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The Norman Transcript: Some health officials are calling it a hopeful sign that the first people known to be infected with the omicron variant have had mild symptoms of COVID-19, although they warned it is still far too early to understand the implications of the newest coronavirus...
The Palestine Chronicle: (International BrigadeAgainstApartheid. Ed. Ronnie Kasrils. (With Muff Andersson and Oscar Marleyn). Jacana Media, Auckland Park, South Africa. 2021.) When reviewing a book already given high testament by the likes of Richard Falk, Ilan Pappé, Omar...
Wall Street Journal: The Omicron variant may be what we need to learn to live with Covid, especially if it turns out to be much milder than Delta, as it appears, and overtakes it....
Finger Lakes Times: South African hospitals are bracing for an increase in admissions from a rise in omicron-driven infections, as scientists grapple with questions about the severity of the illness caused by the new coronavirus strain. The seven-day moving average of daily new...
Taipei Times: Bloomberg South African hospitals are bracing for a surge in admissions as the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 drives a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections and as more evidence emerges about the severity of the illness caused by the strain. The seven-day moving...
Deccan Herald: South Africa and India will start their three-match test series later this month on December 26 with a Boxing Day fixture in Pretoria, officials confirmed on Monday. The second test will be staged in Johannesburg from January 3-7, with the third in Cape Town...
Business Day: SA’s surge in Covid-19 cases after the emergence of the Omicron variant hasn’t overwhelmed hospitals so far, prompting cautious optimism that the new strain may cause mostly mild illness. Initial data from SA, the epicentre of the outbreak of the Omicron...
Business Day: Cape Town — SA and India will start their three-match Test series on December 26 with a Boxing Day fixture in Pretoria, officials confirmed on Monday. The second Test will be staged in Johannesburg from January 3-7, with...
The Times of India: CAPE TOWN: South Africa and India will start their three-match Test series later this month on Dec. 26 with a Boxing Day fixture in Pretoria, officials confirmed on Monday. The second Test will be staged in Johannesburg from Jan. 3-7, with the third...
Independent online (SA): Pretoria - The head of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Investigating Directorate, Hermione Cronje, has been accused of “running away” after failing to crack cases despite allegedly spending almost R400 million on white advocates from the Western...
Independent online (SA): Pretoria - There are increasing fears that millions of holidaymakers from Gauteng preparing to go home for festive breaks could be carriers of the new Omicron variant to other provinces. In a recent television interview, LimpopoHealthMEC Phophi Ramathuba...
Independent online (SA): A group of young people who walked from Joburg to Pretoria to raise awareness of drug abuse received a rousing welcome when they arrived in Soshanguve. The team completed the second leg of the gruelling walk, having braved rain on and relentless heat as they...