CAPE TOWN In South Africa's Franschhoek mountains a helicopter drops off abseilers to cut down invasive pine trees that are choking off water supplies to millions of Cape Town residents already facing climate change-induced shortages. | Video
CAPE TOWN South Africa's biggest engineering union has rejected a new wage offer as a strike that has already hit output at carmaker BMW enters its second week and threatens more assembly lines, industry officials said on Thursday.
CAPE TOWN South Africa's biggest metalworkers union on Tuesday launched an indefinite strike to press for wage rises in the engineering sector, action that threatens to spill over and block supplies of parts to make new cars, industry and union officials said.
CAPE TOWN Efforts to develop an African base for COVID-19 vaccine production will focus on trying to replicate Moderna's shot, but a lack of progress in talks with the U.S. company mean the project will take time, a senior WHO official told Reuters. | Video
CAPE TOWN Five youths from Cape Town's Langa township squeeze into wetsuits for a snorkelling lesson with South Africa's first Black diving coach -- turning the tide on decades of apartheid history in which water sports were reserved for wealthy whites. | Video
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CAPE TOWN South Africa has started geological mapping at the country's first carbon capture and storage (CCS) site, where it plans to inject vast quantities of CO2 deep underground from 2023, a senior Council for Geoscience official said.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) -A South African court on Tuesday again postponed a long-delayed corruption trial against jailed former president Jacob Zuma to September 9 following his hospitalisation last week for an undisclosed medical condition. | Video
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -South Africa plans about 36 billion rand ($2.4 billion) of relief measures to support businesses and individuals affected by unrest this month and by COVID-19 restrictions, the finance ministry said on Wednesday.