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South Africa investigates deadly explosion that tore road networks

South African officials have launched a probe into Wednesday deadly gas line explosion in Johannesburg that left about fifty people. The incident caused damage to dozens of cars, leaving at least one person dead after tearing the road network in affected area. Pupils, workers, and pedestrains had to cross the damaged roads despite warnings to steer clear of the affected… Read More
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Russia’s Putin will not attend BRICS summit in South Africa

Russian President Vladimir Putin will no longer attend the summit of the BRICS group of emerging economies in South Africa next month. South Africa said he agreed to this decision “by mutual agreement” on Wednesday. But Russia will be represented by its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Johannesburg summit. “By mutual agreement, President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation… Read More
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Here are the top 10 world’s best countries to visit

The UK’s Telegraph newspaper has carried out a readers survey to determine the world’s best tourist destination – and South Africa emerged top. South Africa toppled New Zealand in the 2023 edition of the survey, the first since the 2019 edition following the Covid-19 disruption. The newspaper every year allows its readers to vote in significant numbers for their chosen… Read More
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South Africa issues Cholera warning as death toll from outbreak hits 50

South Africa has issued a warning over Cholera outbreak after a winter outbreak left 50 people dead. Local media reported that most of the deaths over the last six weeks in the Hammanskraal community in Gauteng Province. Residents there have battled for weeks to access to clean water, but there have been several cases across the country. In many communities,… Read More
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South Africa’s suspected gas leak deaths linked to illegal mining

South African authorities have said a suspected leak of poisonous gas in the shantytown of Boksburg, east of Johannesburg could be linked to illegal mining. The death toll from the accident has now risen to 17 as of Thursday, according to officials who have visited the site of the accident. Gauteng Province Premier Panyaza Lesufi, told journalists investigations are still… Read More
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South Africa’s Zulu king is fine after treatment for suspected poisoning

The Zulu King in South Africa, Misuzulu kaZwelithini is reportedly in good health after undergoing treatment for suspected poisoning. On Saturday the traditional Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi said in a statement that King Misuzulu may have been poisoned after a senior member of the family, Douglas Xaba suddenly died. “When His Majesty Misuzulu began to feel unwell, he suspected… Read More
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South Africa extends deadline for Zimbabwean Exemption Permit

The South African government has extended for Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) holders to apply for appropriate visas and waivers by a further six-month. The new deadline is now December 31, 2023, after which Zimbabwean nationals who fail to secure appropriate visas would be forcibly deported. The initial deadline was June 30, 2023, that deadline was an extension from an earlier… Read More
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Managing the risks of the retrenchment process in South Africa

The global economic climate continues to exert a chilling toll on employers, with South African businesses not escaping the frosty effects of slowing demand and creeping inflation. Like their counterparts in many countries, South African employers are actively seeking mechanisms to manage costs, consolidate employee headcount, and align their businesses with changes in customer demand and behaviour. Companies are closing… Read More
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South Africa’s revamped local currency unveiled

South Africa has unveiled upgraded banknotes and fourth decimal coin series. The new currencies have new designs and enhanced security features utilising the latest technology to protect the integrity of the currency. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) said the upgraded banknotes and coins have now been released into the South African market. The new denominations are now available effective… Read More
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South Africa raises quota for US frozen bone-in chicken amid high cost

In an amendment to Schedule 4 the Customs and Excise Act (1964), published in the Government Gazette on 31 March 2023, it was announced that the annual quota for frozen bone-in cuts of the species Gallus Domesticus originating in or imported from the United States (US), would be increased from 71,290 tonnes to 71,632 tonnes, with retrospective effect from 1… Read More