WHO: Omicron variant found in 38 countries, no deaths reported yet
On Friday, Dec. 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the Omicron variant has been identified in at least 38 countries but no deaths have been reported. The WHO is cautious in determining how contagious the variant is, whether it causes more severe sickness, and the efficacy of therapies and ...
Dr. Fauci: US must collect data before South Africa travel ban over new Omicron COVID-19 variant
On Friday, Nov. 26, Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said the U.S. must analyze the data before deciding whether or not to limit travel for the new COVID-19 Omicron variant. Fauci mentioned that a flight restriction from southern Africa is conceivable and that the U.S. is gathering data ...
South African woman did not give birth to 10 babies, local newspaper sued for claiming she told the truth
The story of a South African mom who made a Guinness World Record by giving birth to the decouplets was established by local authorities as fake. The local newspaper, which insisted that the multiple births were true, was threatened with a lawsuit. According to the New York Post, the 37-year-old mother, ...
Crypto app founders at large with $3.6 billion in stolen Bitcoin
Authorities are searching for two business partners who allegedly misused investor funds to buy their way into crypto billionaire-hood. South Africa's Finance Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) is trying to track down Africrypt founders Ameer and Raees Cajee. The brothers are accused of defrauding customers through using their money to purchase $3.6 ...
Husband to mother of 10 newborn babies wants everyone to stop donating money
A father is pleading with people to delay giving more cash to support his 10 newborn children. Teboga Tsotetsi wants everyone to postpone donating money until he shows photographic proof of his decuplets. "I appreciate the financial support that we have been getting from members of the public but I also would ...
Gas attendant pays for stranded motorist’s fuel and warms South African hearts
Though very strange in modern days, sometimes total strangers can indeed be lifesavers. One woman was left by the side of the highway with no gas or money and no way to get back home. That's when help arrived. Monet van Deventer was driving home in Cape Town, South Africa, shortly after ...
South Africa wins Miss Universe with talk of leadership for women
Out of 90 contestants, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi took the crown for Miss Universe 2019, and Madison Anderson, Miss Puerto Rico, coming in as first runner-up. The new #MissUniverse2019 is... SOUTH AFRICA!!!! 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/gRW8vcuT3A — Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) 9 tháng 12, 2019 Anderson, Miss Puerto Rico, in her response to the final ...
South Africa’s Ramaphosa sworn into office
New president tells the crowd in Pretoria he envisions a country free from graft and 'resources squandered' as he calls for the nation to end poverty in a generation
South Africa to extradite ex-Mozambique official to home country, not US
Former finance minister Manuel Chang is to be tried for a loan scam that diverted proceeds to Mozambican government officials and others
Zuma seeks dismissal of corruption charges
The charges include fraud, racketeering, corruption and money laundering
South Africa’s ruling ANC takes lead as votes being counted
Preliminary results show that South Africa's ruling African National Congress party has an early lead in the national elections but has seen its share of the vote drop significantly.Of the votes counted in 35% of South Africa's voting districts, the ANC leads with 55%, down from the 62% share it ...
48 parties aiming for parliament in South Africa poll
Communists, socialists, capitalists, pot-smokers and more face off May 8 in the Rainbow Nation's general election
South African voters, long staunch ANC supporters, seek change
Apathy, cynicism strike hearts and minds in the ANC’s heartland as S Africa readies for major vote May 8
Tech program turns low income S.Africa girls into high achievers
The South African educational program has mentored 11,000 bright girls into STEM careers.
Chinese president receives first African honorary doctorate
Xi Jinping accepts honorary doctorate from University of Johannesburg, his first such honor outside China
South Africa’s xenophobic violence doesn’t deter desperate migrants
For some Malawian brothers in Johannesburg, it's an easy choice between hunger at home or violence in South Africa
Xenophobic attacks surge in South Africa ahead of elections
Look within, not outside, for causes of South Africa xenophobic attacks, experts say
Why S. Africa won’t be moving to sun, wind power anytime soon
Proponents say renewable power is the future, but experts claim it's going to cost more than they are willing to spend in the short term
South African police dogs search for cyclone victims in Zimbabwe
Survivors of Cyclone Idai hope to find the bodies of their loved ones and give them a proper burial
Survivors share stories at new Holocaust, genocide center in South Africa
Foreign atrocities echo South Africa's own history
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