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S.African leader tries to calm racial tension over farm attacks

Johanesburg - South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa called for calm on Monday, hoping to tamp down rising racial tension in his country following months of protests by white farmers over a spike in deadly attacks.

Life returning to normal in Africa, but virus fears linger

Soweto - "Things are getting back to normal, even though it will never be like it was before," says a relieved Petunia Maseko, relaxing in a bar in South Africa's Soweto township.

South Africa's indigenous Khoisan seek better recognition

Pretoria - A giant bronze statue of Nelson Mandela overlooks a big black tarpaulin tent that has become a fixture on the emerald lawns of the South African president's office in Pretoria.

World champion swimmer Zane Waddell talks about LA Current, ISL Special

World champion and South African swimmer Zane Waddell chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about being a part of Season 2 of the Los Angeles Current in the International Swimming League (ISL).

S.Africa bids farewell to 'hero' George Bizos, Mandela's lawyer

Johanesburg - South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to George Bizos, the "hero" anti-apartheid lawyer who represented Nelson Mandela at his trial for treason, at a state funeral filled with emotional tributes.

S.Africa bids farewell to 'hero' George Bizos, Mandela's lawyer

Johanesburg - South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to George Bizos, the "hero" anti-apartheid lawyer who represented Nelson Mandela at his trial for treason, at a state funeral filled with emotional tributes.

S. Africa to 'cautiously' reopen borders as lockdown eases

Johanesburg - South Africa will reopen its borders to most countries next month, the president said Wednesday, part of a wider easing of anti-coronavirus measures announced as figures continue to improve.

Graft mars Africa's gains in fight against pandemic

Johanesburg - New coronavirus infections are now steadily declining in many parts of Africa, but this good news has been marred by scandals over corruption and missing funds earmarked for the pandemic.

S.Africa's Ramaphosa rebukes minister for attacking Zambian leader

Johanesburg - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has "strongly reprimanded" his finance minister for challenging the Zambian leader to explain his decision to sack that country's central bank governor, the presidency said Monday.

Coronavirus graft scandals shake South Africa's president

Johanesburg - South Africa is reeling from coronavirus-linked corruption scandals that have battered President Cyril Ramaphosa's credibility and the country's image abroad, but spurred unprecedented efforts to boost transparency.

Mozambique insurgency tests region's anti-conflict resolve

Johanesburg - The audacious attack and occupation of a strategic port in Mozambique's gas-rich province days before a summit of regional leaders will test southern Africa's counter-insurgency skills, analysts say.

Manhood must wait: virus delays South African circumcision rituals

Port Elizabeth - South African 17-year-old Sinoyolo was looking forward to becoming a "man" this year.His uncle had made arrangements for him to travel to the mountains overlooking the South African city of Port Elizabeth in December for his initiation.

Nile dam mediator S. Africa urges talks to continue

Johanesburg - South Africa, current mediator in a long-running feud over Ethiopia's dam on the Blue Nile, on Thursday urged talks to continue despite threats of suspension and walkout.

Coronavirus infects 24,000 South African health workers

Johanesburg - Some 24,000 health workers in South Africa have contracted coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit the country in March, the health minister announced on Wednesday.

Coronavirus infects 24,000 S.African health workers

Johanesburg - Some 24,000 health workers in South Africa have contracted the coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit the country in March, the health minister announced on Wednesday.

South Africa coronavirus cases top 500,000: government

Johanesburg - South Africa has now registered more than 500,000 cases of coronavirus, the health ministry announced Saturday, making it by far the hardest-hit country in Africa.

Natural toxins likely killed hundreds of Botswana elephants: govt

Johanesburg - Hundreds of elephants that died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta probably succumbed to natural toxins, the wildlife department said Friday.

Carpe diem: Invasive fish feeds hungry in South Africa's lockdown

- It is just before sunrise and volunteers are hauling nets full of gleaming, wriggling carp out of Groenvlei Lake.Here, on the picturesque coast of South Africa, environmentalists are hard at work trying to eradicate an invasive alien species.

Africa heads to coronavirus landmark with worse to come

Johanesburg - Africa is now edging towards a million cases of coronavirus, but experts warn far worse lies ahead in a continent struggling with fragile health systems and slender economic resources.

Catching up with Ryan Coetzee: South African swimmer Special

South African swimmer Ryan Coetzee chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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