South Africa

South Africa’s COVID-19 death toll has topped 30 000 after 434 people succumbed to the respiratory disease in the last 24 hours.

The price of petrol is set to increase by between 40 and 43 cents a litre this week.

The 1st of January 2021 marked the start of South African firms trading under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and with the United Kingdom under the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Mozambique–UK Economic Partnership Agreement.

Government has set a minimum target of 67% of the population to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in an effort to achieve herd immunity, says Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.

COVID-19 continues to spread in South Africa amid the second wave of infections, with 11 859 confirmed cases identified on Sunday.

Three suspects are expected to appear before the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after they were caught smuggling 73.5 kg of gold at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA).

Message by President Cyril Ramaphosa on New Year's Eve, 31 December 2020.

Leading experts in South Africa’s vaccine procurement strategy say while securing a COVID-19 vaccine is top of the country’s agenda, it is not a magic bullet that will end the pandemic.

The Free State has been hard at work together with law enforcement agencies to protect residents from unscrupulous business practices.

North West Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro, has encouraged communities to adhere to level 3 regulations so as to alleviate pressure on healthcare workers.

Gauteng’s provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has met with representatives of the cash-in-transit (CIT) industry following a spike in the number of CIT incidents in the province.

South Africa has as of Wednesday recorded a staggering 17 710 new cases - bringing the country’s cumulative total of COVID-19 cases to 1 039 161, indicating a positivity rate of 33%.

Government has outlined plans for operations at the ports of entry from 2 January until 14 January that have been approved by the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints).

Eskom will again implement stage 2 load shedding which is expected to get underway at 10 pm tonight.

South Africa has recorded 9 580 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 1 021 451.


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