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South Africa: Over 250 people killed in deadly floods

– – At least 250 people have been killed in deadly floods that have caused havoc in the coastal areas South Africa‘s port city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province. Officials had earlier estimated that at least 59 people had died but the death toll has now jumped to over 250. Nomagugu Simelane, KwaZulu-Natal’s health minister, told local news outlets that 253 people had died. Provincial officials say the number has since hit 259. Shipping at South Africa’s busiest port had to be suspended due to the severe flooding which…

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SA woman who spent almost $1m she got in error jailed

– – A South African woman has been jailed for five years by a court for spending almost $1 million (14 million rands) credited to her bank account in error. Sibongile Mani got 14 million rands instead of 1,400 rands she was entitled to in 2017. The money had come from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) through a payment services company, Intellimali. Mani was at the time a student at Walter Sisulu University. She did not report the error in the payment but rather went on a shopping…

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The Rise of Mobile Casino Gambling in South Africa

– – We take a look at the mobile gaming market in South Africa, reasons for the fast growth, top online casino bonuses and how to choose great mobile gaming sites. The South African mobile gambling industry experienced a boost in the last decade partly because of increased smartphone use in the country. Increased smartphone use opened a floodgate of opportunities for mobile casino and sportsbook operators seeking to expand in South Africa. Over 300 million Africans were using smartphones in 2019, comprising a market worth $15 billion. The last…

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Covid-19: South Africa, Nigeria end PCR test for vaccinated travelers

– – South Africa and Nigeria have announced their decision to relax Covid-19 PCR test for vaccinated travellers. On Monday the Nigerian government announced that fully vaccinated travellers coming into the country will no longer be required to take a pre-departure PCR Covid-19 test. The chairman of the Presidential Covid Response Team, Boss Mustapha, said this change would come into effect from 4 April. With this new policy, passengers who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated are still expected to take a Covid test 48 hours before departure, or do one…

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2022’s Top Rated SA Online Casinos with the Biggest Sign-Up Bonuses

– – SouthAfricanCasinos.co.za announces the release of a comprehensive review detailing the best sign-up no deposit bonuses at top-rated SA online casinos. Every month, millions of South Africans play at their favorite online gambling sites. There are scores of such sites that support the South African Rand (ZAR) currency, local banking options and South African-friendly online casino games. Throw into the mix the many different online casino bonuses available at these sites, and it becomes quite a mission to find the best South African casinos with the biggest no deposit…

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How to Evaluate and Find the Best South African Online Casino

– – If you currently live in South Africa, you’re probably aware of the local gambling regulations. While online casinos are not technically legal in the country, the residents are not prohibited from playing on websites that provide various casino games as this area of the law is a bit of a gray zone. Popular for decades, this form of entertainment has reached an even wider audience since the global pandemic started so if you’re also considering joining an online casino, here is how to evaluate them and find the…

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European Union lifts flight suspension to Southern Africa

– – The European Union has announced the lifting of suspension on flights to and from Southern Africa, a restriction that was put in place amid the outbreak of the omicron variant. When the restriction was imposed last year, the African Union and United Nations strongly criticized it. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Nigerian counterpart asked the EU countries to reverse the travel ban. Th French presidency of the EU however said on Monday that after a meeting of the bloc’s Integrated Political Crisis Response (IPCR) team, member…

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South Africa: Alleged parliament arsonist appears in court

– – A man suspected of setting ablaze South Africa’s parliament complex last Sunday has appeared in court. On Tuesday the Cape Town Magistrates Court charged the 49-year old, for arson and then adjourned hearing to January 11. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila told journalists on Tuesday that the suspect named as Zandile Christmas Mafe was also found with an explosive. Other charges include, “House breaking” with intent to steal and theft, two counts of arson, possession of an explosive device and destruction of essential infrastructure. The suspects lawyer,…

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South Africa’s Desmond Tutu dies at age 90

– – South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has died at the age of 90. The Nobel Peace prize laureate was instrumental in the fight that helped end apartheid in South Africa. He was a contemporary of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, and is known for the movement to end the policy of racial segregation and discrimination enforced by the white minority government against the black majority in South Africa from 1948 until 1991. Tutu’s death comes just weeks after that of South Africa’s last apartheid-era president, FW de Clerk, died at the age…

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APRM and AU’s Peace and Security Council hold first joint meeting

– – Members of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the African Union’s Peace and Security Council are holding their first joint retreat in Durban, South Africa. The meeting is affording the two organizations the opportunity to discuss ways of better collaborating in identifying early warning signs of conflicts in Africa and devising the best way of tackling them. In 2003, the African Union established the APRM, a self-monitoring instrument to which member states accede voluntarily. It serves as an African-owned and African-led platform for self-assessment, peer-learning, and experience-sharing…

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