08 Jul 2022

No power for up to six hours in South Africa electricity crisis

South Africa has been experiencing rolling blackouts of up to six hours a day during a bitterly cold winter due to an unreliable power supply in the country. The state-run power company Eskom has been experiencing poor management and corruption which has caused South Africa to experience power cuts for

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24 Jun 2022

Protests force South Africa’s Eskom to widen power cuts

In South Africa, state power company Eskom announced it may have to widen power cuts this weekend as labor protests disrupt operations. The company has been struggling to meet the demand for power in South Africa for over a decade. Eskom has been implementing rotational outages since the beginning of

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20 May 2022

Pharmacy Giant Hit By Data Breach Affecting 3.6 Million Customers

Dis-Chem, a pharmacy retailer, announced that it has been affected by a data breach that exposed the personal details of roughly 3.6 million customers. Dis-Chem released a statement explaining how it contracted with a third-party service provider and operator for certain managed services, including a database. the database contained personal

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13 Apr 2022

Heavy rains and flooding in South Africa kill 59 people and sweep away roads

Rains and floods have killed at least 59 people on the eastern coast of South Africa. Residents were urged to remain at home as roads were damaged and homes were destroyed in the storms.  The province of KwaZulu-Natal was hit by the floods, including the city of Durabn. A bridge

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06 Apr 2022

South African and US Officers Swoop on Fraud Gang

American and South African investigators have teamed up to crack down on fraud that is persistent in the latter country, recently arresting several members linked to a suspected fraud gang. The individuals arrested consisted of three South Africans and four Nigerians, and are believed to be linked to an infamous

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03 Jan 2022

Large fire tears through South Africa’s parliament, collapsing roof and gutting entire floors

On Sunday, South Africa’s parliament building went up in flames, causing the roof of one building to collapse. The chamber of the National Assembly was severely affected by the blaze, as images from the scene showed flames shooting out of the top of the building. The fire broke out on

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27 Dec 2021

Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Who Helped End Apartheid, Dies at 90

On Sunday, South Africans across the country mourned the death of Desmond Tutu. Mr. Tutu was an Anglican archbishop who led a global campaign to put a stop to the country’s racist policies. Mr. Tutu was seen by many as a moral compass and leading figure for a nation struggling

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17 Dec 2021

South Africa sees fewer hospitalisations as Omicron cases surge

As a result of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, infection rates are soaring in South Africa. Despite the increase in cases, fewer people have died or required hospital treatment compared to previous waves of the disease. On Wednesday, South Africa recorded its highest number of cases, however, the hospitalizations have

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15 Oct 2021

Three South African ministers freed after standoff with veterans

Three government ministers held hostage by veterans for compensation for their ole in the fight against apartheid were released by South African special forces. The incident occurred Thursday night in a hotel in the capital of Pretoria after a meeting between veterans and top government officials. The Minister in the

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03 Sep 2021

South Africa will no longer send J&J vaccines to Europe, AU envoy says

An arrangement in which South Africa would ship Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccines to Europe has been suspended according to the African Union Special Envoy for Covid-19 response. The suspension is in part due to interventions by the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen,

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