At least 22 young people die in South African tavern

At least 22 young people die in South African tavern

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.

South Africa says UAE arrests Gupta brothers, wanted on corruption charges

South Africa says UAE arrests Gupta brothers, wanted on corruption charges

South Africa said on Monday the United Arab Emirates had arrested Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta, brothers who face charges of political corruption under former South African president Jacob Zuma

Pfizer vaccine protecting against hospitalisation during Omicron wave

Pfizer vaccine protecting against hospitalisation during Omicron wave

Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine appear to have given 70% protection against hospitalisation in South Africa in recent weeks, a major real-world study on the potential impact of Omicron showed on Tuesday

South African study shows high Covid protection from J&J shot

South African study shows high Covid protection from J&J shot

Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine is working well in South Africa, offering protection against severe disease and death, the co-head of a trial in the country said on Friday.

S.Africa's Zuma hospitalised ahead of graft trial

S.Africa's Zuma hospitalised ahead of graft trial

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma, jailed for contempt of court last month, was admitted to hospital on Friday, less than a week before he is due in court for a separate graft trial.

S.Africa deploys troops after six killed following Zuma jailing

S.Africa deploys troops after six killed following Zuma jailing

South Africa said Monday it was deploying troops to two provinces, including Johannesburg, after unrest sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma led to six deaths and widespread looting.

South Africa advisers back Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after study

South Africa advisers back Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after study

Two of the South African government's top advisers on Covid-19 backed Pfizer's vaccine on Friday, despite a study earlier this week showing that the dominant local coronavirus variant may reduce protective antibodies it triggers.

South Africa’s biggest polluter aims for 2050 net zero emissions

South Africa’s biggest polluter aims for 2050 net zero emissions

South Africa’s power utility, the nation’s biggest producer of greenhouse gases that mainly uses coal for electricity generation, is working on a plan aimed at net zero emissions by 2050.

Qatar Petroleum, partners announce second gas discovery in South Africa

Qatar Petroleum, partners announce second gas discovery in South Africa

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has announced a new gas/condensate discovery in South Africa's Luiperd prospect in which it has 25% working interest.

South African white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder

South African white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder

White South African farmers and Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday during a court hearing in a murder case that has exposed still simmering racial tensions 26 years after the end of apartheid.

Qatar Airways to resume services to three key South African destinations on Oct 3

Qatar Airways to resume services to three key South African destinations on Oct 3

In a demonstration of its resilient network growth, Qatar Airways will resume services to three key destinations in South Africa - Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg on October 3.

South African ex-spy boss sentenced for kidnapping love rival

South African ex-spy boss sentenced for kidnapping love rival

A former spy chief for the South African police was on Tuesday jailed for five years for the 1998 kidnapping and assault of a man who had married his lover.