The auditor-general is investigating how the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) imported a dubious and unregistered Covid-19 drug, at a cost of more than R200m, despite a warning against its use by a top government advisory committee. So far, only one patient is known to have been treated with[…]
Five years ago the United States and Cuba agreed to resume diplomatic ties and begin normalising relations after more than 50 years of hostility. The thaw was hailed by many as a turning point in relations between the two countries, which had remained frozen in a Cold War-era standoff. More: US bars flights to all Cuban airports except Havana[…]
By Hanna Kawas & Marion Kawas Palestinian solidarity activists in North America are accustomed to being abandoned by many of their “progressive allies”, be it church officials or municipal councils or politicians. This is the sad reality of working in today’s political landscape, where opportunism runs rampant and the pro-Israel lobby[…]
Eighty seven South African medical graduates, who have completed their medicine studies through the Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration (NMFC), will graduate from the Walter Sisulu University next week. The group is the largest to graduate from the programme at once. The graduation ceremony will also be attended by[…]
A total of 260 students sent to study medicine in Cuba have returned to South Africa and will soon be helping with the health of the nation, the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department said on Sunday. “The return of the students is very exciting. It is humbling. You could see the parents[…]
An aging Boeing 737 with 110 people aboard crashed and burned shortly after taking off from Havana’s airport, leaving three survivors and investigators sifting through debris for clues as to what caused the airliner to go down. It was Cuba’s worst aviation disaster in three decades and its third major[…]
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has described relations between South Africa and Cuba as solidarity in practice. He was speaking after meeting his Cuban counterpart Salvador Valdes Mesa in Pretoria on Wednesday night. The two leaders discussed ways of strengthening political, economic and trade relations between the two countries. Vice President[…]
ANC NEC member Tony Yengeni says the party needs to learn from the example of Cuba to stop comrades “turning on each other” for positions. “In today’s ANC, the leaders put themselves first, and the masses second,” he told around 1 000 people at a memorial for late former Cuban[…]
The road from the understandably chaotic Havana airport to the city centre takes you down the long straight of Presidential Avenue. On the left is the park where, on a normal Saturday night, groups of young people gather, play music, smoke and tease each other, all competing for the biggest[…]
Fidel Castro, a titan of the Cold War who defied 11 American presidents and thrust Cuba onto the world stage, is dead at age 90. Cuban state-run television said the former long-time president died at 7pm local time on Saturday. Castro’s brother and current president, Raul Castro, confirmed the news.[…]
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