Scientists in South Africa to study link between Covid Variants and HIV

By Bukenya Adam Updated at 2328 EAT on 2 February 2022. Leading South African scientists are set to investigate COVID-19 and HIV in tandem, amid mounting evidence that the collision of the two pandemics could be generating new coronavirus variants. The team at the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA), which first alerted…

South African King arrested for growing marijuana.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 2248 EAT on 12 January 2022. What you need to know: Their leader, wearing a traditional loincloth, clung to a shoulder-height plant as police dragged it across the presidential lawn in Pretoria before arresting him. South African police Wednesday uprooted cannabis plants grown by indigenous activists who have camped outside…

Cape Town: Panic as fire is seen at South Africa parliament building

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1800 EAT on 02 January 2022. A large fire has severely damaged the Houses of Parliament in the South African city of Cape Town. Video footage showed a plume of black smoke filling the sky, with huge flames coming out from the roof of the building. President Cyril Ramaphosa…

Bishop Desmond Tutu is set to recieve a state funeral.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0940 EAT on 01 December 2022. The funeral mass for South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu is set to take place on Saturday morning in Cape Town. Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who helped end the racist regime in South Africa, died last Sunday aged 90. His…

Desmond Tutu’s body lies in state

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1850 EAT on 30 December 2021. Mourners have been filing past the coffin of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as his body lies in state at St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa. Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who helped end apartheid in South Africa, died on Sunday aged 90…