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SA to pay $14m for Cuban doctors, says minister

South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has said Cuban doctors brought in to fight the coronavirus outbreak will cost the country $14m (£11m). The minister said the 187 specialists – including biostatisticians, epidemiologists, family physicians and health technologists – will be accommodated until 2021. Dr Mkhize said the medics were …

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Migrants and those without ID face hunger in South Africa

South Africa has marshalled huge resources towards preventing its poor from starving because of COVID-19, but undocumented citizens and stranded migrants face hunger as they slip through the net, aid workers say. Some 11,000 families waited for charity food parcels on Wednesday in a queue stretching for several kilometres outside …

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COVID-19 cases rise to 1 749, 13 confirmed deaths

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says as of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1 749. “There is also another death, bringing the total to 13 deaths. It was a male who had stage 4 prostate cancer at Parklands Hospital. We convey our condolences to the family of …

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South African workers freed from mask-making factory

The authorities in the South African city of Durban have freed 14 workers who had been “locked up in a [mask-making] factory since Monday”, a local government minister said. They also arrested the owner of the business. The workers “were forced to manufacture hundreds of masks to meet the demand …

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South Africa tightens tourist safety strategy

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has announced that R40 million has been ring-fenced to improve safety, especially for tourists visiting SA. The funds have been reprioritised from the Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA) levy, which is meant for tourism services in South Africa. Addressing media in Tshwane on Thursday, Kubayi-Ngubane said …

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