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South Africa: government split over Ukraine invasion by Russia

South Africa: government split over Ukraine invasion by Russia

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is angry with his Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor after the Foreign Office issued a statement calling for Russia’s immediate withdrawal from Ukraine, local media reported. News 24 reported (paywall) that Ms Pandor “raised the ire” of Mr Ramaphosa after her department issued a statement calling …

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South Africa: government to formalize cannabis industry

South Africa: government to formalize cannabis industry

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday his government wants to expand its nascent domestic cannabis industry as it looks to tap global demand and grow local production and exports. Africa’s most industrialized nation plans to streamline the “regulatory processes so that the hemp and cannabis sector can thrive …

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South Africa: ease of isolation measures for people with covid-19

South Africa: ease of isolation measures for people with covid-19

South Africa will no longer require people who test positive for Covid and don’t show symptoms to isolate, according to new regulations announced by the government. The country has also reduced to seven from 10 the number of days required to isolate for those showing symptoms. This follows a “substantial” …

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Billionaire Soon-Shiong opens new vaccine plant in South Africa

Billionaire Soon-Shiong opens new vaccine plant in South Africa

South African-American businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong opened a new vaccine plant in Cape Town on Wednesday, intended to help his local NantSA company make COVID-19 shots in future and address the continent’s lack of manufacturing capacity, Reuters reports. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a global lack of access to life-saving vaccines, …

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