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Independent online (SA): JOHANNESBURG - South Africa stands to lose five years of potential economic output due to the shock from the coronavirus pandemic and measures to curb its spread, according to the nation’s central bank. South Africa fell into a recession even before the first...
Business Day: Nearly 7,000 people were allowed to leave SA in May though the borders were closed under the strict level 4 lockdown, home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi said. Those permitted to leave during the lockdown, which has been imposed to prevent the spread of...
Voa News: Nigeria is one of West Africa’s "most dangerous and difficult countries for journalists," an international media watchdog has said. Expanded state surveillance, the spread of disinformation, and arbitrary arrests of journalists who report critically on the...
Public Technologies: As part of government's efforts to alleviate the risks that women and young girls experience during the COVID-19 lockdown, Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with DisabilitiesProfessor Hlengiwe Mkhize, will receive hygiene products...
Independent online (SA): PretoriaThe SouthAfrican government on Thursday said learners who commute daily across borders to attend school in South Africa will be allowed to commute during the level 3 of the lockdown which begins on 1 June. “As you may be aware, the South African...
Independent online (SA): Pretoria – More than 800 South African Police Service (SAPS) officers have tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19), and at least eight have succumbed to the disease, PoliceMinisterBheki Cele said on Thursday. “For the SouthAfrican Police Service, up...
Independent online (SA): The full statement by government's Justice, Crime Prevention and SecurityCluster, which is made up of the ministries of Police, Justice and Correctional Service, Home Affairs as well as Defence and Military Veterans, on the regulations governing the level 3...
Independent online (SA): Pretoria - Defence MinisterNosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Thursday said despite widespread media reports, soldiers accused of assaulting an Alexandra man, who later succumbed to his injures, are not off the hook yet. The report of an internal military inquiry,...
Independent online (SA): Pretoria - A Ghanaian tenant has allegedly stabbed his landlord for exposing his infidelity to his wife at Krakrom in the Bono region, GhanaWeb reported. According to the online publication, the 53-year-old landlord was infuriated at the...
Public Technologies: Fellow citizens Following the announcement by the State President, His ExcellencyPresidentCyril Ramaphosa on 24 May 2020, that the alert level for the whole country be lowered from level 4 to level 3 with effect from 1 June 2020, the JCPSCluster would like...
Business Day: There is plenty of scientific evidence supporting the ban on the sale of tobacco products, which will be aired in court, co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said. The minister on Thursday declined to answer...
Mail Guardian South Africa: South African smokers say they’ve waited to exhale long enough and are threatening civil disobedience if they’re not allowed to buy cigarettes legally. For the duration of the coronavirus lockdown, government regulations have banned the sale of cigarettes,...
Public Technologies: On World Nutrition Day 2020 (28 May annually), we are once again reminded that the world produces more than 1½ times enough food to feed all 7.8 billion people on earth. In spite of this, however, 821 million people globally face economic hardships leading to...
Business Day: By easing access to basic services, schools and farms, and allowing civilians to travel once again between villages and towns, the South Sudan peace deal signed in September 2018 was a much-needed boon for the country’s population, whose lives had been...