Edition:
United Kingdom

Wendell Roelf

South Africa to deploy army to quell violent crime in Cape Town

12 Jul 2019

CAPE TOWN South Africa will shortly deploy a battalion of soldiers to help police quell a surge in violence in gang-infested parts of Cape Town, a step normally only taken over the Christmas and New Year period when crime spikes in the city's poorer neighborhoods.

Pfizer, Sanofi, to boost South African Biovac's vaccine output

02 Jul 2019

CAPE TOWN South Africa's Biovac Institute will start local production of Sanofi's Hexaxim vaccine next year and Pfizer's anti-pneumonia Prevnar 13 vaccine in 2021, boosting supply of life-saving drugs in its main market, its CEO said.

Pfizer, Sanofi, to boost South African Biovac's vaccine output

02 Jul 2019

CAPE TOWN, July 2 South Africa's Biovac Institute will start local production of Sanofi's Hexavalent vaccine next year and Pfizer's anti-pneumonia Prevnar 13 vaccine in 2021, boosting supply of life-saving drugs in its main market, its CEO said.

South Africa's Ramaphosa says Eskom too vital to fail

20 Jun 2019

CAPE TOWN South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Thursday to speed up 230 billion rand ($16.11 billion) of support for ailing power utility Eskom, which he said was too vital to be allowed to fail.

UPDATE 3-South Africa's Ramaphosa says Eskom too vital to fail

20 Jun 2019

* Addresses factional dispute over central bank (Adds National Treasury comment, opposition party reaction)

Cape Town targets new air routes to lift South African tourism

31 May 2019

CAPE TOWN Cape Town plans to add routes to Australia and South America after last month reaching a deal with United Airlines for its first direct flight to the United States, the head of air access for South Africa's top tourist city said.

REFILE-Cape Town targets new air routes to lift South African tourism

31 May 2019

CAPE TOWN, May 31 Cape Town plans to add routes to Australia and South America after last month reaching a deal with United Airlines for its first direct flight to the United States, the head of air access for South Africa's top tourist city said.

South Africa's newly-elected Ramaphosa promises to work for all

22 May 2019

CAPE TOWN South African lawmakers elected Cyril Ramaphosa president on Wednesday, and he promised to create jobs and work for the interests of all citizens, not just members of the majority African National Congress (ANC).

South Africa's ANC seen winning election but support faltering

08 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN South Africans voting in a national election on Wednesday expressed frustration at rampant corruption, high unemployment and racial inequalities that persist 25 years after the first all-races poll marked the end of white minority rule. | Video

South Africa's Ramaphosa faces obstacles to reform

06 May 2019

JOHANNESBURG Even with a decisive election victory for South Africa’s ruling party this week, the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa could still struggle to push through the tough reforms needed to galvanise Africa's most developed economy, say analysts and some party insiders.

World News