Thousands of informal miners in South Africa make a dangerous living by chipping away at abandoned mine shafts.
President says ruling party could have done more to halt state graft and enforce accountability.
Decision comes after Johnson & Johnson vaccine was temporary suspended for a possible link between jab and blood clots.
The drugmaker raised its dividend payouts to shareholders as the use of its vaccine is being paused by US regulators.
Officials say some residents of Cape Town neighbourhoods evacuated as ‘precautionary’ measure.
Several buildings at University of Cape Town, including Reading Room of historic Jagger Library, destroyed in blaze.
Health regulator sets conditions for lifting the pause on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
The South African state has abandoned its commitment to human rights to profit from weapons deals.
‘We cannot take the decision by the FDA lightly,’ South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus variant that was first detected in South Africa has spread to dozens of countries.
The IMF’s chief economist urged governments to continue fiscal support and ensure that vaccines are available to all.
Citing updated trial data, Pfizer and BioNTech also say their vaccine is 91 percent effective at preventing COVID-19.
Vaccination is crucial to get a quarter of a billion people who lost their jobs during the pandemic back into work.