Unions apply to have Mango placed under business rescue

Workers’ union at Mango Airline have approached the Southern Gauteng High Court to file an urgent application to place the airline under business rescue to save it from liquidation. It was not clear at this point, however, what would be the implications of this decision for South African Airline’s (SAA’s) 51% strategic equity partner, Takatso […]

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North and South Korea restore hotline after a year

North and South Korea have restored a communication hotline that was cut off by Pyongyang last year. According to the South’s presidential office, the leaders of both countries have agreed to rebuild trust and improve ties. They have exchanged several personal letters since April, added the statement. North Korea cut the hotline in June 2020 […]

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Covid-19 forces cancellation of the 2021 Nedbank Golf Challenge

The 2021 Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player will not take place as a result of the restrictions placed on events and spectators in South Africa during the coronavirus pandemic. The European Tour, Nedbank and Sun International jointly agreed that the much anticipated 40th anniversary of this tournament, scheduled to take place at the […]

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Mozambican soldiers arrested during Covid curfew

Mozambican authorities have arrested at least 24 people for violating a Covid night curfew over the weekend in the conflict-hit Cabo Delgado province. Most of the people arrested were soldiers, some in their uniform, who had been out drinking. They were disarmed and detained in the provincial capital Pemba. Provincial police chief Silvestre Zacarias said […]

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Aspen to start J&J Covid-19 vaccine supplies to South Africa from Monday

Aspen Pharmacare will supply the first batch of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to the country from July 26, said the drugmaker on Monday. It will be the first set of vaccines to be manufactured in the country from active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) – substances used to make the final drug product – sourced […]

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Covid: Fauci says US heading in wrong direction as cases rise

The US is heading “in the wrong direction” on the coronavirus pandemic as infections surge among the unvaccinated, warned the country’s top infectious disease expert. Dr Anthony Fauci said the Delta variant of Covid-19 was driving the spike in areas with low vaccination rates. He said health officials were considering revising mask guidance for vaccinated […]

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Prisons overcrowded after looting arrests

Johannesburg – Correctional Services is struggling to isolate Covid-19 positive inmates. Many of the people arrested for alleged looting have tested positive. According to the department, this is putting strain on an already overburdened system. “Every newly admitted person must be isolated. As they come in in big numbers, we have to put them in […]

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