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Residents evacuated as firefighters battle Table Mountain blaze

Cape Town - A blaze advanced along South Africa's iconic Table Mountain toward central Cape Town on Monday after ravaging university buildings, while firefighters battled strong winds in their efforts to control it and officials evacuated residential areas.

S. Africa sells its AstraZeneca vaccine doses to AU

Johanesburg - South Africa has sold a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for distribution in 14 fellow African nations, the health minister announced Sunday.

S.Africa's Ramaphosa leads tributes to 'fallen' Zulu king

Nongoma - South African politicians, traditional leaders and celebrities gathered Thursday to bid farewell to Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini, with tributes led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who declared "a huge tree has fallen.

South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini dies aged 72

Johanesburg - Goodwill Zwelithini, the controversial but revered king of the Zulus, South Africa's largest ethnic group, died Friday aged 72 after weeks in hospital for a diabetes-related illness, the royal palace announced.

South Africa medics celebrate after sharp drop in Covid cases

Tembisa - After a year battling coronavirus, exhausted health workers in South Africa are celebrating a drop in cases but dread another wave of infections -- a scenario that could strike just months from now.

South Africa lays out budget as economy reels from pandemic

Johanesburg - South Africa will unveil government spending plans for the 2021 financial year on Wednesday, as the continent's most industrialised economy grapples with recovering from the coronavirus and a pre-pandemic recession.

S.Africa's Zuma arms deal corruption case to heard in May

Pietermaritzburg - South Africa's scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma and French arms dealer Thales, accused of graft in a case going back more than two decades, will go on trial in May, the High Court ruled Tuesday.

S.Africa arrests suspected trader in prehistoric art

Port Shepstone - South African police said Monday they had arrested a suspect for attempting to sell rock art that may have been ripped from the wall of a cave.

From pandemic to politics, tough road ahead for South African president

Johanesburg - South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his annual address to the nation on Thursday while appearing increasingly fragile politically, hit by massive health and economic crises as well as a divided ruling party.

S.Africa goes for Johnson & Johnson vaccine: minister

Johanesburg - South Africa will begin its coronavirus inoculation campaign with Johnson & Johnson vaccines, the health minister said on Wednesday, after withholding the Oxford/AstraZeneca formula over doubts about effectiveness.

'There was no trust': Apartheid ghosts stalk S.Africa's vaccine fears

Johanesburg - At the very mention of the word "vaccine", 82-year-old Josefine Hlomuka vehemently shook her head, her face clouding with worry as she gazed at the storm bearing down on her home in the Johannesburg township of Soweto.

Zuma vows never to appear before S.Africa's anti-graft panel

Johanesburg - South Africa's beleaguered ex-president Jacob Zuma vowed Monday to not appear before a judicial panel probing corruption during his nine-year tenure, defying a court order compelling him to testify.

SAfrica virus strain more contagious, experts confirm

Johanesburg - A new variant of the coronavirus first identified in South Africa is more contagious than earlier versions, experts said on Monday, but there is no evidence that it is more deadly.

South African breweries adapt to survive alcohol ban

Johanesburg - "This place is definitely not what it used to be," said Eben Uys, gently wiping the dust from the counter of his bar.

S.Africa police arrest thousands for not wearing masks

Johanesburg - South African police have arrested more than 7,000 people caught without face masks in public since the end of December, the government said on Wednesday.

High cost to wildlife from shark nets protecting S.Africa beaches

- "They're basically curtains of death," said shark diver Walter Bernardis as he reached over the side of his zodiac inflatable boat to pull up a net bobbing in eastern South Africa's subtropical waters.

South Africa fears virus comeback as cluster outbreaks flare

Johanesburg - Localised coronavirus outbreaks in parts of South Africa have raised fears that the country could see a resurgence in cases compounded by gatherings during the upcoming festive season.

S.Africa's Zuma still popular despite graft scandals

Johanesburg - Over the course of his scandal-tainted career, South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma accumulated 16 fraud charges, faced court over alleged rape and built a fervent fan base that continues to rattle politics.

S.African anti-graft panel to ask police to probe Zuma walkout

Johanesburg - A South African commission hearing testimonies about rampant state corruption during Jacob Zuma's reign said Monday that it would ask police to investigate the former president after he walked out last week.

Malawi police arrest 'prophet' who fled from S.Africa

Lilongwe - A millionaire preacher wanted in South Africa on fraud and money-laundering charges was arrested in his native Malawi on Wednesday, police said.

How S.Africa farm murder sparked violence, then soul-searching

Senekal - A white farmer's murder in a rural town in early October touched off a series of racially charged events that has drawn comparisons with South Africa's apartheid past, but the truth is far more complex.

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.

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.

S.Africa seeks greater African role in UN Security Council

New York - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday urged greater African representation at the UN Security Council as well as a stimulus package for the continent as it confronts Covid-19.

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.

Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to any Iran attack

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude," after reports that Iran planned to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani.

Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to any Iran attack

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude," after reports that Iran planned to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani.

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.
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