South Africa halts AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine Rollout

South Africa has put its roll-out of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on hold after a study showed “disappointing” results against its new Covid variant. Scientists say the variant accounts for 90% of new Covid cases in South Africa. The study, involving around 2,000 people, found the vaccine offered “minimal protection” against mild and moderate cases. But […]

South Africa’s First Satanic Church Opens (Photos)

Cape Town – South Africa has its first satanic church. For years, satanists did not have a place of worship. Now, since the opening of The South African Satanic Church in Century City they are able to. The church opened its doors in February after a four-year-long idea was brought to life by the co-founders. […]

South Africa’s Covid-19 infections jump to 11,350

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 11,350 confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa. This is an increase of 698 cases compared to yesterday. Mkhize did not state whether there were any new deaths or recoveries recorded in South Africa. The number of COVID-19-related deaths and recoveries remain at 206 and 4,357 respectively. […]

Coronavirus: Confirmed cases in South Africa hits 10,015 with 194 deaths

The COVID-19 infection rate increased by 595 to 10 015.  4,173 people already recovered from the viral disease.  The death rate increased by eight to 194. Three deaths were in the Western Cape, one from the Eastern Cape and four from Gauteng.  84% of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country are from the Western and […]

South African MPs watch porn as their Zoom meeting is hacked

Speaker of South Africa’s parliament Thandi Modise expressed serious anger after a virtual parliamentary committee meeting she was chairing got hacked with pornographic images. According to reports, the programming committee’s session had just started on Thursday morning when pornographic images appeared on the screen and a male voice hurled insults at Speaker. She became so […]

Grammy award winning South African Music Icon, Joseph Shabalala Dies At Age 78

Joseph Shabalala, founder of the legendary South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has died at the age of 78. Joseph passed on Tuesday morning, Xolani Majozi told South Africa Times.Yes it’s true. Mr Shabalala passed on this morning. The group is on tour in the US, but they have been informed and are devastated because […]

South African Tourism Minister visits Ghana

South African Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, is set to attend the first UNWTO Presidential Leadership Taskforce on Women Empowerment on Tourism Sector to be held in Accra, Ghana. The Minister will spend two days attending the event hosted by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), where she will be part of a discussion panel […]

Johnny Clegg, South African musician and activist, dies aged 66

One of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians, Johnny Clegg, has died at the age of 66, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Known as the “white Zulu”, he was a vocal critic of the apartheid government which ruled until 1994. The British-born musician, who uniquely blended western and Zulu music, was diagnosed with cancer […]

Ex-South African Footballer Mark Fish Shot Dead In His Car [PHOTOS]

A former South African football star has been shot dead while driving in Johannesburg. Marc Batchelor, former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates player, was gunned down in his car on Monday evening, police confirmed. He was fatally shot when two gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on his vehicle in Olivedale, according to reports. The motive […]

South Africa Denies Nigeria Visa-Free Status, Grants Ghana

Ghana is the latest country to be granted a visa-free status by the South African government. South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of trade between the two countries. […]