watch looks to enforce police accountability with the launch of Veza tool... 

SAHRC recommends Emfuleni municipality be placed under administration amid ongoing Vaal river pollution

SAHRC recommends Emfuleni municipality be placed under administration amid ongoing Vaal river pollution  

By: Schalk Burger     17th February 2021 The South African Human Rights Commission warns that the Vaal river, "Gauteng's most vital water resource", may have been irreparably damaged and... 

Dodgy ANC Nasrec 'cash-for-votes' investigation stalled once more

Dodgy ANC Nasrec 'cash-for-votes' investigation stalled once more  

By: News24Wire      17th February 2021 A trove of classified documents – the paper trail behind a slew of dubious police contracts, including those centred on allegations of a... 

Coal to China set to continue while Asian giant not buying from Australia – Glencore

Coal to China set to continue while Asian giant not buying from Australia – Glencore 

By: Martin Creamer     17th February 2021 The export of South African coal to China is poised to continue while China decides not to buy Australian coal, Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg said... 

Corruption Watch looks to enforce police accountability with the launch of Veza tool

Corruption Watch looks to enforce police accountability with the launch of Veza tool

By: Thabi Madiba     17th February 2021 To improve policing transparency in South Africa and enforce accountability, civil rights group Corruption Watch on Wednesday launched the “first... 

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