South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa will later today attend an announcement by Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder of the multinational conglomerate, NantWorks LLC, of an ambitious initiative to build capacity for advanced health care in Africa.

Tributes continue to stream in for the late Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and People with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, at a memorial service held in her honour today.

The Electoral Commission has encouraged South Africans, who will not be able to cast their votes on 1 November 2021 at their voting station, to apply for special votes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the full extent of the vaccine gap between developed and developing economies, and how that gap can severely undermine global health security.

South Africa administered 187 003 COVID-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours, pushing the total to 16 560 718 doses since the rollout of the vaccination campaign in the country.

South Africa’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) will soon be deposited with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

South Africa has called on the United Nations to put the issue of reparations for victims of the slave trade on its agenda.

The return of South African Airlines (SAA) to the skies will benefit consumers as it will bring more competitive pricing to the sector.

Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on COVID-19 Vaccines, will tomorrow undertake an oversight visit to Mpumalanga.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has appealed to water consumers to continue using water responsibly after Gauteng’s main source of water supply, the Vaal Dam continued to decline this week.

KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC, Nonhlanhla Khoza, has commended the arrest of a 52-year-old man for allegedly having sexual relations with his daughter for nine years.

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthetwa has congratulated senior national women’s football side, Banyana Banyana, on their victory in the first ever Aisha Buhari football cup.

The memorial service for the late Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, will be held on Thursday.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has expressed shock and sadness at the gruesome murder of a teacher at Heinz Park primary school in Philippi, Western Cape.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will participate virtually in the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76).

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