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  • COVID-19: South Africa to vaccinate 12 to 17-year-olds Oct 16, 2021 07:13 AM IST

    COVID-19: South Africa to vaccinate 12 to 17-year-olds

    The Pfizer vaccine, which has been approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, will be administered to the age group. But the children and teenagers will only receive one dose at this stage, unlike adults who have been receiving two doses over a period.

  • 13th BRICS Summit: PM Modi to push for greater trade, investment as part of Strategy 2025 Sep 07, 2021 02:00 PM IST

    13th BRICS Summit: PM Modi to push for greater trade, investment as part of Strategy 2025

    Apart from business and economic issues, the summit is expected to see extensive discussions on the Afghanistan crisis and BRICS leaders may also issue a joint statement on the latest situation in the country, sources say.

  • Explained: How deadly is the new COVID-19 variant C.1.2? Aug 31, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    Explained: How deadly is the new COVID-19 variant C.1.2?

    Genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been emerging and circulating around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak of the contagion, multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 have emerged across the world.

  • New Covid variant detected in South Africa, C.1.2, may be more infectious, evade vaccine protection: Study Aug 30, 2021 06:03 PM IST

    New Covid variant detected in South Africa, C.1.2, may be more infectious, evade vaccine protection: Study

    The new variant has more mutations than other variants of concern (VOCs) or variants of interest (VOIs) detected worldwide so far, the researchers said.

  • BRICS signs deal on cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing Aug 19, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    BRICS signs deal on cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing

    The pact inked on Wednesday enables building a virtual constellation of specified remote sensing satellites of BRICS space agencies and their respective ground stations will receive the data, ISRO said.

  • Renault commences exports of Kiger to South Africa Aug 02, 2021 03:52 PM IST

    Renault commences exports of Kiger to South Africa

    The company's diverse range of offerings in passenger vehicles has been consistently well-received by the people of South Africa, Renault India Operations Country CEO & Managing Director Venkatram Mamillapalle said.

  • South Africa's port terminals still disrupted days after cyber-attack Jul 27, 2021 07:23 PM IST

    South Africa's port terminals still disrupted days after cyber-attack

    The attack has affected ports in Durban -- the busiest in sub-Saharan Africa -- as well as Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura, Transnet said in the "confidential" notice seen by AFP on Tuesday.

  • Nelson Mandela International Day | What to see, do, eat and experience in South Africa Jul 17, 2021 10:38 PM IST

    Nelson Mandela International Day | What to see, do, eat and experience in South Africa

  • South African military to deploy 25,000 soldiers to deal with looting and riots Jul 15, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    South African military to deploy 25,000 soldiers to deal with looting and riots

    A military surge of that size would increase tenfold the number of soldiers deployed in the hotspots of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces, where the police and army have been battling unrest for days.

  • Watch: South Africa riots | What’s causing the massive unrest Jul 14, 2021 10:12 PM IST

    Watch: South Africa riots | What’s causing the massive unrest

    The unrest in South Africa, set off last week after the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, claimed dozens of lives so far. Here are some scenes of raging unrest.

  • 'Worst civil unrest since 1994': How South Africa plunged into riots, looting and turmoil Jul 14, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    'Worst civil unrest since 1994': How South Africa plunged into riots, looting and turmoil

    Violent demonstrations, which erupted in South Africa after the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma last week, has claimed 70 lives so far and damaged hundreds of businesses.

  • South Africa unrest death toll rises to 32 Jul 13, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    South Africa unrest death toll rises to 32

    The toll in KwaZulu-Natal province now stands at 26, premier Sihle Zikalala told a news conference on Tuesday, a day after officials confirmed six deaths in Gauteng province.

  • 10 dead in South Africa riots over jailing of former President Jacob Zuma Jul 13, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    10 dead in South Africa riots over jailing of former President Jacob Zuma

    Shopping malls in Johannesburg, the country's largest city, were looted and major roads were blocked by burning tires, Associated Press reported.

  • South Africa extends tight COVID-19 restrictions for another 14 days Jul 12, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    South Africa extends tight COVID-19 restrictions for another 14 days

    The country, the worst-hit on the African continent in terms of recorded cases and deaths, is in the grip of a third wave of infections driven by the more infectious Delta coronavirus variant.

  • South Africa's latest COVID-19 lockdown puts spotlight back on vaccination failures Jun 30, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    South Africa's latest COVID-19 lockdown puts spotlight back on vaccination failures

    To ease pressure on the health system and slow the rate of transmission, President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced tighter lockdown restrictions.

  • South African court orders ex-president Jacob Zuma to jail for contempt Jun 29, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    South African court orders ex-president Jacob Zuma to jail for contempt

    Jacob Zuma has been ordered to hand himself over within five days to a police station in his hometown of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal province or in Johannesburg. This is the first time in South Africa’s history that a former president has been sentenced to prison.

  • Current COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against Beta variant: Study Jun 28, 2021 01:21 PM IST

    Current COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against Beta variant: Study

    Present on the surface of SARS-COV-2, spike proteins enable the virus to attach to and enter our cells, and all current vaccines are directed against them.

  • South Africa tightens restrictions amid exponential spike in Delta COVID-19 infections Jun 28, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    South Africa tightens restrictions amid exponential spike in Delta COVID-19 infections

    President Cyril Ramaphosa in a national broadcast on Sunday announced that the new measures would go into effect from midnight of June 27 for a fortnight, after which it will be reviewed.

  • UAE ratifies extradition deal with South Africa as hunt for Guptas intensifies Jun 09, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    UAE ratifies extradition deal with South Africa as hunt for Guptas intensifies

    The Gupta brothers - Atul, Ajay and Rajesh Gupta - are accused of using connections with Zuma to win contracts, misappropriate state assets, inappropriately influence cabinet appointments and siphon off billions of rand in state funds.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | South Africa to dispose 2 million J&J doses over contamination fears Jun 09, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | South Africa to dispose 2 million J&J doses over contamination fears

    Burden of bridging the vaccine gap will now fall on the country’s largest pharma company Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, which will begin producing the vaccines by mid-week at its factory in Gqebherha (earlier known as Port Elizabeth), on contract from J&J.

  • South African woman gives birth to 10 babies, may set world record Jun 08, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    South African woman gives birth to 10 babies, may set world record

    Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, has claimed to have given birth to ten babies – seven boys and three girls. According to her husband, the babies were delivered by a caesarean section surgery at a hospital in Pretoria on June 7.

  • Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter Ashish Lata Ramgobin jailed inSouth Africa for 7 years in fraud case Jun 08, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter Ashish Lata Ramgobin jailed inSouth Africa for 7 years in fraud case

    Ramgobin is the daughter of noted rights activists Ela Gandhi and late Mewa Ramgobind, was also refused leave to appeal both the conviction and the sentence by the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

  • BRICS supports proposal by India, South Africa to temporarily waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines Jun 01, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    BRICS supports proposal by India, South Africa to temporarily waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines

    Ways to deal with the coronavirus pandemic including sharing of technology to boost production of vaccines and improving supply chains for medical products figured prominently at a virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) countries.

  • Thank India, South Africa for their initiative at WTO to waive IP protections for COVID-19 products: WHO chief May 24, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    Thank India, South Africa for their initiative at WTO to waive IP protections for COVID-19 products: WHO chief

    World Health Organisation Director-General Ghebreyesus called on nations to share doses through COVAX and underlined the need to scale-up manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines.

  • India, China, South Africa fared 'relatively better' than other major economies in Q1 of 2021: UN May 19, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    India, China, South Africa fared 'relatively better' than other major economies in Q1 of 2021: UN

    The Global Trade Update by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Wednesday said that in Q1 2021, the value of global trade in goods and services grew by about 4 per cent quarter-over-quarter and by about 10 per cent year-over-year.

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