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Facebook launches Climate Science Information Centre in Nigeria, South Africa

Facebook

Facebook announced on Thursday, February 18, 2021 the roll out of its Climate Science Information Centre to sub-Saharan Africa, starting with South Africa and Nigeria, as part of its commitment to connecting people to accurate, expert advice and information about global developments that affect their lives. Facebook Climate Science Information Centre The Centre, available in 16 countries from Thursday, aims ...

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Cyclone Eloise: Nine killed in Africa’s east coast, heavy rains, floods in South Africa

Cyclone Eloise Beira

At least nine people were reported killed after tropical cyclone Eloise hit Africa’s east coast at the weekend with wind gusts of up to 160 kilometres per hour and heavy rain. Aerial view of flooding in Beira in the wake of the cyclone. Photo credit: Mercy Air via Reuters The majority of the deaths were reported in worst-hit Mozambican port ...

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South African astronomers discover new galaxies

Milky Way Galaxy

South African astronomers have discovered two massive galaxies which are more than 60 times the size of the Milky Way. The galaxies are 3.8 billion light years from Earth. Milky Way Galaxy The discovery was made from the multi-billion-dollar Meerkat telescope which consists of 64 antennas in the Northern Cape province, it was disclosed on Thursday, January 21, 2021. A ...

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Jason Baker: Ramaphosa is selling off South Africa’s iconic wildlife – and it needs to stop

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

At his Phala Phala game-breeding operation, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa breeds and sells animals to be gunned down by tourists who have more money than morals, alleges Jason Baker, senior vice president of international campaigns for PETA President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa Should the president of South Africa be trading in protected species and pocketing huge sums ...

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China’s first patent granted for COVID-19 vaccine, South Africa begins second trial

Coronavirus

China’s first patent for a COVID-19 vaccine has been granted by the country’s National Intellectual Property Administration. Coronavirus The patent was jointly applied for by a research team with the Academy of Military Sciences and CanSino Biologics Inc., a Chinese high-tech biopharmaceutical company, said a report in People’s Daily. The team led by Chen Wei, a Researcher at the Institute ...

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Over 7,000 S/African police officers contract COVID-19, 140 medical workers die in Iran

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

A total of 7,021 South African police officers have tested positive to COVID-19 while 53 have died, the Police Minister, Bheki Cele, said on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa Cele said at a news conference, on plans to combat COVID-19 and compliance, in Pretoria that 4,949 police officers have been quarantined while 150 have been ...

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South Africa bankrolling billions in fossil fuels, report reveals

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

A new report released on Thursday, June 11, 2020 by Friends of the Earth U.S. and Oil Change International reveals South Africa provided at least ZAR (South African Rand) 2.2 billion ($153 million) a year in trade and development finance for coal projects 2016 to 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa In total, the report found G20 countries have been providing ...

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Biodiversity centre raises concerns on GM COVID-19 vaccine trials for South Africa

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has expressed concern over the planned trials of a genetically modified (GM) vaccine on COVID-19 in South Africa, demanding for transparency in the entire process as well as public hearing. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa ACB made a submission to the Registrar of GMOs in South Africa, following an application made by ...

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SA records 1,245 new Covid-19 cases, Parliament commemorates Africa Day

Zweli Mkhize

A total of 19,485 tests conducted in the last 24 hours in South Africa has revealed 1245 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. South African Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize However, 22 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported. “We send our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased. We wish to thank the healthcare workers for their hard ...

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South Africa to investigate allegations of illegal wildlife trade with China

Barbara Creecy

South Africa says it will investigate allegations made in a recent report that its indigenes are trading thousands of wild endangered animals illegally with China. South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy The allegations were made in a report produced by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading (BAT) titled: “Breaking Point: Uncovering South Africa’s Shameful Live Wildlife Trade with ...

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