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Alexander Winning

UPDATE 2-South Africa puts public works, jobs at heart of COVID-19 recovery plan

15 Oct 2020

* Ramaphosa sees public works as key to attracting investment

South Africa's Biovac in talks to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines

14 Oct 2020

CAPE TOWN A South African company part-owned by the government is in talks with the global COVID-19 vaccine distribution scheme and pharmaceutical companies to produce some of the vaccines the country needs to protect itself against the disease.

Ramaphosa advisors say S.African debt reduction plans too ambitious

13 Oct 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 13 The South African government's plans to curb rising public debt are too ambitious, a team of local and international economic advisors to President Cyril Ramaphosa says, recommending a "more gradual and credible" approach.

South Africa corruption inquiry to summon Zuma to appear next month

09 Oct 2020

JOHANNESBURG A South African corruption inquiry will issue a summons for former president Jacob Zuma to appear to give evidence next month, the judge chairing the proceedings said on Friday. | Video

South Africa's COSATU leads union protests over coronavirus impact

07 Oct 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's biggest trade union group, COSATU, led nationwide protests against job losses, wage curbs and corruption cases on Wednesday, in an outpouring of anger at how workers have been treated during the coronavirus crisis.

Zimbabwe suspects bacterial disease behind elephant deaths

30 Sep 2020

HARARE Zimbabwe suspects a bacterial disease called haemorrhagic septicaemia is behind the recent deaths of more than 30 elephants but is doing further tests to make sure, the parks authority said. | Video

South Africa says tourists from high-risk countries still barred from Oct. 1

30 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa will not allow tourists from countries with higher coronavirus infection and death rates, including Britain, the United States and France, to enter when its borders open up on Oct. 1, ministers said on Wednesday.

Puzzled scientists seek reasons behind Africa's low fatality rates from pandemic

29 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG Africa's overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when COVID-19 hit the continent in February.

South Africa commits $650 million to airline SAA, administrator says

18 Sep 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa has pledged 10.5 billion rand ($650 million) to South African Airways (SAA), one of the administrators of the ailing state-owned airline said on Friday.

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