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Vaccinations · Johannesburg

South African experts don't see need for mass monkeypox vaccination

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SA's disease experts do not see a vaccination campaign being necessary against monkeypox. Experts doubt the disease will spread as Covid-19 did. More than 200 suspected and confirmed cases of the virus, the majority in Europe, had been detected in at least 19 countries since early May.See the Story
Asia · Colombo

Long fuel queues persist in Sri Lanka despite scramble to deliver supplies

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Long queues snaked around gas stations in Sri Lanka's commercial capital and its outskirts on Monday. The island nation's government was scrambling to deliver fuel supplies and douse any unrest as it battles a devastating economic crisis. Sri Lanka is in the throes of its worst economic crisis since independence, as a dire shortage of foreign exchange has stalled imports.See the Story
Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths breach 101,000 as 4,200 new cases recorded on Tuesday

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4,227 new Covid-19 cases had been identified in SA on Tuesday. This is significantly higher than the 1,662 cases recorded on Monday. The new cases are mainly from Gauteng (31%) followed by the Western Cape (22%), KwaZulu-Natal (16%) and Eastern Cape (11%)See the Story
Africa · Mthatha

Cele, Masemola to visit Mthatha police station after Namhla Mtwa's murder

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Namhla Mtwa was shot dead in her car when she arrive at her home in Sidwadwa in April. The 35-year-old suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body and was declared dead at the scene. Her sister turned to social media to call for justice for Namhla, saying no arrest had been made.See the Story
Eskom

'I am sick of hearing load-shedding jokes': Eskom CEO slams 'armchair critics'

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Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter hits back at critics calling for him to resign. He says he will only do so if the utility's board asks him to. By May 10, Eskom had implemented 32 days of load-shedding this year compared with 26 days over the same period last year.See the Story

BREAKING | Another Eastern Cape official gunned down

Another Eastern Cape government official has been gunned down at their home. Senior Makana official Jeff Budaza was gunned down in the driveway of his Extension 4, Joza, home on Wednesday night.See the Story

Illegal immigrant who ripped up working railway line gets six years’ jail

A Zimbabwean who was in the country illegally and caught red-handed with pieces of railway track that he had stripped and stolen has been sentenced to six years behind bars by the Pretoria regional court.See the Story

Fed up parents close Zanokukhanya primary school, demanding more classrooms

Frustrated parents calling for more classrooms forced the closure of Zanokukhanya Primary School in Mdantsane’s NU6 and barred pupils and teachers from entering the school premises on Wednesday morning.See the Story

Former health official in court for matric certificate fraud

A woman who submitted a fraudulent matric certificate to secure a job appeared in the Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Wednesday.See the Story

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