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South Africa

Republic in southern Africa

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May 4, 2020
Vodacom launches commercial 5G mobile network in South Africa
March 23, 2020
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announces a nationwide 21-day lockdown.

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Tage Kene-Okafor
July 27, 2021
TechCrunch
Despite South Africa's high card and mobile penetration rates of over 70%, the country's SMEs still struggle to accept cards. Yoco's portable card machines proved masterful in solving this problem.
BS Web Team
July 26, 2021
@bsindia
Coronavirus updates: Indias private companies plan to step up vaccination in towns and villages. South Africa eased virus curbs after new infections slowed.
July 23, 2021
WebWire
Biocair recently opened its third South African office in Cape Town as part of its global expansion efforts. In addition to Biocair's offices in Durban and Johannesburg, the new logistics hub in Cape Town provides additional capacity for a growing Operations team and will expand Biocair's footprint in a country with the largest life sciences market on the African continent. This year to date, the healthcare and science logistics specialist has increased its global network and operational...
Flaviane Santos Souza
July 23, 2021
phys.org
The world's bees face a major threat from deformed wing virus, a pathogen transmitted by the parasitic varroa mite. It is responsible for causing the death of millions of colonies in the US, Europe and Asia. The major losses started in the early 1990s with at least 30% of colonies dying each year.
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
July 22, 2021
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
July 21, 2021
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
July 21, 2021
mint
Drugmakers face growing pressure from U.S., Europe to address global vaccine inequity
Whitney Rosenberg
July 21, 2021
phys.org
In South Africa it is against the law to abandon a child--specifically an infant, in such a way that the baby is likely to die. But people are rarely prosecuted for this crime. This is usually because the perpetrator--often the mother--cannot be located. When found, individuals are usually charged with murder.
July 20, 2021
The Wire
The phone numbers on the leaked database include those belonging to at least one king, three presidents and three PMs who are still in office.
Press Trust of India
July 21, 2021
@bsindia
More than 1.5 million children in 21 countries, including 119,000 from India, lost their primary and secondary caregivers to Covid-19 during the first 14 months of the pandemic, according to Lancet
Tanya Basu
July 20, 2021
MIT Technology Review
The "walkie-talkie" app is fast evolving from a 911 replacement to a neighborhood communication app.
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
July 20, 2021
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
July 19, 2021
ESPNcricinfo
Kagiso Rabada's 17 runs off the final over dragged his side to 165
Michael Le Page, Clare Wilson, Jessica Hamzelou, Sam Wong, Graham Lawton, Adam Vaughan, Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool
July 19, 2021
New Scientist
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Gary Samore
July 19, 2021
phys.org
Scientists are making dramatic progress with techniques for "gene splicing"--modifying the genetic makeup of organisms.
July 16, 2021
The Indian Express
Tensions between the two communities in the township of Phoenix and surrounding areas were sparked by social media posts following the violence over the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma on July 7.
Jess Sheldon
July 17, 2021
Express.co.uk
STATE PENSION payments rise annually, currently under the triple lock. However, not all pensioners who receive the UK state pension are able to get the uprated amount each year, due to where they live. According to the End Frozen Pensions campaign, around 500,000 British pensioners are affected.
July 16, 2021
NDTV.com
Maxar Technologies has been collecting new satellite imagery of South Africa that shows the scale and intensity of the recent violence and looting that occurred in multiple cities, including Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
July 16, 2021
NDTV.com
Maxar Technologies has been collecting new satellite imagery of South Africa that shows the scale and intensity of the recent violence and looting that occurred in multiple cities, including Durban and Pietermaritzburg.
Nqobile Dludla | Reuters
July 16, 2021
@bsindia
Retailers also said they are racing to keep stores unaffected by the violence stocked as some shoppers were stripping shelves with panic buying
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