* Ramaphosa sees public works as key to attracting
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.
CAPE TOWN, Sept 17 South Africa's
pandemic-battered tourism sector on Thursday welcomed a
government decision to allow international travel from Oct. 1
but officials worried restrictions on key markets facing high
infection rates could curtail any recovery.
CAPE TOWN Lisa Krohn's Ashanti Lodge in Cape Town - normally abuzz with backpackers from around the world - today sits largely empty, a sign of how the pandemic has crushed South Africa's tourist industry.
CAPE TOWN, Aug 20 South Africa's
state-controlled airports company ACSA has signed a new 3
billion rand ($174 million) loan with domestic banks and shelved
major projects to shore up its finances in the coronavirus
crisis, its finance chief said on Thursday.
CAPE TOWN Somalia expects to announce the winners of its first oil and gas licensing round early next year, as the country seeks petro dollars to help rebuild its struggling economy, a senior government oil official said on Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN, Aug 5 Somalia expects to announce the
winners of its first oil and gas licensing round early next
year, as the country seeks petro dollars to help rebuild its
struggling economy, a senior government oil official said on
CAPE TOWN The first of thousands of South African-designed ventilators rolled off a Cape Town assembly line on Friday, responding to requests from hospitals needing them for severe COVID-19 cases but unable to get them on global markets, officials said.
CAPE TOWN At a centuries-old vineyard overlooked by South Africa's Drakenstein mountain, the country's biggest single wine exporter Distell is battling a problem of plenty.
CAPE TOWN Two people were killed on Thursday in an explosion at Astron Energy's 100,000 barrel per day refinery in Cape Town, the company said as it promised a full investigation.