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COVID-19: WCape seeks advice on localised restrictions

GEORGE – The provincial government in the Western Cape is seeking legal advice, over localised restrictions, as the province records a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Stricter COVID-19 regulations are expected to be announced this week. The dramatic uptick in coronavirus cases along the Garden Route resulted in the area becoming a COVID-19 hotspot. READ: COVID-19: SAMA says …

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South Africa has cut rhino poaching by half, says Creecy

Barbara Creecy says rhino poaching has decreased in the first half of 2020. The number of rhinos killed by poachers has dropped in the first six months of 2020, the government has said. The government says this is due to travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. But there are warnings that, as lockdowns ease, …

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Education spending is falling and the Covid-19 budget h…

South Africa spent R695 less per school learner in 2018 than it did in 2009 if education inflation is taken into account. (Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks) Schools are essential to the Covid-19 response. First published by GroundUp CLOSE Improving our education system is key to South Africa’s development. Yet real per capita education spending has …

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Here’s how long the peak is lasting in Gauteng’s hotspot areas

Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, announced early Friday morning that total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 482,169 after 11,046 more people contracted the virus over a 24-hour reporting period. Gauteng remains the hardest-hit province with 171,574 cases, followed by the Western Cape 94,440, Eastern Cape 77,055 and KwaZulu-Natal with …

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UK government refuses to release information about Assa…

Declassified has also discovered that the judge, Vanessa Baraitser, has ordered extradition in 96% of the cases she has presided over for which information is publicly available. Baraitser was appointed a district judge in October 2011 based at the Chief Magistrate’s Office in London, after being admitted as a solicitor in 1994. Next to no …

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Zimbabwe clears streets, bans anti-government protests

HARARE – Zimbabwe has banned protests and deployed soldiers and police to clear the streets of the capital Harare on the eve of planned demonstrations Friday against alleged state corruption and the deteriorating economy. Police crisscrossed the central business district on Thursday, using loudhailers to order people to stop whatever they were doing and go home. …

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Covid-19 brought us to the edge of the abyss; Ramaphosa…

If the approach to the Covid-19 crisis seems like an increasingly unfun mess, that’s because the competing forces at the top of the ANC are shredding the last sensical scraps of best practice that remained following Zuma’s fall. Now the centrists, terrified by their own shadows, have finally realised that they have no power. The …

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482,169 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths climb to 7,812

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now a total of 482,169 cases of coronavirus in South Africa. This is an increase of 11,046 cases from the 471,123 infections reported on Wednesday. The data shows that there are 315 new Covid-19 related deaths, taking the total to 7,812 casualties, following 240 deaths …

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Deaths in SA increase by 315, food insecurity in Africa rises

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Thursday 30 July that SA’s cumulative caseload increasedy by 11 046 along with 315 deaths. COVID-19 in South Africa: Thursday 30 July 2020 Minister Mkhize confirmed that that South Africa’s caseload now stands at 482 169. This is an increase of 11 …

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