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Doctors Without Borders concerned about insulin pen shortages in SA

The global medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders is calling on Danish pharmaceutical corporation Novo Nordisk and other manufacturers of insulin pens to take immediate action to ensure a continuous supply of insulin pens to South Africa. This comes after the Health Department forecasted supply challenges of insulin pen devices[…]

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Heatwave warning issued for several parts of SA

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a heatwave warning across several parts of the country as hot temperatures are expected to continue until Sunday. SAWS says the mercury is expected to hit the high thirties in some areas. Meanwhile, the European climate change watchdog has found that September[…]

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South Africa: 8 Arab countries request to join BRICS

Eight Arab countries have officially applied to join the BRICS group of fast-developing economies, the South African foreign minister said. Naledi Pandor told reporters that a total of 23 countries have officially applied to join the group, including eight Arab countries, noting that BRICS leaders will discuss expanding the group and the[…]

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Mbeki believes SA government did not sell weapons to Russia

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki says he doesn’t believe there were weapons sold to Russia by the South African government. This follows the allegations of the US ambassador to South Africa Reuben Brigety that South Africa sent weapons to Russia in December last year. President Cyril Ramaphosa has instituted[…]

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SA consumers to pay more than R5k for basic food basket

As if South African consumers aren’t struggling enough to make ends meet, Programme Coordinator at the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group Mervyn Abrahams said consumers can expect to pay even more for their basic food necessities. “We expect that a basket of food will for the first time cross[…]

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SA unemployment rate drops to 32,9% in third quarter

LOCAL South Africa recorded a one percent decline in it’s unemployment rate in the third quarter. According to StatSA’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey, the unemployment now sits at 32.9 percent, compared to 33.9 percent in the previous quarter. This indicates that around 204k jobs were gained over the three months.[…]

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