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South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Andrew Mlangeni dies at 95

Johannesburg, South Africa | XINHUA | South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni has died at the age of 95. President Cyril Ramaphosa described the death as “the end of a generational history.” Mlangeni was admitted to hospital on Tuesday following an abdominal complaint. “The passing of Andrew Mekete Mlangeni …

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President Ramaphosa pays tribute to late Zindzi Mandela

Kampala, Uganda | XINHAU | As tributes continued pouring in following the death of South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela, President Cyril Ramaphosa said her passing was saddening. Zindzi died at age of 59 in a Johannesburg hospital after a short illness. She was Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela’s …

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South African president mulls infrastructure-led growth recovery plan

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | South Africa will use infrastructure development to recover from the COVID-19 impact, said the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday. Ramaphosa made the remarks while addressing the sustainable infrastructure development symposium in Pretoria. He pointed out that COVID-19 has disrupted global financial markets, production, trade and …

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S.Africa’s Ramaphosa slams surge in femicides as lockdown eases

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday condemned as “acts of inhumanity” a surge of femicides since South Africa eased anti-coronavirus stay-at-home measures. Murders of women have spiralled since the start of June, when lockdown restrictions were loosened allowing for more movement of people, according to the police. “I have been …

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South Africa leader faces thorny test over virus lockdown

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Admired by some but berated by others for imposing a tight lockdown, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a fresh leadership test over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Africa’s most industrialised nation is preparing to reopen its economy on Monday as it moves into …

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S.Africa’s mass testing hits limits as virus spreads

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | With an expert flick of the wrist, South African nurse Bhelekazi Mdlalose collected throat swabs from young men lining up for coronavirus testing at a run-down hostel in downtown Johannesburg. Health workers were sent to the overcrowded block of single-room flats — mainly occupied by men from rural areas …

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