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Tim Cocks

South African white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder

Oct 16 2020

SENEKAL, South Africa White South African farmers and Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday during a court hearing in a murder case that has exposed still simmering racial tensions 26 years after the end of apartheid.

South Africa's Ramaphosa warns against using farm murders to stoke racial hatred

Oct 12 2020

JOHANNESBURG President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday urged South Africans not to use murders of white farmers to inflame racial tensions by falsely equating them with ethnic cleansing, a week after a farm killing stoked violent protests.

Special Report: For Black South African rugby player, a COVID victory, and loss

Oct 09 2020

CAPE TOWN, South Africa On Broadhurst Cona's fifth night in the COVID-19 ward of Cape Town's Groote Schuur Hospital, the patient in the bed next to him was giving up. | Video

South Africa says tourists from high-risk countries still barred from Oct. 1

Sep 30 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa will not allow tourists from countries with higher coronavirus infection and death rates, including Britain, the United States and France, to enter when its borders open up on Oct. 1, ministers said on Wednesday.

South Africa's ex-leader Zuma, accused of graft, hits out at successor

Aug 28 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, facing trial for graft, lashed out at his successor Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, accusing him of betraying the ruling African National Congress (ANC) with his stance against corruption.

South African leader lifts lockdown restrictions after COVID-19 infections fall

Aug 15 2020

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday that all indications were that South Africa had reached the peak of COVID-19 infections, as he announced a sweeping removal of lockdown restrictions on the economy.

Africa's cases of COVID-19 top 1 million: Reuters tally

Aug 07 2020

JOHANNESBURG Africa's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have surpassed 1 million, a Reuters tally showed on Thursday, as the disease began to spread rapidly through a continent whose relative isolation has so far spared it the worst of the pandemic. | Video

How inequality and poverty undermined South Africa's COVID response

Jul 31 2020

JOHANNESBURG When coronavirus patients started arriving at South Africa's government-run Thelle Mogoerane Hospital, workers scrambled to set up isolation wards to treat them. | Video

South Africa 59% excess deaths imply hidden COVID-19 toll

Jul 23 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa witnessed some 17,000 extra deaths from natural causes or 59% more than would normally be expected between early May and mid-July, scientists said, suggesting many more people are dying of COVID-19 than shown in official figures.

South Africa 59% excess deaths imply hidden COVID-19 toll

Jul 23 2020

JOHANNESBURG, July 23 South Africa witnessed some 17,000 extra deaths from natural causes or 59% more than would normally be expected between early May and mid-July, scientists said, suggesting many more people are dying of COVID-19 than shown in official figures.

World News

U.S. urges diplomacy as Nagorno-Karabakh fighting rages

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to pursue a diplomatic solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as fighting in and around the mountain enclave entered a second month on Tuesday, defying a ceasefire brokered in Washington.