President Ramaphosa to address the nation on Covid-19 variant Omicron

President Ramaphosa to address the nation on Covid-19 variant Omicron

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 8pm on Sunday night on SA's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  This after the national coronavirus command council met on Saturday over the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in the country. A sharp rise in cases is believed to be driven by the newly…
Azinga Fuzile cut down by Kenichi Ogawa in IBF title fight

Azinga Fuzile cut down by Kenichi Ogawa in IBF title fight

Azinga Fuzile failed to capture the reputable IBF junior-lightweight world title at Madison Square Garden in New York City in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 25-year-old South African was down three times in the fight – twice in the final round – before succumbing to a unanimous points decision against the hard-hitting Kenichi…
US praises SA for ‘transparency’ in flagging Omicron variant

US praises SA for ‘transparency’ in flagging Omicron variant

The United States praised South Africa Saturday for quickly identifying the new Covid strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world — a barely veiled slap at China’s handling of the original outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with South Africa’s international relations and cooperation minister, Naledi Pandor, and they discussed cooperation on…
Where Omicron has been detected so far

Where Omicron has been detected so far

Despite widespread travel bans and restrictions, the Omicron Covid-19 variant is rearing its head in an increased number of countries.  Omicron was first reported from South Africa on 24 November, with the first known confirmed infection from a specimen collected on 9 November.  After news first broke of the new variant earlier this week, it…