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  • Africa & World

    South African deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize dies

    SOUTH Africa’s Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize has passed away at the age of 69. Her cause of death is yet to be confirmed. UDM leader Bantu Holomisa paid tribute to her on Twitter shortly after news of her death broke. He wrote: “My condolences to her family and…

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    Shock as all J&J vaccines made in SA are shipped to Europe

    ABOUT 32 million Johnson and Johnson (J&J) doses that were bottled and packaged at Aspen Pharmacare in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, have reportedly been shipped to European countries, despite the country awaiting most of the 31 million vaccine doses it ordered from J&J. According to a New York Times article as well as export records reviewed by the publication, many Western…

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    Ramaphosa expected to ease lockdown restrictions in tonight’s address

    SOUTH Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on Sunday evening on developments in the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The address will take place before the extended alert level four lockdown expires at midnight. Some sectors of South Africa’s economy, including the alcohol industry, are hoping that Ramaphosa will relax the regulations in a move aimed at…

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