DR Congo officials deny virus figures manipulated

Johannesburg – Government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have denied any manipulations of its figures for coronavirus cases and deaths. The controversy came as health officials made an announcement that the country’s Covid-19 figures which stand at 63 deaths from 2,025 cases, most of them in the capital Kinshasa. 312 people have recovered […]

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Cosatu asks for workers to access retirement funds

Johannesburg –Trade union federation Cosatu has submitted an urgent request to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to allow workers to access a portion of their retirement funds. The union says this can be used as an income replacement for its members. Cosatu’s body requested this in a formal letter sent to the minister. The union says […]

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NPC: China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law

China’s ruling Communist Party as set in motion a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, a move see n by many as a major blow to the city’s freedoms. The law to ban “treason, secession, sedition and subversion” could bypass elsewhere in China. Mass protests against what is seen as erosion of Hong Kong’s […]

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Some South Africans repatriated from Wuhan now want to go back

Johannesburg – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has revealed that some of the South Africans repatriated from Wuhan, in China where the coronavirus outbreak started, have requested assistance to return to the Chinese province. The group of 112 citizens, which included students, was the first to return to South Africa as the […]

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Mnqithi: Rhulani was unlucky at Pirates

Johannesburg – Rhulani Mokwena was unlucky during his four-month spell in charge of Orlando Pirates, says Mamelodi Assistant coach Manqoba Mnqithi. Mnqithi and Mokwena were once part of dream team under head coach Pitso Mosimane went Mokwena left Sundowns for Pirates. Mokwena took over when Orlando Pirates coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic left in August and […]

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Burundi polls count continues, ‘many’ opposition supporters detained

Burundi’s leading opposition candidate says over 200 party supporters were arrested during Wednesday’s election, and he is keeping open the possibility of challenging the results over suspected fraud. Agathon Rwasa spoke to media a day after the East African country went to the polls on its most important election since the country gained independence in […]

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Government only knows us when we go to vote –Iterileng residents

Johannesburg – Residents of the Iterileng informal settlement near Laudium in Centurion lined up on 20 May 2020 to receive hampers that included 10kg maize meal, food, masks, soap, and sanitiser. Eleven thousand hampers were to be distributed from 08:00 am but residents started queuing in the early hours, the queue snaking through a nearby […]

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Cassper and AKA beef is draining the life out of the culture – Riky Rick

Johannesburg – Rapper Riky Rick has slammed the ‘exhausting’ beef between rappers AKA and Cassper Nyovest. The rapper posted several tweets saying the duel has run its course: “It might be exciting for twitter but behind the scenes, its something most rappers keeps quiet on because it’s draining the life out of the culture. AKA […]

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