Oct 16, 2021 07:13 AM IST
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.
- Sep 07, 2021 02:00 PM IST
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.
- Aug 31, 2021 11:27 AM IST
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.
- Aug 30, 2021 06:03 PM IST
The new variant has more mutations than other variants of concern (VOCs) or variants of interest (VOIs) detected worldwide so far, the researchers said.
- Aug 19, 2021 12:29 PM IST
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.
- Aug 02, 2021 03:52 PM IST
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.
- Jul 27, 2021 07:23 PM IST
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.
- Jul 17, 2021 10:38 PM IST
- Jul 15, 2021 09:08 AM IST
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.
- Jul 14, 2021 10:12 PM IST
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.
- Jul 14, 2021 09:43 PM IST
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.
- Jul 13, 2021 01:23 PM IST
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.
- Jul 13, 2021 08:31 AM IST
Shopping malls in Johannesburg, the country's largest city, were looted and major roads were blocked by burning tires, Associated Press reported.
- Jul 12, 2021 08:06 AM IST
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.
- Jun 30, 2021 12:25 PM IST
To ease pressure on the health system and slow the rate of transmission, President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced tighter lockdown restrictions.
- Jun 29, 2021 03:46 PM IST
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.
- Jun 28, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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.
- Jun 28, 2021 12:14 PM IST
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.
- Jun 09, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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.
- Jun 09, 2021 11:58 AM IST
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.
- Jun 08, 2021 07:40 PM IST
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.
- Jun 08, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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.
- Jun 01, 2021 10:19 PM IST
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.
- May 24, 2021 09:33 PM IST
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.
- May 19, 2021 11:39 AM IST
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.