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South African economy could shrink more than forecast

by on September 13, 2020 0
South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni warned Sunday the economy could shrink by more than the 7 percent forecast by policymakers and the central bank for 2020, adding that public finances are “overstretched”. The economy of Africa’s most industrialised nation contracted by more than half in the second quarter of this year, an unprecedented... Read More

South Africa investigates COVID-linked corruption of $290 million

by on August 19, 2020 0
South African authorities are investigating government departments for graft over irregularities in coronavirus-related tenders worth 5 billion rand ($290 million), the head of its Special Investigating Unit (SIU) told lawmakers on Wednesday. The figure is likely to add to pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ruling African National Congress, who have struggled to... Read More

South Africa sets up body to probe coronavirus corruption

by on August 7, 2020 0
President Ramaphosa forms committee to investigate alleged fraud in state tenders involving medical equipment. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has set up a ministerial committee to investigate alleged corruption in state tenders in the fight against the coronavirus, as the government faces criticism over its response to the pandemic. Reports of suspect deals between... Read More

South Africa bans alcohol sale, imposes curfew to curb COVID-19

by on July 13, 2020 0
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country will immediately return to a ban on the sale of alcohol to reduce the volume of trauma patients so that hospitals have more beds open to treat COVID-19 patients. Confronted by surging hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, South Africa is also reinstating a night curfew to reduce... Read More

South Africa’s top judge under fire for pro-Israeli remarks

by on June 26, 2020 0
South Africa’s chief justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, on Friday came under fire over comments seen as pledging support for Israel. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has openly voiced solidarity with the Palestinian cause, comparing it to the struggle against apartheid. Last year, South Africa downgraded its embassy in Tel Aviv. The judge sparked an... Read More
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