Tulio de Oliveira: South Africa needs international help to curb spread of new variant

One of South Africa’s leading virus experts, Prof. Tulio de Oliveira, has made a plea to billionaires and financial institutions to support South Africa to help control the newly discovered

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The UK has suspended travel from South Africa after discovery of new variant

The UK has suspended travel from South Africa, after scientists here detected a new COVID-19 variant with a large number of mutations. The UK’s Health Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday said

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Vaccination coverage means less hospitalisations and deaths will occur during the 4th wave of Covid-19 in South Africa

The South African Covid-19 Modelling Consortium says the 4th wave of Covid-19 is likely to be smaller than previous waves. It says the tracking of new cases will also become

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Seismic surveys could endanger the lives of hump-backed whales and juvenile turtles.

Protect the ocean The Green Connection says the 5-month period set aside for seismic surveys off the Wild Coast is understood to fall within the migration season for hump-backed whales.

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Kenyatta: Urgent need for African countries to build their Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capabilities

The Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says there is an urgent need for African countries to build their Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capabilities. Kenyatta met with President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria yesterday.

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Multitude of sectors in which South Africa and Kenya could boost their trade & cooperation

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is a multitude of sectors in which South Africa and Kenya could continue to boost their trade and cooperation. He says greater trade volumes between

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Make use of the Vaxi Taxi initiative to get your Covid-19 vaccine

Premier Alan Winde has encouraged Mother City residents to make use of the Vaxi Taxi initiative to get their Covid-19 vaccine. The initiative uses two EMS ambulances and visits residents

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Law enforcers were overwhelmed during the July unrests

National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole says law enforcers were overwhelmed during the July unrests. He says the police could therefore not sufficiently respond to all reported incidents of looting. The

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Fourth wave of Covid-19 to hit the country by the middle of December

Health Minister, Dr. Joe Phaahla says disease-experts have warned that the country can expect the fourth wave of Covid-19, at the earliest, by the middle of December. During an interview

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City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee announced

Newly installed Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has announced his Mayoral Committee. There are some familiar faces, but Hill-Lewis has also added made some changes. Deputy Mayor Eddie Andrews has

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Only healthcare workers, at this point in time, will receive a booster shot of a Covid-19 vaccine

Health Minister, Joe Phaahla says only healthcare workers, at this point in time, qualify for and will receive a booster shot of a Covid-19 vaccine. The Minister was speaking to

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[LISTEN] This car has been to the moon and back

Most of us remember our first car. Whether you bought it from the dealership or any other means, the memories attached to your “first”, you could write a book. Angel

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Eskom: Evidence of Sabotage at Free State Power Station

Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter says there is now clear evidence that the electrical grid is being sabotaged to force the country into loadshedding. He says distribution lines of a

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Support grows for Rassie Erasmus ahead of Springbok clash against England on Saturday

Springbok rugby fans living in London have been called upon to wear cut-out masks of Rassie Erasmus’ face to the match against England this weekend, to show their support after

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Geordin Hill-Lewis is the new Cape Town Mayor

Geordin Hill-Lewis has been inaugurated as Cape Town Mayor. At 34-years-old he is also the youngest Mayor ever to be elected to the position. At the inaugural city council meeting,

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WATCH: Wesgro launches ‘cheeky’ new remote work campaign

The province’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency, Wesgro, has embarked on a ‘cheeky’ campaign to lure citizens from Gauteng and KZN, to move to Cape Town, to work

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A seabird ranger will now be permanently stationed on Dyer Island

The protection of wild, endangered Western Cape seabirds have gotten a further boost, with the news that a bird ranger will now be permanently stationed on Dyer Island. The ranger’s

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[LISTEN] The Strangest Things You’ve Seen At The Gym

This morning in Bailey’s stat chat we learned that around 10% of people will pack a gym bag, take it in their car to work, and never actually go to

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Phaahla: “Lessons learned in first three waves helped country prepare for the next wave.”

The Department of Health says the lessons learned in the first three waves of the pandemic have helped the country better prepare for the next wave. Health Minister, Joe Phaahla

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WATCH: Viral video of “Captain Fantastic” Siya Kolisi signing a fan’s Speedo!

A video of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi putting his autograph on a fan’s speedo has gone viral. The video was shared after the Boks’ victory against Scotland over the weekend.

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Ramaphosa calls for greater co-operation to boost post-Covid-19 trade on the African continent

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there should be greater cooperation between African countries to boost trade on the continent. He says this will also ensure faster growth of the African economy,

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[LISTEN] Most cards in your wallet

Everything nowadays is either digital or there’s a card for it. From shopper cards to movie cards including your banking cards. But how many cards do you have on your

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Worrying uptake of Covid-19 vaccines among young people

Health Minister Joe Phaahla says he is concerned with the low uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine among young people. Vaccination for this group of South Africans, aged 18 to 34,

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