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South Africa Begins Second Phase Of COVID-19 Vaccination

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South Africa Begins Second Phase Of COVID-19 Vaccination

South Africa says it has begun second phase of COVID-19 vaccinations targeting people 60 years and older. It is also aiming to finish vaccinating the country’s 1.2 million healthcare workers this week.

The health ministry said it was avoiding long queues in the second phase of the vaccine rollout by using an electronic vaccination data system – where people would register online and receive instructions through a text message.

South Africa plans to inoculate five million citizens by the end of June.  The nation has the highest number of coronavirus cases in Africa – with more than one and a half million infections and 55,000 deaths.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said the country was due to receive 325,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Sunday, making the total doses of the Pfizer vaccine nearly one million.

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Wike Blasts Buhari Over Continued Insecurity

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South Africa To Investigate Deaths Of 20 Persons Found At Vacant Gold Mine

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South African police says it is investigating the deaths of 20 persons suspected to be illegal miners, whose bodies were discovered in two locations, in the gold mining town of Orkney. 14 decomposing bodies were found near a railway line on Wednesday.  Five more bodies were discovered outside an old unused mine shaft on Tuesday.

The police believes the deceased, who were found wrapped in white plastic bags, were illegal workers, commonly known as ‘Zama Zamas’.  Security agents say the deceased had severe burns on their bodies and autopsies were being done to identify the cause of death.

The South African police say the incident could be linked to a video on social media where a man was seen pleading for assistance at a mine shaft.

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South Africa Electricity Under-Performing

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South Africa Electricity Under-Performing

South Africa’s electricity company, Eskom, has continued to experience shortfalls in providing power to its consumers.  The company has had to implement rolling blackouts because of a high demand for power. The government said it will end existing red tape to deal with power blackouts.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a major shake-up in the energy sector that will allow private power companies to generate more electricity without red tape, to deal with the blackouts. The limit on the self-generation of electricity without a licence has also been lifted from 1mw to 100mw

For years, the state-owned power utility, Eskom, has struggled to meet the demand of one of Africa’s biggest economies.

Ramaphosa says the partial liberalization introduces a new era for South Africa’s troubled energy sector.

These changes will make it easier for independent power providers to generate electricity and sell it back to the grid.

Firms will still need to obtain some licenses, like a grid connection permit.

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