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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 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

Covid-19 has sped up changes to the world of work, Ramaphosa tells global summit

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Covid-19 presents an opportunity for the world to deliver greater economic security, equal opportunity and social justice for those who work, those who've lost jobs and those seeking employment opportunities. Ramaphosa, who is also the African Union chairperson, told the International Labour Organisation's (ILO)

News Source:news24
News Type:News Published date: 12-July-2020

Cyril Ramaphosa | Keeping our distance from the elderly could save their lives

For those fortunate enough to have an elderly parent or grandparent still alive, not being able to spend time with them has been one of the most difficult parts of the lockdown. For millions of senior citizens, social activities like meeting friends and family and attending religious services and stokvel and burial society meetings are the mainstay of their lives. Because of social distancing regulations, most of these activities have been curtailed, potentially leaving them feeling socially

News Source:news24
News Type:News Published date: 08-July-2020

Ramaphosa: Road to Recovery For SA’s Economy Will Be Hard But Not Impossible

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the road to recovery for the country’s economy battered by COVID-19 would be hard but not impossible. Ramaphosa said government believed in its R500 billion ambitious relief package aimed at addressing the devastation caused by the outbreak of COVID-19. The president held a virtual imbizo with South Africans on Wednesday night. He said he understood the hardship South Africans were under right now, but it was not the time to give up. “…And that in the coming months,

News Source:ewn.co.za
News Type:News Published date: 02-July-2020

Buhari approves N7.5bn for medical research in tertiary institutions

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of six medical simulation research and clinical training facilities in six colleges of medicine in each geopolitical zone in the country. The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, disclosed this at the 2020 TETFund Board of Trustees, BoT, Retreat in Abuja.He said the approval provided an opportunity for TETFund to offer twelve COVID-19 and infectious disease molecular laboratories, two in each geopolitical zone,

News Source:dailypost.ng
News Type:News Published date: 25-June-2020

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