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Exclusive: South Africa confirms going for COVAX vaccine scheme for 10% of population

25 Nov 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa is going with the COVAX global COVID-19 vaccine distribution scheme, with a committed purchase for 10% of its population of 58 million, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

EXCLUSIVE-S.Africa confirms going for COVAX vaccine scheme for 10% of population

24 Nov 2020

* Govt to pay 500 mln rand towards vaccine production (Adds quotes, detail, context)

Exclusive: South Africa confirms going for COVAX vaccine scheme for 10% of population

24 Nov 2020

JOHANNESBURG The South African government is going with the COVAX global COVID-19 vaccine distribution scheme, with a committed purchase for 10% of its population of 58 million, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

South Africa's unemployment rate reaches record high above 30%

12 Nov 2020

PRETORIA South Africa's unemployment rate struck a record high of 30.8% in the third quarter, a big jump from the previous quarter when figures were distorted by lockdown restrictions that prevented people from job-hunting, the statistics agency said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-S.Africa's unemployment rate reaches record high above 30%

12 Nov 2020

* Economy in bad shape even before COVID-19 (Adds context, detail)

South Africa should aim to cover 10% of population via COVAX, advisors say

11 Nov 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 11 South Africa should aim to cover 10% of its population via a global coronavirus vaccine scheme while also negotiating directly with manufacturers, a group of experts has advised the government.

South Africa's ANC says it has not asked Magashule to step down over arrest warrant

11 Nov 2020

JOHANNESBURG Senior members of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) met to discuss an arrest warrant issued for Secretary-General Ace Magashule but did not ask him to step down, a top party official said on Wednesday.

South African police issue arrest warrant for top ANC official Magashule

10 Nov 2020

JOHANNESBURG South African police have issued a warrant for the arrest on corruption charges of Ace Magashule, a top official of the governing African National Congress party, a spokeswoman for the country's elite Hawks police unit said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-SAA's $665 million bailout does not cover aircraft lessors, other creditors

06 Nov 2020

* More money may be needed from state budget (Adds government official, context)

SAA's $665 million bailout does not cover aircraft lessors, other creditors

05 Nov 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 5 Money owed to aircraft lessors and some creditors of South African Airways is not covered by a 10.5 billion rand ($665 million) government bailout, SAA's administrators said.

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