South Africa reports first death causally linked to Covid vaccine
The person presented with rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome soon after being given Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, after which the person was put on a ventilator and later died.
Poachers kill more rhinos in South Africa to meet Asian demand
South Africa accounts for about half of the total endangered black rhino population on the African continent and is also home to the world's largest population of white rhinos.
Gunmen kill 19 in 'random' bar shootings in South Africa
South Africa, home to about 60 million people, is one of the world's most violent countries with 20,000 people murdered every year, one of the highest per-capita murder rates globally.
South Africa could see repeat of worst-ever power cuts
South African state power company Eskom's ageing coal-fired power station fleet is highly prone to faults, and its ability to return units to service has been constrained by labour protests.
South Africa repeals Covid rules on mask-wearing, gatherings, entry
South Africa experienced four severe Covid waves, but a resurgence in infections in April and May turned out to be not as bad as feared.
South Africa flooding leaves survivors traumatised, homeless
The community centre has been home to about 300 people left homeless by the flooding in KwaZulu-Natal province, which killed at least 430 people, displaced thousands and caused damage estimated at US$685 million.
South Africa’s new Covid cases cross 10,000 for first time since January
Health authorities have warned South Africa may be entering a fifth wave of infections driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants.
South Africa’s daily Covid cases soar 50% in one day amid new surge
25.9%, or more than one in four people who took tests, posted a positive result.
Two Omicron sub-variants driving South Africa Covid spike, says WHO
The UN health agency says the sub-lineages 'have acquired a few additional mutations that may impact their characteristics'.
More rain lashes South Africa’s flood-ravaged southeastern region
The death toll rose on Saturday by three, to 398 while 27 people were reported still missing.
Toll in South Africa’s deadliest floods on record tops 300
The storm forced sub-Saharan Africa's most important port to halt operations, as a main access road suffered heavy damage.
South Africa’s Covid state of disaster to end after 2 years
South Africa, the continent's most industrialised economy and the worst-hit in terms of reported infections and deaths, has been in an 'adjusted level 1' lockdown, or the lowest of a five tier system since October.