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Wendell Roelf

South African wine industry on its knees as lockdown set to ease

28 May 2020

CAPE TOWN Two years ago, South Africa's first black female winemaker Ntsiki Biyela watched anxiously as the worst drought in a century scorched vineyards across Western Cape.

South Africa BCG booster trials seek low-cost weapon against COVID-19

20 May 2020

CAPE TOWN The idea of testing the BCG vaccine in Africa against COVID-19 was bound to cause controversy, yet officials say efforts underway could, if successful, give the continent a cheap and easily deployable weapon against the virus. | Video

South African children face hunger as school closure halts free meals

07 May 2020

CAPE TOWN The closure of South Africa's schools seven weeks ago halted a national feeding programme providing meals to 9 million extremely poor children, filling their stomachs and helping them get through the classroom day to get an education.

Exxon Equatorial Guinea offshore workers test positive for coronavirus -sources

27 Apr 2020

LAGOS/CAPE TOWN Thirty workers at an ExxonMobil-operated offshore oil platform in Equatorial Guinea have tested positive for the new coronavirus, two sources close to the ministry told Reuters.

Crowds loot trucks in Cape Town a month into COVID-19 lockdown

23 Apr 2020

CAPE TOWN Crowds have launched a string of attacks on delivery trucks in Cape Town, stoning, hijacking and ransacking vehicles to try to take food and other provisions during the coronavirus lockdown, city authorities said on Thursday.

RPT-Mixed blessing for some, as S.Africa shelters homeless in schools, stadiums

17 Apr 2020

PRETORIA/CAPE TOWN, April 16 South Africa, like many nations, has long viewed homelessness as an inevitable fact of modern life, but the coronavirus epidemic is offering an unexpected chance to give those on the streets a roof over their heads.

Mixed blessing for some, as South Africa shelters homeless in schools, stadiums

16 Apr 2020

PRETORIA/CAPE TOWN South Africa, like many nations, has long viewed homelessness as an inevitable fact of modern life, but the coronavirus epidemic is offering an unexpected chance to give those on the streets a roof over their heads.

South African union takes government to court over COVID-19 gear shortage

07 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's main health workers' union planned to challenge the government in court on Tuesday over shortages of protective gear for frontline staff as the country braced for a surge in new coronavirus cases.

South African union takes govt to court over COVID-19 gear shortage

07 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG, April 7 South Africa's main health workers' union planned to challenge the government in court on Tuesday over shortages of protective gear for frontline staff as the country braced for a surge in new coronavirus cases.

World News

Civil unrest flares in U.S. cities over Minneapolis killing

The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War Two after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other U.S. cities following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.