Tag Archives: South Africa

Nigerians React As ShopRite Sets To Discontinue Operations In Nigeria

South Africa’s grocery store, ShopRite, is set to leave Nigeria after operating in the country for a period of 15 years. In a statement on Monday, the company said it has been approached by potential investors willing to take over its Nigerian operations. Bloomberg reports that Shoprite is considering considering an outright sale of its operation in…

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OB Quarantine Look Of The Day: Bonang Matheba In Thebe Magugu

Bonang Matheba has good style year-round, but her quarantine fashion game is about to be exceptionally strong. For weeks now, the South African media personality has shown how to effortlessly wear bomber jackets with sneakers and sometimes stilettos. This weekend, she busted out her trustee pumps, this time pairing them with Thebe Magugu’s jacket to…

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South Africa’s Thando Thabethe Stuns On True Love Magazine’s August Issue

South African media IT girl, Thando Thabethe is serving black girl magic as she triumphs on the cover for True Love Magazine‘s August issue. “Our Women’s Month edition stars the brilliant and exceptionally talented @thando_thabethe + our #ClassOf2020 list, featuring some of Mzansi’s female trailblazers who are making a huge mark.” the publication wrote while announcing the cover on Instagram. Looking stunning, the…

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Nelson Mandela’s Daughter, Zindzi, Passes Away At 59

Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of foremost South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died at the age of 59. According to State television South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the public official died at a Johannesburg hospital early Monday morning. Zindzi was South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death.…

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South African Rapper, AKA, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

South African rapper, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes popularly known as AKA, has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The musician disclosed this in a statement on his social media pages on Friday July 10, 2020. He also explained that he decided to make his result public to raise awareness about the pandemic. Part of a statement from his management…

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COVID-19: South Africa Reopens Schools, Eases Lockdown As Cases Exceed 50,000

South Africa has eased its lockdown restrictions and reopened schools despite coronavirus death toll passing 1,000 on Monday and new infections spiking over 50,000. According to official statistics, the number of detected infections was 50,879 — the worst in Africa. However, South Africa ranks second in terms of deaths at 1,080 after Egypt. The continent’s…

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South Africa Records Over 1000 New COVID-19 Cases In One Day After Increasing Testing

South Africa has recorded over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the country’s Department of Health confirmed on their official website on Tuesday May 27. According to the report, a total of 12,922 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours which resulted in 1,034 new cases of the novel pandemic. “Regrettably, we…

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COVID-19: South African Sex Workers Ask To Be Included Part Of “Essential Services” Amid Lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of South Africa is being appealed upon by The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and the National Movement of Sex Workers (Sisonke) to include them as an essential service during the coronavirus lockdown. Lesego Tlhwale, a spokesperson from the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (Sweat) also spoke…

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South Africa Announces Nationwide Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Threat

The National Coronavirus Command Council has joined other nations to enforce a nation-wide lockdown, CNBC reports. The nationwide lockdown is for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March, ending on April 16th, 2020 and will be accompanied by a public health management program that will significantly increase screening, testing, contact tracing, and…

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OB Lifestyle: Taymesan Living His Best Life On An Epic South African Getaway Is A Whole Mood

Emmanuel Taymesan is kicking of March 2020 with an epic South African group vacay that has us ready to book a flight and shop for some new clothes. Along with actress and media personality Eku Edewor and Ghanaian blogger, Ameyaw Debrah and the rest of their squad, the social media influencer and comedian is living…

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