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WHO Urges Caution over Travel Bans linked to New COVID-19 variant

WHO Urges Caution over Travel Bans linked to New COVID-19 variant

The development on Friday came as a World Health Organization (WHO) panel prepared to meet to assess the potential impact of a new coronavirus variant identified as B 1.1.529. According to WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the information is still limited. “There are fewer than 100 whole genome sequences that are…

Source: Department of Employment and Labour: Republic of South Africa |

Employment and Labour closes government building due to safety issues

Inspectors close government building at a brink of collapse

A building housing various government departments in Mokopane was closed down by the Department of Employment and Labour Inspectors on Wednesday 24 November as it posed immediate dangers to employees. The building is owned by the Department of Public Works and employees had raised a complaint in October 2021 with…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Rwanda genocide memorial sites offer lessons for us – says NCOP Chairperson

The Kigali Genocide Memorial sites feature educational videos, photographic and real skeletal remains of genocide victims

The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Amos Masondo, has called on nations to learn from the tragic Rwandan genocide to build inclusive and prosperous societies. Mr Masondo and the South African delegation to the Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding Officers Conference (CSPOC), which is hosted by the…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention |

Coronavirus: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Statement regarding the new SARS-COV-2 virus variant B.1.1.529

Many of the other identified mutations are not yet well characterized and have not been identified in other currently circulating variants

On 25 November 2021, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) in South Africa announced the detection of a new variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, following genomic sequencing. This variant is currently labelled as lineage B.1.1.529. The emergence of this new variant coincides with a sudden…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Parliament commemorates 16 days of activism and calls for no violence against women and children

Crime statistics for the 2019/2020 period in South Africa indicate that 2 695 women and 943 children were killed in South Africa

Parliament’s Presiding Officers (POs), led by the Speaker of the National Assembly (NA), Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Amos Masondo, join the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV). Among other things, the campaign aims to raise…

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Nuclear Technology Imbizo 2021 announced in South Africa

The Imbizo will be leveraging experience, insights and tools from different global players in terms of vendor/technology companies, Governments, academia, Nuclear Industry Associations and the private sector

The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) (NIASA.co.za) in collaboration with South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society (SAYNPS), Women in Nuclear South Africa (WINSA) and Southern African Radiation Protection Society (SARPA) will be hosting a Nuclear Technology Imbizo (Conference) on the 08th – 09th December, 2021 at the Cape…

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NBA Africa and Basketball Africa League Join 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

NBA Africa and the BAL to Support NGOs in Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa as Part of Commitment to Advancing Gender Equality on the Continent

NBA Africa (www.NBA.com) and the Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that they are supporting the Center for Women’s Global Leadership’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign” (16dayscampaign.org) the most widely-recognized and longest-running campaign for women’s rights in the world with the goal of eliminating of all forms…

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South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria see a decrease of ordinary threats, yet experience a massive increase of targeted malware schemes

The reason for such a change was the introduction and popularisation of new cybercrime models in the region, with cybercrime tools becoming more targeted

According to Kaspersky’s (https://Kaspersky.co.za/) latest research on the threat landscape trends, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are facing a dramatic change in the threat landscape. While regular, self-propagating malware is decreasing dramatically, as it is no longer effective and cannot fly under security radars, the region will see the growth…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Ramaphosa Thanks Kenya For Support During Struggle Against Apartheid

President Ramaphosa pointed out that President Kenyatta’s State Visit had enabled the two countries to renew political, economic and social cooperation

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has thanked Kenya for supporting his country's fight for freedom from apartheid. “Kenya provided unwavering support and solidarity for many years during our struggle against the evil system of apartheid,” President Ramaphosa said. The South African President spoke on Tuesday evening in Pretoria when he…

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During the Last Edition of IATF in Durban, South Africa, The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Organized Two Side Events, Under the AATB Program, to Share its Vision and Programs Aiming to Accelerate Trade Across the African Continent

The week-long event saw the attendance of a diverse audience including government officials, policy-makers, industry leaders and institutional heads from African countries and other regions to discuss trade, the creative industry, Africa’s post-covid economic recovery and the contient’s position on global trade in the perspective of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org) joined partners, involved parties in the Arab-Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, strategic stakeholders and public and private sector players for the 2021 edition of the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) that took place in the city of Durban in South Africa. The ITFC…