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Security Company Nabs Cell Phone Tower Battery Thieves

By Ashok Ramsarup :: A leading South African security company on the North Coast in KwaZulu-Natal has nabbed two suspects allegedly of the syndicate in connection with cellphone tower batteries.  It is alleged that men are from a syndicate operating from Tembisa, a residential township situated on the East Rand in Gauteng. Reaction Unit of South Africa head   Read More…»

SANEF Launches Relief Fund to Help Cash-Strapped Journalists

By Ashok Ramsarup :: The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has launched a relief fund to help journalists who lost their jobs following the Novel Coronavirus-19 pandemic that’s wreaking havoc around the world. SANEF chairperson Mahlatse Mahlase has made the announcement after journalists lost their livelihood as a result of the pandemic earlier this year.   Read More…»

UKZN speed up testing of COVID-19 in South Africa

By Ashok Ramsarup :: A leading South African university has obtained an advanced testing instrument in the hope of solving the Noval Covid-19 pandemic that is wreaking havoc around the world. The College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has obtained the latest technology called the ILEX Genehecker (ultra-fast PCR) to the tune   Read More…»

Doctors and Research Body Expose Private Laboratories Fleecing Patients Over Covid-19 Testing

By Ashok Ramsarup :: India’s leading doctors and research organization – AIDS Society of India (ASI), has lauded the state governments of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh for lowering COVID-19 test costs in the world’s largest democracy.  This follows recommendations made by ASI as a result of exposure to private laboratories charging exorbitant prices for the tests. ASI President   Read More…»

Stricter Measures in Certain Hotspots in South Africa

By Ashok Ramsarup :: Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has announced several hotspots as South Africa heads towards Level 3 lockdown beginning on the 1 June.  The Minister was following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement last week that the country would enter Level-3. Speaking during a media briefing in Pretoria, Dlamini-Zuma made it   Read More…»

Leading Bank Lauds Nurses During Covid-19 Pandemic

By Ashok Ramsarup :: South African nurses have been lauded for their sacrifices made for being in the frontline fighting the deadly Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that claimed more than 206 deaths in the country. On International Day of the Nurse this week, one of the country’s leading banks, ABSA, joined many hundreds of organisations   Read More…»

Africa N°1

Measles Manifestations Cause for Concern

By Ashok Ramsarup :: While the World Health Organisation has heaped praises on South Africa in the manner in which it is tackling the Novel Coronavirus-19 pandemic, but shocking details of measles is emerging from three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation   Read More…»

South African Govt Announced a Five-level Lockdown

By Ashok Ramsarup :: The South African government has announced a five-level lockdown restriction starting from the 1st May in a bid to avoid a massive surge in “infections and an uncontrollable” increase of the Novel Coronavirus-19 that had plagued the world. Speaking to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the lockdown would ease some businesses   Read More…»

South Africa introduces a 21-day lockdown following the impact of Novel Covid-19 virus

By Ashok Ramsarup :: The South African government has decided to introduce a countywide lockdown effective from Thursday until the 26th of March for 21 following the Novel Coronavirus-19 that had become a global catastrophe. The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has risen to more than to more 400. President Cyril Ramaphosa decided to take   Read More…»

South Africa declares a national state of disaster after COVID-19 impacts the country

By Ashok Ramsarup :: South Africa has declared a national state of disaster in terms of the National Disaster Management Act after the Novel Coronavirus-19 had taken the world by storm. During an address from the Union Building in Pretoria, President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that 162 000 people were tested with the virus. In taking the   Read More…»

Coronavirus Hits South Africa

By Ashok Ramsarup :: South Africa has reported its first coronavirus case in the port city of Durban. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize told the media that a 38-old-man who returned from Italy earlier this week was tested positive with the deadly virus. Dr Mkhize announced that a tracer team, including epidemiologists and clinicians from the National   Read More…»

South African University Establishes Ground Breaking Campus Health ‘War Room’ to Fight the Deadly Coronavirus

By Ashok Ramsarup :: While countries around the world grapples with the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a South African university is planning to what has been described as a groundbreaking Campus Health “War Room” in a bid to fight the virus on the African continent.  A date of the launch is expected to be announced   Read More…»