"Our country has had to borrow money from the IMF to deal with the crisis. Yet, for the ruthless 'covidpreneur,' and those within the state and other institutions who enable corruption, this is simply an opportunity to exploit the situation," a statement by the organizations read. … [Read more...] about South Africa’s double blow: Corruption and the coronavirus
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The difficulty – if not outright impossibility – of social distancing in Africa’s poor, tightly packed urban areas, has been an enabler for the spread of the virus. Harsh curfews inflict massive suffering on the very large number of people who do not have regular incomes but rely on day-to-day earnings to pay for basic necessities. … [Read more...] about South Africa registers more than half a million coronavirus cases
South Africa's outbreak: Eight lessons for the rest of the continentMore than a third of all infections have been reported in Gauteng - South Africa's financial hub, and a province that has quickly become the epicentre of the national outbreak. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark
"This day 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid. I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our UN ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on (Robben) Island," Biden said at his South Carolina launch party in Columbia earlier this month. … [Read more...] about Was Joe Biden arrested in South Africa?
At 119 for four a heavy defeat loomed, but Warner's sensational ton and Alex Carey's 85 from 69 balls helped to bring the equation down to 11 from the final two balls at Old Trafford, only for Nathan Lyon to hole out. … [Read more...] about Australia to face England in World Cup semi-final after South Africa beat Aaron Finch’s side at Old Trafford