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South Africa investors cheer Ramaphosa rival's suspension

May 12 2021

JOHANNESBURG Investors are celebrating the suspension of one of the main party rivals of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as a sign that he is finally tightening his grip on the governing African National Congress (ANC).

South Africa warns of 'vaccine apartheid' if rich countries hog shots

May 10 2021

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that if wealthy nations hogged COVID-19 shots while millions in poor countries died waiting for them it would amount to "vaccine apartheid". | Video

South Africa's Ramaphosa says ANC should have done more to prevent Zuma-era corruption

Apr 29 2021

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the governing party "could and should" have done more to prevent corruption under his predecessor Jacob Zuma, in highly anticipated testimony to a graft inquiry.

South Africa lifts power licence threshold, but not enough

Apr 24 2021

JOHANNESBURG South Africa plans to lift the licensing threshold for small-scale power generation projects to 10 megawatts (MW) from 1 MW, a boost to firms anxious to curb their reliance on ailing state utility Eskom, but industry experts had hoped for more.

African countries urged not to waste vaccines after expiry confusion

Apr 22 2021

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -The African Union's disease control body and World Health Organization on Thursday urged African countries not to waste COVID-19 vaccines donated to them, after confusion in Malawi and South Sudan about whether doses they received had expired.

UPDATE 2-South African central bank doesn't see disruption from global policy normalisation

Apr 15 2021

* Reaction function is to inflation, Kganyago says (Adds more quotes, context)

South Africa says non-refundable downpayments among onerous vaccine terms

Apr 14 2021

CAPE TOWN South Africa agreed to onerous conditions like non-refundable downpayments to secure COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer, its health minister said on Wednesday, describing terms vaccine manufacturers had demanded as "difficult and sometimes unreasonable".

South Africa suspends J&J vaccine rollout after U.S. pause

Apr 13 2021

JOHANNESBURG South Africa has suspended the rollout of Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine, its health minister said on Tuesday, after U.S. federal health agencies recommended pausing its use because of rare cases of blood clots.

UPDATE 2-South Africa suspends J&J vaccine rollout after U.S. pause

Apr 13 2021

* Minister says 10 mln more Pfizer shots secured (Adds another Mkhize quote, context)

Africa must expand vaccine production, leaders say

Apr 12 2021

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -Africa must expand vaccine manufacturing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and future health emergencies, including by forging partnerships to boost expertise and investment, continental leaders and international health officials said on Monday. | Video

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Judge sanctioned by U.S. set to take over Iran presidency

DUBAI (Reuters) -Iranians voted on Friday in a contest set to hand the presidency to a hardline judge subject to U.S. sanctions, though many are likely to ignore the ballot amid anger over economic hardship and calls for a boycott by critics of hardline rule.