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South Africa Enforces Level 3 COVID-19 Lockdown as Virus load Hikes
South Africa Enforces Level 3 COVID-19 L...

South Africa Enforces Level 3 COVID-19 Lockdown as Virus Load Hikes

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has announced that the was amending its COVID-19 restrictions from Level 1 to Level 3 with immediate effect following a spike in new infections. Ramaphosa disclosed that the country had banned sales of alcohol and made use of face masks compulsory in public... read more »

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths
Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasa...

Time For Youths to Takeover Power, Obasanjo to African Youths

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President has said the time has come for African youths to occupy leadership positions. He said youth participation in the activities of political parties is key to taking over their structure and stand a better chance of occupying elective... read more »

Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria
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Shoprite Commences Process to Shut down Operation in Nigeria

South Africa’s grocery retail giant, ShopRite, plans to discontinue its operation in Nigeria. Shoprite first made its way to Nigerian market in Lagos in December 2005. On Monday morning, the firm said in a trading update filed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange that it plans to stop operations in... read more »

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesday
South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials...

South African to Kickoff Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccine on Wednesda...

Clinical trials of a United Kingdom (UK) manufactured COVID-19 vaccine is set to take place in South Africa on Wednesday as the country tackles the spread of the dreaded disease. SABC News reports that the University of Oxford manufactured vaccine would be tried among about 2,000 people aged 18-35... read more »

Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Insufficient COVID-19 Relief Funds
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Minibus Taxis in South Africa Embark on Strike Over Insufficient COVID-19 R...

Multitude of people were left stranded in South Africa due to strike action by minibus taxi drivers over what they termed inadequate corona virus relief funds. On Monday morning, taxi drivers in Johannesburg and capital city of Pretoria in the province of Gauteng barricaded roads and declined... read more »

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South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa Closing in on 100,000 COVID-19 Cases

South Africa is fast closing in on 100,000 confirmed cases of novel corona virus after the nation’s Minister of Health announced a spike to 92,681 on Saturday. The Health Minister Zweli... read more »

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

Thuli Madonsela Expresses Lack of Interest in Public Office

Erstwhile South African public protector, Thuli Madonsela has expressed a lack of interest to contest election for parliament. Speculations in the media had promoted Thuli Madonsela as a... read more »

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools Across SA Over Covid-19 Fears

South Africa: Student Union Threatens to Close Schools Across SA Over Covid-19 Fears

The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) have said the body will be “shutting down all schools over SA” from Monday. The union said in a statement, “We want to put it on record... read more »

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

Corona Virus: Schools Resume in South Africa

School children in South Africa resumed classroom activities on Monday, 8th June 2020, as government starts to ease restrictions imposed on the country to curb the spread of corona... read more »

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos  State House  of Assembly on Thursday condemned in strong terms the xenophobic attacks by South Africans on Nigerians living in their country. The condemnation is sequel to a motion moved by... read more »