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FDA intensifies surveillance to stop sale of Listeriosis meat products

The Food and Drugs Authority has announced that it has intensified post-market surveillance to make sure that meat products that have been affected by the listeria bacteria are recalled. “We have a full alert at the port of entry to make sure that those products will not come in. We’ve intensified post-market surveillance throughout the Easter period, we will be ...

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FDA to destroy SA meat products over Listeriosis fears

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in Ghana has cautioned the public against purchasing possibly Listeriosis infected ready-to-eat (RTE) processed meat products produced by Enterprise Foods (a subsidiary of Tiger Brands Company), in Polokwane, South Africa. According to the FDA, the producers are confirmed by South African authorities as the people responsible for the outbreak of Listeriosis, a bacteria causing ...

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Australia considers visas for white South African farmers

South Africa has dismissed allegations its white farmers are “persecuted” after an Australian minister said they needed help from a “civilised” country. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said he was exploring giving South Africa’s white farmers access to fast-track visas on humanitarian grounds. The suggestion was made amid calls to transfer land ownership from white to black farmers in South ...

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Lion kills woman in South African private game reserve

A woman has been mauled to death by a lioness at a private game reserve north of South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria, a local emergency service reports. Netcare 911 spokesman Nick Dollman said the service had responded to a call of a lioness attack in Hammanskraal town. “Tragically, the victim had sustained severe injuries and she died at the scene,” ...

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South Africa: Seven suspects shot dead in police station raid

Dozens of police are killed each year in South Africa but Wednesday's attack on a police station sparked national outrage. The armed robbers that burst into the police station near Mthatha opened fire on officers on duty, killing three instantly. An off-duty soldier was shot as the assailants fled, and the bodies of two other officers, taken hostage, were later found shot "execution style", according to a government statement. The authorities said that the motives for the police raid were unknown, but that the gang was believed to have robbed a cash machine shortly before the attack, and then stolen 10 firearms and a police van.

Seven suspects accused of killing South African police have been shot dead in a gunfight at a church, police say. Those killed in the shoot-out are thought to be part of the armed gang that killed six in a raid on a police station in the country’s Eastern Cape province on Wednesday. Ten suspects were also arrested at the church in ...

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President Ramaphosa pledges ‘new dawn’ for South Africa

New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating land redistribution and outlined plans to boost the economy and create jobs. His predecessor, Jacob Zuma, stepped down on Wednesday ...

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Akufo-Addo congratulates SA’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa. He said Ramaphosa’s election is “well-deserved” and “a vindication of the trust and confidence reposed in you by the Members of the Parliament of South Africa, and by your great party, the African National Congress (ANC).” Akufo-Addo said he was hopeful of a close working relationship with Cyril Ramaphosa to “improve the ...

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Forcing out Jacob Zuma; a lazy approach to corruption fight [Article]

When Obama said that Africa needs strong institutions, at no point was he implying that we need strong institutions to deal with only the weak in society. His recommended institutions are ones that have the capacity to deal with both the privileged and the under-privileged in order to get rid of all cankers we are struggling with. Publicly forcing Jacob ...

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s President

Jacob Zuma has resigned as South Africa’s President. Mr. Zuma at a press conference on Thursday night, said his resignation takes immediate effect. The 75-year-old has recently come under serious criticism by his party, the African National Congress (ANC). His decision comes as a surprise to many as he had declared a few hours to that press conference in an ...

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South Africa: ANC decides Zuma must resign

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has formally asked President Jacob Zuma to resign, a senior party official has confirmed. The decision to “recall” him “urgently” followed marathon talks of the ANC’s top leadership body. Mr Zuma, 75, agreed to step down, but only in the next three to six months, the official added. Mr Zuma, who has been ...

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