Close to midway through his current term, President Cyril Ramaphosa has made extensive changes to his executive for the first time. The move ... is both a reflection of his weakness and his power. If his gambles at finance and security pay off, Ramaphosa may have laid the foundations for a second term.
South Africa's deputy president David Mabuza is back after five weeks of sick leave, and his absence co-incided with one of the most violent ... episodes since democratic rule in 1994. He re-appeared just in time for a long-overdue cabinet shake-up, rumoured to be due in a few days' time.
It has taken a pandemic as severe as Covid-19 to jostle Sub-Saharan Africa into action to bolster its vaccine production capacity and capability, ... argues Stavros Nicolaou of Aspen, Africa's biggest drug company. For the first time in the region’s history, the continent is pooling its resources and aggregating volumes to mount a collective and co-ordinated response for its coronavirus vaccine needs.
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Celebrated epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim, known as 'South Africa's Dr Fauci', has moved on from his work on the South African Ministerial ... Advisory committee on Covid-19, to serve as a member of the African Task Force for Coronavirus and the Lancet Commission on Covid-19. He's also gone back to focusing on his life's work of fighting the HIV/Aids pandemic.
Battle-hardened Rwandan soldiers have claimed their first victories over insurgents in northern Mozambique. Meanwhile South Africa is beginning ... to deploy its troops to its neighbour to enforce SADC's operation to stamp out the Islamist insurgency in the north.
In the grips of a third Covid-19 wave, along with soaring rates of the delta variant, South Africa needs all hands on deck. But many of those ... trained hands are blocked from working as doctors in the health sector due to a quota system that was meant to undo the wrongs of the past. Only now it's creating a new wrong.