Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: As at today, 28 March 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187

Some of the confirmed COVID-19 cases that involve health workers

Fellow South Africans, as at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187. We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting. The…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Modes of transmission of virus causing COVID-19: implications for IPC precaution recommendations

COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes

Scientific brief According to current evidence, COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and contact routes. Droplet transmission occurs when a person is in in close contact (within 1 m) with someone who has respiratory symptoms (e.g.  coughing or sneezing,) and is therefore at risk of having his/her…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

Source: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) |

21st March 2020 - Ten New Cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Nigeria

All ten (10) new cases are Nigerian nationals

The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed ten (10) new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria; three (3) new cases in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and seven (7) new cases in Lagos State. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to twenty-two (22). All…

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS)
Source: DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) |

DuPont Sustainable Solutions Acquires Lodestone Partners

Merger Gives DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) Expanded Capability, Deep Experience and Proven Methodologies in Operations Excellence

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) ( this month announced that it has acquired the assets of Lodestone Partners, a global consulting firm recognized for helping companies in the resource industry achieve sustainable improvements in operating performance. The acquisition, which was effective February 29, deepens DSS’ knowledge and capability in the area…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Young leaders from Canada, Fiji, Pakistan, Uganda win Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

The Africa and Europe prize Galabuzi Brian Kakembo of Uganda scooped the overall prize of 2020 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

Four outstanding young people have won Commonwealth Youth Awards for innovative projects that are delivering sustainable development in their countries. The awards recognise exceptional contributions by young people whose ventures are helping their countries achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The regional award winners are: Africa and Europe: Brian…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Shujaa drop to 12th after Vancouver outing

The team had earlier failed to qualify for the cup competition

The Kenya men's national sevens team, Shujaa, are down to 12th after the sixth round of the 2019/2020 HSBC Sevens World Series, the Canada Sevens which was held at the B.C Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this past weekend. Shujaa collected 6 points after exiting the tournament at the…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks stay in World Series Hunt after Fourth Place in Vancouver

The Blitzboks conceded more log points to New Zealand, with the lead now nine points, after the Kiwis won the final against Australia

The Springbok Sevens team will return to South Africa on Wednesday with 37 out of a possible 44 log points gained on the North American leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, which includes a first HSBC LA Sevens crown, and a consolidated second place on the series standings.…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Imbokodo to face familiar foes in Stellenbosch

The Imbokodo played against Poland twice at invitational tournaments in France in May last year, winning both matches albeit with tight margins

The Springbok Women's Sevens team were drawn with China, Poland and Mexico in Pool A of the inaugural HSBC World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series tournament for women, to be played on 28-29 March at Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch. Japan, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan and Belgium will contest Pool B,…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks need to embrace opportunities in Vancouver – Afrika

Afrika would love nothing more to leave Canada with a gold medal, but that outcome was not high on the agenda when he presented the defence session to the team this week

It’s hard to argue with the mark made on the world sevens stage by Blitzbok Cecil Afrika, who has pretty much achieved all there is in his stellar career on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. But the fire and drive to finish at the top – on his own…