SOUTH AFRICA: PUBLIC TO COMMENT ON BILL PROPOSING TIGHTER GUN CONTROLS

Thu 13 May 2021: The public will soon comment on the Firearms Amendment Bill of 2021, which proposes tighter controls and management of firearms as well as the establishment of the National Firearms Register. In a Cabinet statement released on Thursday, Cabinet said it had approved the publication of the Bill for public comment. “The […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: OVER 145 CANDIDATES TO CONTEST BY-ELECTIONS

Tue 11 May 2021: Over 145 candidates from 29 political parties are set to contest the by-elections in 40 wards on 19 May 2021, the Electoral Commission announced on Tuesday. “The 145 candidates, including eight independent candidates, were certified as contestants for the by-elections on 3 May 2021. Of the candidates, 86 (59.31%) are male […]

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‘AFRICA IS ONLY REGION TO HAVE UNIFIED STRATEGY ON COVID-19’

Sun 09 May 2021: Africa is the only region to have developed a unified continental strategy for the coronavirus pandemic that has delivered results, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday. So far, Africa has administered 19.6 million doses, or 2% of the global total. Meanwhile, 80% of all doses administered globally […]

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‘WORRYING TREND’: SOUTH AFRICA RECORDS INCREASE IN COVID-19 INFECTIONS

Fri 07 May 2021: Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed concern over the increase of COVID-19 cases in the country in the past two weeks. “… We have noticed a worrying trend of increasing numbers of detected cases in a number of districts. The Free State, Gauteng, Northern Cape and North West are of […]

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ISLAM HAS RICH, PROUD HISTORY IN SOUTH AFRICA: PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA

Fri 07 May 2021: President Cyril Ramaphosa said late Thursday that Islam has a rich and proud history in South Africa, acknowledging the community’s contribution to the fight against apartheid, which ushered in a democracy in 1994.  Addressing leaders of the South African Muslim community in Athlone, Cape Town during a fast-breaking event during Ramadan […]

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OPINION: FURTHER MILITARISATION WILL NOT END MOZAMBIQUE’S INSURGENCY

Fri 07 May 2021: Sending more soldiers and weapons to northern Mozambique would only serve to exacerbate the problem. The recent raid by supposedly ISIL-linked insurgents on the northern Mozambican city of Palma, which left dozens of civilians dead and displaced 30,000 others, has given rise to a narrative that Africa is now a hotbed […]

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