President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa: 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, pain, worry and loss

Read the sombre New Year's Day message presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa to South Africans My fellow South Africans, As we reflect on the year that now draws to a close, we see a world that is fundamentally different to anything we have known before. There is no corner of the earth, nor any part … Continue reading Ramaphosa: 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, pain, worry and loss

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South Africa experiencing ‘second wave’ of the coronavirus

South African health minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday announced that the country has entered the second wave of COVID-19 infections after 6,079 COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours. This brings the total case load in the country to 828,592. Up to the last week, the increase was mainly in the Eastern and Western Cape … Continue reading South Africa experiencing ‘second wave’ of the coronavirus

Lioness opens car door to join family on Safari ride

Messing with the king of the jungle can be dangerous, but it could turn life-threatening when it’s in its own territory. In one such video, an inquisitive lion gave a huge shock to holidaymakers after first opening the door of their car. A family was ecstatic to spot a pack of six fully grow lions … Continue reading Lioness opens car door to join family on Safari ride

Spain’s daily death toll declines as restricitions begin to ease

Spain has registered 288 deaths in its latest 24-hour period, the lowest figure since 20 March, as the country finally eased up on lockdown  restrictions to allow children up to 14 years old outside for the first time in six weeks. A further easing of restrictions is set for next week, as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced … Continue reading Spain’s daily death toll declines as restricitions begin to ease

How kids can continue learning during a lockdown

Most countries in the world have ordered all schools to close as a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many schools have also asked parents to ensure that learning continues at home. Online learning is an obvious way to keep lessons going; however, only a few schools have well-established online learning systems. Additional challenges … Continue reading How kids can continue learning during a lockdown

South Africa to lockdown for 21 days

South Africa, Africa's most industrialized economy and a nation of 57 million people, will go into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting Thursday. The aim is to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, the president said Monday. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the measures in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases … Continue reading South Africa to lockdown for 21 days

Drug addiction endangering lives in South Africa

Drug addiction in South Africa has reached an alarming level. In its last annual Drug Awareness campaign week, the government of South Africa released statistical figures which indicate a rising level of drug addiction, including the health and financial implications. At the event held between, Nathan Rogerson (a representative of Akeso Clinics, a private inpatient … Continue reading Drug addiction endangering lives in South Africa

Air Peace to airlift ‘stranded’ Nigerians in South Africa

Air Peace has postponed the free airlifting of Nigerians in South Africa due to expired travel documents of most citizens in that country. Many Nigerians, who had been scheduled for evacuation back home in the face of attacks on them in South Africa, were said to be unable to tender valid travel documents when asked … Continue reading Air Peace to airlift ‘stranded’ Nigerians in South Africa

Nigeria should ‘boldly’ demand respect from South Africa or take it by force

Recurring xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and their investments in South Africa have reached its “reasonable” peak and reprisal attacks alone can’t solve this growing animosity between Africa’s two superpowers. Like wounded lions in the jungle, this diplomatic row between South Africa and Nigeria will “most likely” end in appeasements (shoulder-rubbing) or kiss to make up—a … Continue reading Nigeria should ‘boldly’ demand respect from South Africa or take it by force

SA police confirm arrest of violent protesters

The police in South Africa has arrested more than 80 people and confirmed five deaths as attacks on Nigerians and other African migrants in Johannesburg and the capital Pretoria intensified on Tuesday. Major streets across both cities were littered with broken bricks and glass from buildings torched in overnight fires and debris from police battles … Continue reading SA police confirm arrest of violent protesters