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1 Jul 2021
Every two weeks, the Soweto-based cycling crew, Biking Bandits, host a 'Homies Night ride', an evening route through the streets of Soweto. The nighttime jaunts have infiltrated urban hip culture since starting in March, attracting scores of young black riders across the township famous as the birthplace of the anti-apartheid movement.
30 Jun 2021
Latin America, which accounts for one-third of the total global COVID-19 deaths, is struggling to secure vaccines. The region's ambivalence toward a patent waiver for vaccines has left many perplexed.
29 Jun 2021
South Africa's top court has found ex-president Jacob Zuma "guilty of the crime of contempt of court" over his refusal to answer corruption charges. He has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
25 Jun 2021
The WHO is warning that new cases of Covid-19 have been rising since the beginning of May across Africa. Also, coastal cities such as Cape Town are in need of urgent action to fend off the effects of climate change, according to a leaked UN climate report seen by AFP. And dozens of incidents of assault on homosexual people have been registered in Senegal in recent weeks. Many gay men and women are fearing for their safety in a climate of increased homophobia.
25 Jun 2021
A 19-car train crosses South Africa providing free healthcare for the poor, equipped with all kinds of gear. Described as a godsend for those lacking access to medical services in the country's poor and rural areas, the train is named Phelophepa, meaning "good, clean health" in the Tswana and Sotho languages.
22 Jun 2021
In a bid to increase access to coronavirus vaccines in Africa, the World Health Organization is setting up a hub to share mRNA technology to produce the jab in the continent.
18 Jun 2021
Thousands of South Africans have rushed to dig for diamonds after a cattle herder made a mystery discovery outside a village 300 kilometres southeast of Johannesburg. Photos of the unidentified crystal-like stones circulated on social media, triggering a rush to the site despite government warnings that the stones could be worthless.
2 Jun 2021
Berlin has pledged €50 million to boost vaccine production in South Africa. German Health Minister Jens Spahn told DW that BioNTech and other vaccine makers were willing to help speed up the process.
31 May 2021
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country is heading towards a third virus wave as the nation looks to re-impose stricter measures against Covid-19. South Africa is officially the worst-hit country on the continent with more than 1.65 million cases and 56,363 deaths.
27 May 2021
Former President Jacob Zuma is being tried for graft, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The plea marks a turning point in the decadelong trial.
26 May 2021
South Africa's Springbok Sevens are preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo with one goal in mind: bringing back a gold medal. Disappointed by their third place finish at the Rio Olympics, they want to follow in the footsteps of the national rugby union team, who won the World Cup in Japan in 2019.
20 May 2021
South African NGO helps youth through weightlifting.

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