‘Surge testing’ starts in Woking for South African Covid variant
07 February 2021 | 8:37 am
Volunteers begin distributing Covid tests door-to-door as health officials increase testing in eight areas across England where nearly a dozen South African Covid-19 variant cases have been identified in the last week. The 11 cases could not be linked to international travel, sparking concerns of localised transmission of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant.
20 Aug 2022
29 Jun 2022
South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the coastal town of East London, provincial health officials and the presidency said on Sunday.
8 Jul 2022
South Africa's president calls for a crackdown on the illegal sale of alcohol to underage drinkers, as a thousand mourners turn out for the funeral of the 21 teenagers who died mysteriously in a night club. Also in the programme: protests calling for the restoration of civilian rule continue in Sudan. And finally, an international collective of dancers have been pushing back against the concept of afro dance.
20 Aug 2022
South Africans have unleashed deadly waves of xenophobia on migrants from elsewhere in Africa since 2008. Fear is in the air once more as mobs prowl some places searching for undocumented migrants.
1 Oct 2022
Like most new mothers, Serena's life was upended when she had a baby, and balancing her education with mothering led to trauma and stress. But unlike most, she was only 15 years old.
15 Oct 2022
With analysts predicting further nuclear tests in North Korea, the planet stands to lose. The ongoing environmental effects of nuclear testing are felt worldwide and for millions of years.
28 Nov 2022
Will Smith missed "surprising" fans who had just seen a preview of his new movie 'Emancipation' after testing positive for COVID-19.
9 Dec 2022
From "Giselle" to "Swan Lake" and "The Rite of Spring", South Africa's Dada Masilo deconstructs classic ballets to tell a new story, far from the stereotypical damsel in distress but that of modern-day people who suffer modern-day issues such as homophobia, gender inequality and racism.
20 Dec 2022
Dozens of people were dragged into the Bay of Plenty, one of Durban's most popular beaches.
Former South African shepherd preparing to compete in the Cape2Rio sailing race. In today's edition, witnesses say that they have seen Eritrean soldiers leaving several towns in northern Ethiopia where they fought alongside Ethiopian forces during the civil war against Tigray rebels.
Witnesses say they have seen Eritrean soldiers leaving several towns in northern Ethiopia where they fought alongside Ethiopian forces during the civil war against Tigray rebels. Also, tensions mount once again between neighbours as the DRC dismantles an alleged network of Rwandan spies in Kinshasa. And as the world mourns the passing of iconic Brazilian footballer Pelé, we take a look at his impact in Africa.
The "overwhelming majority" of EU nations want passengers arriving from China to be tested for COVID-19. China has called new testing rules "unacceptable" after the country opens up following years of strict lockdowns.
6 hours ago
One month after opening a Tesla factory in Berlin, tech enterprenuer and billionaire Elon Musk opened the newest electric car making facility in Austin, Texas.
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We look at the profiles of some of the hostages released by Hamas over the past three days and take a look at how Israeli papers are reacting to the hostage release deal. We also see why there's little optimism ahead of this week's COP28 climate summit in Dubai. We finish with a look at this year's highly timely Booker Prize winner.
7 hours ago
Samuel Paty was killed by a suspected Islamist after showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his class. Five teenagers are charged with identifying the teacher to his killer for payment.
8 hours ago
North Korea has sent troops to restore border posts that were taken town as part of an agreement to ease tensions, Seoul says.
8 hours ago
The protesters were blocking shipping traffic at the Port of Newcastle over the weekend, challenging the nation's dependence on fossil fuel exports.
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