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South African president launches vaccine manufacturing plant

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened a new vaccine manufacturing facility that he says will boost the country's capacity to make its own inoculations for diseases inc...

South Africa's ruling party must regain support, says leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling party, the African National Congress, must work to regain popular support after being embroiled in corruption scandals and d...

South Africa's ruling party marks birthday amid divisions

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, is to celebrate its 110th anniversary this weekend amid deep divisions, graft allegations and broad challenges that saw ...

South Africa's president is urged to root out corruption

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is challenged to take decisive action against the corruption that has been documented in a judicial report presented to him and made public,...

South African leader gets first part of corruption report

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the first part of a report on corruption from a judicial investigation into President Jacob Zuma’s tenure from 2009 to 2018. ...

Ex-South African leader Zuma can appeal return to jail

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma will be allowed to appeal a court ruling that ordered him back to jail to serve the remainder of his sentence, a judge ruled Tuesday. ...

South Africa's president back to work after COVID isolation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned to work following a week of isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, his office announced Monday. ...

South African court orders ex-president Zuma back to prison

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court has ordered that former President Jacob Zuma should go back to prison after withdrawing the medical parole given to him earlier this year. ...

South Africans urge jabs as president ill in omicron wave

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has postponed getting a booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine because he has tested positive for the disease and is recuperating from mild symp...

South Africa approves Pfizer vaccine booster amid COVID wave

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s regulatory authority has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as a booster shot, opening the way for third doses to be administered to battle the current surge drive...

South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng,...

South Africa's ANC loses mayors in Johannesburg and Pretoria

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, has lost control of the city councils of Johannesburg and other major cities, following recent local government election...

Kenyan, South African presidents urge cease-fire in Ethiopia

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have called for increased cooperation to bring peace to conflict-ridden regions in Africa, at ...

Furor over Miss South Africa appearing in pageant in Israel

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Controversy is swirling around the Miss South Africa beauty pageant, as the government has withdrawn its support for the event because of its plans to participate in the Miss Unive...

South African municipal vote to gauge support for ruling ANC

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are voting on Monday in local government elections that will offer an indication if support for the ruling African National Congress has rebounded after waning in re...