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- Namibia: The Perfect San Stormby Namibia Economist on 02/08/2021 at 15:28
[Namibia Economist] The year 2021 has not brought any respite to Namibia from the tragedy and hardship that befell the nation through the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, things have gotten worse and everyone is just battling to stay alive and trying to manage with the assets, resources and infrastructure that is available.
- Namibia: Risk Appetite Among Borrowers Remains Subduedby Namibia Economist on 02/08/2021 at 15:24
[Namibia Economist] Credit extended to the private sector moderated to 2.6% in June 2021 from 2.7% a month earlier, according the Bank of Namibia.
- Namibia: Electricity Regulator Announces the Passing of CEOby Namibia Economist on 02/08/2021 at 15:24
[Namibia Economist] The Board of Directors of the Electricity Control Board (ECB) and ECB Management on Monday announved the sad and untimely death of Mrs. Foibe Louise Namene, the Chief Executive Officer of the ECB.
- Zimbabwe: Starafrica Gears for Export Marketby The Herald on 02/08/2021 at 15:23
[The Herald] SUGAR processor starafrica corporation says it is geared to take opportunities in the export markets as well as consolidate its market share in the region.
- Zimbabwe: Ekusileni Hospital Reopening Major Boost for Bulawayoby The Herald on 02/08/2021 at 15:06
[The Herald] Bulawayo Metropolitan Province's capacity to fight the Covid-19 pandemic has been boosted by the re-opening after 20 years, of Ekusileni Medical Centre with patients now being admitted starting last week.
- Zimbabwe: Zim's Impressive Covid-19 Vaccine Journeyby The Herald on 02/08/2021 at 15:05
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has been making great strides to protect its citizens against the Covid-19 pandemic in one of the most successful inoculation programmes in Africa, with at least 12 million Covid-19 vaccine doses already paid for and more than 2,4 million doses injected.
- South Africa: Namibia, South Africa Downgraded From Virus Variant Area to High Risk - Robert Koch Instituteby Namibia Economist on 02/08/2021 at 15:04
[Namibia Economist] Namibia and South Africa will be downgraded from being classified as virus variant areas by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), to now being areas of high risk, an executive said last week Friday in a statement.
- South Africa: Treasury's Commodity-Driven Surplus Raises Fears of Slide Away From Fiscal Rectitudeby Daily Maverick on 02/08/2021 at 15:04
[Daily Maverick] South Africa recorded a R63-billion budget surplus in June, compared to a R22-billion deficit in 2020, as taxes collected from mining companies reaping the benefits of booming commodity prices globally kept Treasury in the black, just as it expanded grant payments following the riots and looting of earlier in the month.
- South Africa: Minister Gwede Mantashe Announces Adjustment of Fuel Prices Effective From 4 August 2021by Govt of SA on 02/08/2021 at 15:04
[Govt of SA] Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe, announces adjustment of Fuel Prices Effective from the 4th of August 2021
- Zimbabwe: Tobacco Farmers Start Registering for 2021/22 Seasonby The Herald on 02/08/2021 at 15:03
[The Herald] Latest statistics from Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) indicate that 14 105 farmers have so far registered to grow tobacco next year.
- Namibia: Teachers Urged to Get Vaccinatedby New Era on 02/08/2021 at 15:03
[New Era] Rundu -- The directorate of education and the Namibia Teachers Union (Nantu) in the Kavango East region have urged teachers that are not vaccinated to get inoculated against Covid-19.
- Zimbabwe: Scott Vincent Impresses At Maiden Olympicsby The Herald on 02/08/2021 at 15:02
[The Herald] ZIMBABWEAN golfer, Scott Vincent, impressed at his first outing at the Olympics, after he finished tied in 16th place, a the Tokyo Games.
- Zimbabwe: Zacc Moves to Seize U.S$6 Million Ill-Gotten Assetsby The Herald on 02/08/2021 at 15:00
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) wants to see the corrupt both jailed and stripped of their ill-gotten gains and so has this year so far referred 76 cases to the National Prosecuting Authority for criminal prosecution, while 12 other civil cases are aimed at confiscating nearly US$6m worth of assets bought with unexplained wealth.
- South Africa: N2 Toll Road On Wild Coast Divides Communityby GroundUp on 02/08/2021 at 14:37
[GroundUp] Some argue it will bring economic opportunities while others worry it will destroy their way of life
- South Africa: Makana Municipality 'Has a Serious Service Delivery Problem, Especially With Water'by GroundUp on 02/08/2021 at 14:34
[GroundUp] Residents told there will be more water outages this week
- South Africa: Children Go Hungry After Soup Kitchen Closed By July Unrestby GroundUp on 02/08/2021 at 14:30
[GroundUp] About 100 children were getting their Sunday meal at a kitchen run by people with disabilities
- South Africa: In-Depth - SA's Perennial Problems With Placing Community Service Doctorsby spotlight on 02/08/2021 at 14:24
[spotlight] Troubles regarding the placement of community service doctors have made headlines once again this year, as it seems to do most years. The structural roots of these problems are long-standing and complex.
- Namibia: Geingob Questions Equal Big Distributionby New Era on 02/08/2021 at 14:22
[New Era] President Hage Geingob last week cautioned the nation against the introduction of the universal basic income grant (BIG) under its principle of equal distribution, whether for poor or rich. In efforts to alleviate poverty, many in society are advocating for a BIG to enable the most vulnerable to see some light during dark economic times.
- Namibia: Local Mahangu Production Bounces Backby New Era on 02/08/2021 at 14:22
[New Era] Mahangu, also known as pearl millet, is one of the most common staple food crops in Namibia contributing largely to overall domestic food security.
- Namibia: Anti-Vax Health Workers Warned - Govt Vows to Crack Down On Covid Misinformationby New Era on 02/08/2021 at 14:15
[New Era] Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has warned healthcare workers who ignore scientific evidence and spread anti-vaccination messages to patients and the public will face prosecution.
- Zimbabwe: Zim to Clear Paris Club Debtby The Herald on 02/08/2021 at 14:11
[The Herald] Zimbabwe plans to begin payments to Paris Club creditors, to clear its US$3.9 billion longstanding debt, in the second half of this year, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said.
- Namibia: Is Vaccine Diplomacy the New Political Ploy?by Namibia Economist on 02/08/2021 at 14:10
[Namibia Economist] The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about dismay and changes to the world. From the large of loss lives and livelihoods, to the increased dependence on technology, the geopolitical shift and the mere collapse of diplomatic relations among states.
- Namibia: Subsistence Farmers Increasingly Vulnerable to Climate Changeby Namibian on 02/08/2021 at 14:02
[Namibian] THE country's commercial and communal food production systems are increasingly threatened by climate change, a government analysis has revealed.
- Angola: Angola, Ghana Committed to Agriculture and Mining Industryby ANGOP on 02/08/2021 at 13:16
[ANGOP] Accra -- Angola and Ghana are committed to strengthening cooperation in transport, mining, agriculture, training and education and defence field.
- South Africa: Andre Petersen Was Selfless When It Came to Jazzby New Frame on 02/08/2021 at 13:09
[New Frame] The pianist was a musician's musician who valued passing on his vast knowledge. As one collaborator put it, there'll never be another piano player with his sound.
- South Africa: Bianca Buitendag Bows Out On Topby New Frame on 02/08/2021 at 10:00
[New Frame] The surfer from the Garden Route ends her professional surfing career on a high, taking silver at the Olympic Games and motivating young surfers from South Africa to aspire for more.
- South Africa: Somali Spaza Shop Owners Pick Up the Piecesby New Frame on 02/08/2021 at 09:59
[New Frame] With their businesses hit during the recent unrest, Somalis from Mayfair helped each other evacuate workers and stock from some of the worst-hit areas. Now they have to rebuild.
- Zimbabwe: Bumper Harvest Spurs Economic Recoveryby The Herald on 02/08/2021 at 09:29
[The Herald] Zimbabwean farmers did so well with the last harvest that the agricultural sector is now expected to grow 34 percent this year, more than three times the 11 percent initially projected in the budget at the end of last year.
- South Africa: U.S. Donates Pfizer Vaccine Doses to SAby SAnews.gov.za on 02/08/2021 at 08:40
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has received 2.8 million Pfizer vaccine doses from the United States as part of a donation that is set to boost the country's vaccination rollout campaign.
- Namibia: Namibia's Golden Girls Line Upby Namibian on 02/08/2021 at 08:21
[Namibian] NAMIBIA's golden girls, Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi make their debut at the Tokyo Olympic Games today when the women's 200m heats get underway.
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