Tag Archives: South Africa

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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Pearl Thusi Slays Her Look For The Screening Of Netflix’s First African Series, QueenSono

There was so much glamour going on at the South African premiere of Queen Sono, the First Original African Series by Netflix, that we hardly know where to start! Lead actress, Pearl Thusi was the bell of the evening as she turned heads in a metallic gown by Prishtinali designer, Dona Matoshi, styled by Nigerian renowned stylist, Swanky Jerry. It…

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South African Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane Set To Visit West Africa Particularly Ghana And Nigeria

Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will in the coming week travel to West Africa for a working visit to our regional neighbours in Ghana and Nigeria. The Minister will spend two-days in Accra attending the First UNWTO Presidential Leadership Taskforce on Women Empowerment on Tourism Sector with Focus on Africa, where she will be part of…

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AKA Vows To Attend Burna Boy’s Show, After Initial Threat to Beat The Rapper Up

South African rapper, AKA seems to be in a mood to have a face-off with Nigerian singer, Burna Boy after he revealed that he would be attending the Afro-fusion’s scheduled performance at a show in his country, South Africa. Recall that there was an uproar by Nigerians against AKA during the Xenophobia attack after the…

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Foreigners in South Africa Plea For Relocation After Xenophobic Attacks

Hundreds of foreign nationals on Wednesday took to the streets of Cape Town, demanding to be relocated from South Africa after camping at the UN refugee agency offices for a week. The foreigners, many of whom described themselves as asylum-seekers, say they no longer feel safe in South Africa after a surge of xenophobic attacks…

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A Cape Town Neighborhood Backdrops Nola Black’s New Editorial

Emerging womenswear designer, Nola Black has continued to challenge the norms of the Nigerian fashion industry and its latest offering is of no exception. For its SS19 editorial, the designer journeyed to South Africa seeking collaborative exploration of the tenderness of Cape Town, particularly, through Woodstock neighborhood where it was shot. The campaign features refreshed…

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