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Location: Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Capital: Pretoria
Population: 48,577,000
Independence Day: 31 May 1910 (from UK)
Date Joined: Rejoined 1994, (South Africa withdrew from the Commonwealth on its own accord in 1961)
Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Total Area: 1,219,912 sq km
Languages: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Head of the Government: President HE Cyril Ramaphosa (since 15 February 2018)
Web site: http://www.gov.za
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South Africa’s Ramaphosa Prepares to Ease Lockdown Rules

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is preparing to ease lockdown restrictions, including the possible scrapping of an alcohol sales ban, according to people familiar with the matter. The country will move to so-called alert level 2, although details of which curbs will be retained are still being worked out, said four of the people, asking not to be identified because the information hasn’t been made public. Two said a decision had been taken to allow alcohol to be sold,

News Source:bloomberg
News Type:News Published date: 13-August-2020
  

Government to discuss new lockdown rules for South Africa this week

Government is expected to review some of South Africa’s lockdown regulations when the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) meets on Tuesday (11 August), with early signs pointing to a relaxation in rules. The Sunday Times reports that president Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation no later than Saturday, when the state of disaster is also due to expire. The paper spoke to a number of experts which indicated that the pandemic

News Source:businesstech
News Type:News Published date: 10-August-2020
  

South Africa: IMF Approves Covid-19 Loan to South Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive board has approved South Africa's request for a US$4.3 billion (R70 billion) loan to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. The request for emergency financial support under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) will help the country to mitigate the adverse social and economic impact of the pandemic. In a statement issued on Monday, National Treasury said the additional IMF funding is a low-interest loan that contributes to government's

News Source:allafrica
News Type:News Published date: 28-July-2020
  

S.Africa Wits University clinicians volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine trial

Six senior clinicians at the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, have volunteer to participate in South Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial. The Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA-Trial aims to find a vaccine that will prevent infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of the Witwatersrand, Martin Veller said It is very appropriate that healthcare professionals and people who are involved

News Source:africanews
News Type:News Published date: 15-July-2020
  

South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread of coronavirus. A night-time curfew has been imposed, and the wearing of masks outdoors is now compulsory. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the alcohol ban - South Africa's second this year - would take pressure off the national healthcare system. It comes as total infections exceed a quarter of a million.

News Source:bbc
News Type:News Published date: 13-July-2020
  
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