Many businesses still uncertain despite rise in confidence index: SACCI

12 April 2021, 9:00 AM
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) says despite a rise in business confidence, many businesses are feeling uncertain about the country's economic climate.
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CORONAVIRUS: Your daily update 13 April 2021, 5:10 AM

South Africa has recorded 655 new coronavirus infections and 34 deaths in the last 24-hour cycle. The country's total number of infections now is 1 559 113 while the death toll has climbed to 53 356.

SA records 655 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle 12 April 2021, 11:17 PM

South Africa has recorded 655 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to 1 559 113.

Africa CDC wants continent to produce up to 60% of vaccines it needs 12 April 2021, 7:03 PM

The CDC in conjunction with the African Union, began a two-day conference on Monday looking at boosting Africa's capacity to manufacture and develop vaccines.

Top US diplomat criticises China, says ‘need to get to the bottom’ of COVID-19 origin 11 April 2021, 10:02 PM

China's failure to provide access to global health experts made the COVID-19 pandemic worse than it had to be, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Sunday

Tanzania opposition calls for new constitution, faster COVID-19 research 11 April 2021, 9:59 PM

Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe called on Sunday for the new government to prioritise a new constitution, reviving calls for limiting presidential powers.

SA posts 932 new coronavirus cases, 66 deaths on Sunday 11 April 2021, 9:39 PM

The total number of coronavirus cases in South Africa currently stands at 1 558 458, while 53 322 South Africans have so far lost their lives to the virus.

Government urged to devise quick plan to decentralise COVID-19 vaccine delivery 11 April 2021, 8:26 PM

Government has been widely criticised for being inefficient as well as lacking transparency and accountability in its vaccine roll-out programme.

India bans Remdesivir exports as coronavirus rages on; rallies continue 11 April 2021, 8:12 PM

India on Sunday banned the export of anti-viral drug Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients as demand rocketed due to a record surge in COVID-19 infections, leading to crippling shortages in many parts.

Tokyo Olympic organisers to secure 300 hotel rooms for athletes with COVID-19-Kyodo 11 April 2021, 5:24 PM

Tokyo Olympic organisers plan to prepare 300 hotel rooms for athletes who test positive for the coronavirus at this summer’s Games but show no or minor symptoms of COVID-19, Kyodo news agency said on Sunday.

China considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines to boost protection rate 11 April 2021, 5:21 PM

China's top disease control official has said the country is formally considering mixing COVID-19 vaccines, as a way of further boosting vaccine efficacy.

Pakistan Super League to resume in Karachi on June 1 11 April 2021, 3:33 PM

The remaining 20 matches of this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL) will take place in Karachi's National Stadium with the final on June 20, the country's cricket board said on Sunday.

COVID-19 vaccine’s positive effects outweighs the risk: SAHPRA 11 April 2021, 1:48 PM

The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA) has sought to allay fears overtaking a vaccine against the coronavirus, saying the jab's positive effects outweigh the risks.

COVID-19 exposes inequality, discrimination, oppression across Sub-Saharan Africa 11 April 2021, 12:49 PM

Amnesty International says the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the impact of inequality, discrimination, and oppression across Sub-Saharan Africa.

COVID-19 501. V2 variant can ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine, Israeli study says 11 April 2021, 5:00 AM

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer reviewed.

Peruvians head to polls with masks, pens and little excitement 11 April 2021, 3:09 AM

Peruvians were preparing to head to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election marked by uncertainty due to widespread public apathy following decades of graft and mismanagement and a possible low turnout because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Archbishop of Santiago Chile hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 11 April 2021, 12:21 AM

The archbishop of Chile’s capital Santiago, Celestino Aos, has been hospitalised after testing positive for the coronavirus, the Roman Catholic Church in Chile wrote in a statement posted on Twitter on Saturday.

SA records 1 285 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths 10 April 2021, 10:07 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 285 new coronavirus infections and 30 fatalities in the last 24-hour cycle. The total number of infections is now 1 557 527, while the death toll has risen to 53 256.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve discovers a newborn rhino calf 10 April 2021, 9:59 PM

South Africa's largest urban nature reserve, the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, discovered a new born rhino calf this past week.

Saturday marks a year since Collins Khosa’s death 10 April 2021, 9:15 PM

Collins Khosa was assaulted, allegedly by soldiers, who had been patrolling the streets during the hard lockdown.

Former SA journalist recounts her COVID-19 experience leaving in China 10 April 2021, 8:43 PM

As global efforts to ramp up vaccination programmes around the world continue, China has been steadily making progress.

Incredible, powerhouse and compassionate some words used to describe the late Dr van Zyl 10 April 2021, 8:36 PM

The van Zyl family has issued a statement, asking for privacy as they mourn the former Kaya FM radio presenter.

Popular doctor and broadcaster Sindi van Zyl succumbs to COVID-19 10 April 2021, 4:37 PM

Van Zyl became popular by using her medical knowledge to educate social media users on health matters. She also offered support and advice to those who reached out to her for help.

Government extends education assistants’ contracts by another month 10 April 2021, 4:09 PM

The assistants were employed in December last year, as part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus programme. The aim is to mitigate job losses, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Iran orders 10-day shutdown amid 4th wave of coronavirus pandemic 10 April 2021, 3:17 PM

Iran imposed a 10-day lockdown across most of the country on Saturday to curb the spread of a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported.

SA records 1 267 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle 9 April 2021, 11:11 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 366 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to 1 556 242.

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‘COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Mpumalanga proceeding smoothly’ 9 April 2021, 6:20 PM

Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Thembi Siweya, says she is satisfied with the rolling out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Mpumalanga.

VIDEO: Weekly Global COVID-19 Wrap, 9 April 9 April 2021, 5:00 PM

In this week's Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from all corners of the globe, as the number of confirmed infections worldwide continues to rise.

Announcement on SA’s bid to develop own COVID-19 vaccine to be made in 18 months 9 April 2021, 4:10 PM

Department of Science & Innovation Director-General, Dr. Phil Mjwara says he hopes an announcement will be made in the next 18 months on how far it is in terms of ensuring locally manufactured vaccines.

Some SA citizens concerned about where government is getting money to buy vaccines 9 April 2021, 12:45 PM

South Africans have expressed concern about South Africa's procurement of more than 50-million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Cosatu raises concerns over pace of vaccination rollout programme 9 April 2021, 9:21 AM

Labour Federation Cosatu has raised questions over the pace of the vaccination rollout programme saying the government's aim of obtaining herd immunity against COVID-19, is far from being achieved.