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Animal welfare bill being developed in isolation

Mail Guardian South Africa 02 Dec 2021
In South Africa, animal welfare is primarily regulated by the Animal Protection Act (APA) and the Performing Animals Protection Act, with the APA being updated to include wild animals in captivity ... Animal Improvement Act ... For the largest animal welfare organisation in Africa to be excluded to this extent is a concern.” Animal welfare working group.
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Africa steps up Omicron variant detection as COVID-19 cases rise in southern Africa

China.dot.org 02 Dec 2021
We have a window of opportunity but must act quickly and ramp up detection and prevention measures," warned Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, calling on African nations to adjust their COVID-19 response so as to stop a surge in cases from sweeping across Africa ... In Africa, vaccination rates remain low.
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South Africa registers surge in Covid-19 infections

Independent online (SA) 02 Dec 2021
CAPE TOWN - With a 311% increase in new cases for the seven days leading to November 30, South Africa is driving the surge of Covid-19 infections in southern Africa, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) ... So far, Botswana and South Africa have reported 19 and 172 Omicron variant cases, respectively.
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CSA's acting CEO says rumours of India tour being delayed is just speculation

News24 02 Dec 2021
Cricket South Africa's acting chief executive officer Pholetsi Moseki said India's tour being delayed by a week remains speculation ... .
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South Africa sees increased citrus exports despite port problems

Fresh Plaza 02 Dec 2021
Paul Hardman, acting CEO of the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa, pointed out that the ongoing challenges experienced at the country’s ports were intensified by civil unrest in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in mid-July, which resulted ...
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Coronavirus Live: Kerala and Maharashtra have highest active cases in the country, says Health Ministry

Deccan Herald 02 Dec 2021
The six "ultra-risk" countriesare South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lasotho, Zimbabwe and Eswatini ... The Omicron strain could most likely displace the Delta variant as the dominant strain of coronavirus, says Adrian Puren, acting executive director of South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
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Coronavirus Live: Omicron more infectious, transmissible than other variants, says Health Ministry

Deccan Herald 02 Dec 2021
The six "ultra-risk" countriesare South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lasotho, Zimbabwe and Eswatini ... The Omicron strain could most likely displace the Delta variant as the dominant strain of coronavirus, says Adrian Puren, acting executive director of South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
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BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly finally breaks silence over India's series in South Africa amid Omicron worries

DNA India 01 Dec 2021
Soon after the completion of the Test series against New Zealand in India, the Men in Blue would be travelling to South Africa to play three Test matches, three ODIs and four T20Is as part of the bilateral series ... India A in South Africa.. Currently, an India A team is in South Africa, as they are playing three unofficial Test matches.
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'Omicron could outcompete deadly Delta variant of COVID-19': Expert issues CHILLING warning

DNA India 01 Dec 2021
The discovery of Omicron in South Africa has sparked concerns across the globe ... perhaps this particular variant is the variant," Adrian Puren, acting executive director of South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), told Reuters in an interview.
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Omicron variant could overstep Delta, South African disease expert says

Gulf Daily News 01 Dec 2021
perhaps this particular variant is the variant," Adrian Puren, acting executive director of South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), told Reuters in an interview ... Delta drove a third wave of Covid-19 infections in South Africa that peaked at more than 26,000 cases per day in early July.
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A to Z guide on HIV: The top 10 things to know from prevention to ...

Mail Guardian South Africa 01 Dec 2021
It remains common in South Africa, , and is especially among young women ... This is almost certainly the future of HIV treatment — there’s considerable research into long-acting treatments on the go and a first-generation version of a two-monthly injection is being trialled in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Omicron Covid variant could outcompete Delta, says South African disease expert

Live Mint 01 Dec 2021
perhaps this particular variant is the variant," Adrian Puren, acting executive director of South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), told Reuters in an interview ... Delta drove a third wave of COVID-19 infections in South Africa that peaked at more than 26,000 cases per day in early July.
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South Africa’s Eskom CEO sees end to crisis in shift from coal

Metro USA 01 Dec 2021
“From the crisis that Eskom currently finds itself in – very poor plant performance, excessive debt – this contains the opportunity for us to really act as the foundation for a new dispensation in South Africa,” CEO Andre de Ruyter told the Reuters Next conference.
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How a missing gene led South African scientists to find omicron

The Spokesman-Review 01 Dec 2021
In early November, laboratories in South Africa’s Gauteng province began picking up something unusual while processing COVID-19 tests ... imposing flight bans to and from South Africa ... Nicholas Crisp, acting director general of South Africa’s Department of Health, said he was first informed on the evening of Nov.
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How South Africa discovered Omicron 

Hong Kong Standard 01 Dec 2021
In early November, laboratories in South Africa’s Gauteng province began picking up something unusual while processing Covid-19 tests ... imposing flight bans to and from South Africa ... Nicholas Crisp, the acting director general of South Africa’s Department of Health, said he was first informed on the evening of Nov.
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