Tagged: South Africa

Coronavirus: South Africa eases lockdown as ‘outbreak reaches peak’

South Africa’s president has said coronavirus infections appear to have peaked in the country, as he announced a sweeping relaxation of lockdown measures. President Cyril Ramaphosa said nearly all restrictions on the country’s economy will be eased from Monday. A controversial ban on the sale...

Coronavirus in South Africa: The lull before the tsunami?

During the past fortnight South Africa has seen a dramatic, and unexpected slow-down in the daily rate of coronavirus infections. Health experts are warning that it is far too early to see this as a significant development, and worry that it could even trigger a...

South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba

Minister says he was blackmail target over sxx tape

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has said he was the target of extortion attempts after a private sxx video was stolen following a hacking incident. Gigaba said in tweets posted Sunday that he took the unprecedented step of addressing the video because it...

Toxic treatments Choosing between deafness and death

Toxic treatments: Choosing between deafness and death

Lying in his hospital bed, he knew that something was very wrong. The world was rapidly closing off to him. He could hear muffled, indistinct sounds coming from doctors at the hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, but he couldn’t quite make out what they were...

“ATM phamarcy cuts queues for AIDS patients

South Africa has launched an ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as AIDS in a move aimed at reducing waiting times and congestion in public healthcare facilities. The Health Ministry and charity Right to Care said the Pharmacy Dispensing...

Zuma new wife

Meet Jacob Zuma ‘s 24year-old Seventh Wife

Seventy-six-year-old former president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, is set to marry for the seventh time. His bride-to-be is 24-year-old Nonkanyiso Conco, who confirmed to TimesLIVE that she and the embattled former president are set to wed. “Yes‚ we are getting married‚ but that is all I...

Winnie Mandela dies at 81

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. The couple – famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years –...