China has said it would retaliate after US President Donald Trump ordered an end to preferential trade treatment for Hong Kong and signed legislation allowing sanctions on banks over Beijing’s clampdown on the semi-autonomous city. In a statement on Wednesday, China’s foreign ministry said the US’s Hong Kong Autonomy Act[…]
Another community doctor within the Muslim community has succumbed to the dreaded coronavirus. On Monday, well known Salt River doctor Ebrahim Kahn, 70, passed away of COVID-19, following weeks of hospitalisation. Dr Kahn had been placed on a ventilator but his health deteriorated about a week after he was admitted[…]
Japan’s annual defence review has accused China of pushing its territorial claims under the cover of the coronavirus pandemic and claims Beijing is spreading propaganda and disinformation as it provides medical aid to nations fighting COVID-19. China “is continuing to attempt to alter the status quo in the East China[…]
The body of the 8-year-old girl that fell into the canal at the Vygieskraal informal settlement in Athlone has not yet been retrieved, despite an extensive search over the past few days. It has been just under a week since little Abieda Steenkamp was washed away in the canal under[…]
The economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) was already grim as the region struggles to cope with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, that horizon darkened further as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected an even deeper recession for the region, and warned of[…]
An Israeli court has rejected a request to strip the controversial Israeli spyware firm NSO Group of its export licence over the suspected use of the company’s technology in targeting journalists and dissidents worldwide. The case, brought by Amnesty International in January, called on the court to prevent NSO from[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on Monday deplored the renewed alcohol ban imposed by the national government as a “blunt instrument” in the fight against Covid-19. Winde said the after June 1, when the government lifted the initial alcohol ban imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was an[…]
The Western Cape member of the executive committee for community safety, Albert Fritz has condemned the murder of a young girl in Kraaifontein. In a statement released on Monday, Fritz expressed outrage at the death of six-year-old Gaylin Cupido, from Scottsdene who was struck by a stray bullet during the[…]
This year’s edition of the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read report on startup ecosystems has listed Cape Town as one of the top 100 emerging start-up ecosystems globally, ranking second in Africa after Cairo. In a statement on Tuesday touting the report, the Cape Town council’s member of the mayoral[…]
“But seriously, a cloth mask is not something that is difficult to get. Even your T-shirt, even your scarf, even a piece of your clothing can be put over your nose and your mouth,” President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a stern dressing-down to South Africans. In an unfamiliar tone, Ramaphosa delivered[…]
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