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Hunger increases in South Africa despite Covid-19 welfare payments

Hunger increases in South Africa despite Covid-19 welfare payments

By: Reuters     17th February 2021 Eighteen percent of South African households reported someone going hungry at the end of last year, a survey published on Wednesday found, with the... 

Ebola outbreaks in Africa must be stopped, White House says

Ebola outbreaks in Africa must be stopped, White House says

By: Reuters     17th February 2021 The Biden administration on Tuesday said everything possible must be done to stop Ebola outbreaks in the African nations of Guinea and Democratic... 

Ramaphosa, Mkhize to be vaccinated in Khayelitsha

Ramaphosa, Mkhize to be vaccinated in Khayelitsha

By: Sashnee Moodley     17th February 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will be vaccinated at the Khayelitsha District Hospital, in the Western Cape, on... 

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Highest health spending in Kenya? Baringo county governor makes misleading claims

Highest health spending in Kenya? Baringo county governor makes misleading claims

By: Africa Check     17th February 2021 In January 2021 Baringo county governor Stanley Kiptis argued against striking health workers’ pay demands. He made three claims. His claim that... 

Johnson & Johnson vaccine has arrived

Johnson & Johnson vaccine has arrived

By: News24Wire      17th February 2021 South Africa's first delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrived at the OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng on Tuesday evening. Health... 

1 210 new confirmed Covid-19 cases amid vaccine arrival hope

1 210 new confirmed Covid-19 cases amid vaccine arrival hope

By: News24Wire      17th February 2021 Another 1 210 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the country as a new vaccine consignment renews hope of the programme restarting. The number of... 

SONA debate: 'Nowhere Man' Ramaphosa cops flak from opposition parties

SONA debate: 'Nowhere Man' Ramaphosa cops flak from opposition parties

By: News24Wire      17th February 2021 Opposition leaders criticised President Cyril Ramaphosa for his perceived inability to tackle the country's big problems as a joint sitting of... 

Ahmed Timol case postponed pending supreme court verdict

Ahmed Timol case postponed pending supreme court verdict

By: News24Wire      17th February 2021 The murder case against former apartheid security branch officer, Joao Rodrigues, who is accused of murdering anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Timol... 

Nagle expresses firm belief in Glencore’s coal-depleting climate change strategy

Nagle expresses firm belief in Glencore’s coal-depleting climate change strategy 

By: Martin Creamer     16th February 2021 Firm belief in the climate change strategy being embarked upon by diversified mining and marketing company Glencore was expressed on Tuesday by... 

Nothing to celebrate under Ramaphosa’s leadership – Malema

Nothing to celebrate under Ramaphosa’s leadership – Malema

By: Sane Dhlamini     16th February 2021 Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has said that there is nothing to celebrate under President Cyril Ramaphosa’s leadership as... 

DRDGold flies sky high on numbers never seen before

DRDGold flies sky high on numbers never seen before 

By: Martin Creamer     16th February 2021 Surface gold recovery company DRDGold flew sky high in the six months to the end of December on financial returns never seen before. “We’ve never... 

Vaccination with J&J doses to begin this week – Mkhize

Vaccination with J&J doses to begin this week – Mkhize  

By: Sashnee Moodley     16th February 2021 Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Tuesday that 80 000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines are en route to South Africa and will be used in this... 

Daily Podcast – February 16, 2021

Daily Podcast – February 16, 2021

By: Thabi Madiba     16th February 2021 Making headlines: S.Africa medical association says J&J vaccines could arrive on Tuesday; South Africa plans to 'share' 1-million AstraZeneca doses... 

Morocco receives second batch of 500 000 Sinopharm doses

Morocco receives second batch of 500 000 Sinopharm doses

By: Reuters     16th February 2021 Morocco received a second batch of 500 000 doses of China's Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday, part of its national vaccination campaign,... 

R10bn Eskom-Nersa settlement opens way for 15.63% hike on April 1

R10bn Eskom-Nersa settlement opens way for 15.63% hike on April 1  

By: Terence Creamer     16th February 2021 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) and Eskom have reached an agreement to add R10-billion to Eskom’s allowable revenue in... 

Health ministry denies claims of tension between Mkhize and Ramaphosa over vaccine procurement

Health ministry denies claims of tension between Mkhize and Ramaphosa over vaccine procurement

By: News24Wire      16th February 2021 As South Africans still await word on the arrival of a new batch of vaccines from Johnson & Johnson, promised for this week, the Department of... 

S.Africa medical association says J&J vaccines could arrive on Tuesday

S.Africa medical association says J&J vaccines could arrive on Tuesday

By: Reuters     16th February 2021 The South African Medical Association is expecting the first Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine doses to arrive on Tuesday, its chairperson... 

Five dead in new Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Five dead in new Ebola outbreak in Guinea

By: Reuters     16th February 2021 Guinea has recorded up to 10 suspected cases of Ebola and five people have died since the start of a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the... 

Solidarity Fund approves beneficiaries of GBV support funding

Solidarity Fund approves beneficiaries of GBV support funding

By: Sane Dhlamini     16th February 2021 The Solidarity Fund has approved 321 community-based organisations and 11 large public benefit organisations as beneficiaries for one-off funding... 

Failing to fix governance is biggest blot on Ramaphosa’s presidency

Failing to fix governance is biggest blot on Ramaphosa’s presidency

16th February 2021 The first duty of assuming the enormous powers of the president is to govern, and to do so by upholding the constitution. After the Zuma... 

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