South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says a proposal by South Africa at the World Trade Organisation to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) obligations related to the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries.

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has concluded the purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the leasehold rights building on prime location in Waterfall, Midrand.

Following successful hearings in Limpopo, the North West and Mpumalanga, the public hearings on the Expropriation Bill have now kicked-off in Gauteng.

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education on Wednesday said a multidimensional response is necessary to curb the worrying increase in the incidence of violence in the basic education sector.

Government needs to urgently address its expenditure patterns if it is to turn the tide against unsustainable debt levels, says the National Treasury.

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has announced another outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI), at a commercial chicken farm in Randfontein, Gauteng.

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity for the continent to re-examine its socio economic priorities, says Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the support of United States President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to COVID-19 vaccines.

Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, will today pay homage to the fallen South African Police Service (SAPS) members killed in a car accident on 25 April 2021 outside Engcobo, Eastern Cape.

Qualifying asylum seekers and refugees have until 30 June 2021 to renew their expired visas and status online.

A Gauteng-based start-up is busy developing an alternative antenna-based high-speed fixed internet solution for low-income communities.

The inquiry into the fatal Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) on Wednesday completed its evidence gathering exercise, the Department of Employment and Labour has announced.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa now stands at 1 588 221, with 2 073 new cases reported on Wednesday.

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Friday visit Nkomazi Local Municipality in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga province.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has requested the South African Police Service to assist with the investigation into the death of a Grade 10 learner at an Equal Education Leadership Camp.


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