As the Omnicron variant spreads in most countries, people are in panic mode. South African health experts and analysts call for calm.

Five months ago, South Africa experienced an 8-day long civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and the Gauteng province was on high alert of this violence spreading to them. One of the alleged unrest instigators failed to make his court appearance today due to health reasons.

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The Department of Health has announced the date that people will  be eligible to receive their third booster shot of the Pfizer vaccine. 

Despite the efforts made by the medical specialists and government in suppressing the spread and the replication of new covid-19 variants, the pandemic keeps showing its head. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening to discuss new developments around the Covid-19 virus.

South Africa has been one cautious country when it comes to Covid-19 new variants and acted with utmost urgency to put protective protocols in place.  The Department of Health has moved from predictions to new developments that might get every Southern African country worried.

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People with specified medical issues will soon be able to receive 'booster' shots from the Health Department. Healthcare workers have also started receiving a second dose of the John & Johnson following their last jabs in February.

Alcohol businesses were among the most impacted in the previous Covid-19 strict restrictions. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has predicted the resurgence of Covid-19 Fourth wave in December.   

There are many misconceptions and confusion around the reasons for heightened child pregnancy in South Africa. Experts in the field seek to examine the real reasons for teenage pregnancy in schools and communities.

It has been 20 months since the start of the country's lockdown and curfews were imposed. And some rights groups are fed up. 
 

ANC employees staged a picket at the party's head office on Monday over long-standing grievances, including unpaid salaries. The staff members have now gone three months without receiving their salaries despite their efforts.

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The passing of the former state president F.W. de Klerk on Thursday morning rocked social media with mixed reactions. While everyone else had a lot to say about the last apartheid president, he also had one last thing to say after his death. 
 

When the shocking news of the four Moti brothers became public knowledge three weeks ago, South Africa came to a standstill. After a long search by the police without success, new developments have come to light.
 

Power struggles continue as Eskom plans to implement stage 2 of loadshedding throughout the country. The power utility has released an update explaining how outages will work throughout the week.  

 

South Africans took to the polls on 1 November for the local government elections led by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and three days later, elections have officially been declared free and fair. Elections have brought a new outlook in the country’s running of local government. 

Social media giant Facebook has announced that it plans to change its name. This comes as the company’s founder recently announced his plans to expand in the world of virtual reality and blockchain technology.  

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