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Presidential letter authorising soldier beach patrols received by JSCD

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The use of soldiers to ensure compliance with revised level three lockdown regulations, including a beach ban, has been confirmed to Parliament’s Joint Standing...

Pelican proud to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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From discovery to distribution, Pelican’s temperature-controlled packaging is delivering COVID-19 vaccines all over Europe and the Middle East. Pelican Products, the global leader in the...

Airline traffic and bookings stall despite vaccine promise

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Airlines face a challenging wait for COVID-19 vaccines to end travel lockdowns, global industry body IATA said, as a recovery in traffic stalls and...

South Africa’s aviation flight recovery plan

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The COVID-19 pandemic grounded Africa’s fragmented commercial aviation industry for much of 2020 and as 2021 commences, South Africa finds itself in a second...

Land borders close as SA remains on adjusted level three lockdown

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As South Africa battles the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the country will remain on adjusted alert level...

ISS: Boko Haram blocks Lake Chad trade routes

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Terrorism has disrupted a thriving regional trade hub sustained by generations of boat drivers. The Boko Haram insurgency has had devastating consequences on Lake Chad...

Police Minister says soldiers to patrol Garden Route beaches

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That soldiers are going to be “roped in” to help police patrol Garden Route beaches is an admission of failure on the part of...

Cyber attacks seen on coronavirus vaccine infrastructure -US Senator Peters

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Cyber attacks have been waged against COVID-19 vaccine distribution infrastructure, including a cold-chain storage company, US Senator Gary Peters said on Thursday. “IBM recently released...

Hackers steal Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data in Europe, companies say

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US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that documents related to development of their COVID-19 vaccine had been “unlawfully accessed”...

Air freight prices ‘outrageous’ as COVID-19 shots rolled out, says WHO...

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Some carriers are seeking “outrageous” prices to fly dry ice and other medical equipment in the pre-holiday rush, but a capacity squeeze should ease...

SAA unions urged to accept final settlement offer

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The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has urged South African Airways labour unions to cooperate with the finalisation of the business rescue process, which...

Paris Airshow cancelled in blow to aerospace recovery

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The Paris Airshow has been cancelled for the first time since World War Two, raising questions about the speed of the aerospace industry’s recovery...

Liberian rebel commander shouts out at start of Swiss trial for...

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A former rebel commander accused of involvement in killing civilians, rape and eating pieces of a school teacher’s heart during Liberia’s civil war decried...

Hackers target groups in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, says IBM

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IBM and US officials are sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. IBM said on Thursday that the...

North Korea-linked hackers targeted J&J, Novavax in hunt for COVID research

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Suspected North Korean hackers have recently tried to break into at least nine health organizations, including pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and vaccine developer...

UN warns child labor, trafficking on the rise in troubled Mali

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More children have been trafficked, forced to work in gold mines and to fight as soldiers in Mali this year as conflict worsened and...

China donates more medical equipment to the SANDF

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China has donated more medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help it fight the coronavirus...

COVID-19 drives 40% spike in number of people needing humanitarian aid,...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a 40% increase in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance around the globe, the United Nations said on...

ISS: Can smart ports curb drug trafficking?

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COVID-19 measures are making maritime routes the preferred target for drug smugglers. Seizures of large quantities of drugs such as cocaine, heroin and others at...

EC municipal official arrested for R4.8m COVID-19 irregularities

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The Hawks have pounced on an OR Tambo Municipality official in connection with the COVID-19 Relief Fund tender fraud worth over R4.8 million. Whippery Services...

Airlines set to lose $157 billion amid worsening slump – IATA

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Airlines are on course to lose a total $157 billion this year and next, their main global body warned on Tuesday, further downgrading its...

Africom donates field hospital, vehicles to Kenya Border Police

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United States Africa Command donated a 40-bed, negative air pressure mobile field hospital (MFH) to the Kenya Border Police as well as 35 Toyota...

KZN Premier appeals for calm in trucking industry

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has appealed for calm and a peaceful resolution to all the concerns facing truck drivers and the road freight industry...

US donates 40-bed field hospital to support South Africa’s COVID-19 response

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A $1.4 million, 40-bed field hospital donated to South Africa by the United States has been set up in Mahikeng, the capital of the...

North Korean, Russian hackers target COVID-19 researchers – Microsoft

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Hackers working for the Russian and North Korean governments have targeted more than half a dozen organizations involved in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research...

Paramount Group responds to COVID-19

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Crime stats increased between July and September, report reveals

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Following a lull in criminal activity during the hard national COVID-19 lockdown, figures began to rise as restrictions were eased between July and September. This...

Tigray leader says Ethiopian air strikes have killed civilians

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The leader of Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region said government air strikes had killed an unspecified number of civilians in recent days and vowed to...

COVID-19 impacting landmine clearance efforts

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Landmines and explosive weapons in conflicts worldwide continue to kill and injure thousands of people every year by landmine while the COVID-19 pandemic forced...

How Peli contributes in the fight against COVID-19

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Barcelona, November 2020 – Peli Products, the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective cases and advanced lighting systems, is helping in...

ISS: Lessons from Mali as Burkina and Niger head for the...

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Elections in Burkina Faso and Niger take place amidst insecurity and COVID-19, as happened in Mali earlier this year. Burkina Faso’s first round of presidential...

In Nigeria, looters target government warehouses stocked with COVID-19 relief

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Looters have been targeting state warehouses across Nigeria stocked with COVID-19 relief supplies which they say should already have gone to the poor and...

Algerian voters shun referendum aimed at ending political crisis

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Fewer than one in four Algerian voters took part in Sunday’s constitutional referendum, officials said, despite government efforts to encourage high turnout as part...

A look into the state of aviation in Africa

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The economic effects of closing borders and banning travel to curb the spread of COVID-19 threw commercial African aviation into uncertainty as the vast...

Tanzania president Magufuli seeks second term as polls open

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Tanzanians headed to the polls on Wednesday for presidential and parliamentary elections that President John Magufuli hopes will hand him another five-year term despite...

ISS: Africa can’t risk a major maritime cyber attack

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Cyber attacks against African maritime infrastructure threaten the continent’s recovery from COVID-19 and its long-term development and security aspirations. According to maritime cyber defence...

AU condemns use of violence against #EndSARS protestors

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African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has called on the Nigerian government to desist from the use of violence and respect human rights and...

ISS: Can South Africa rejuvenate an ageing United Nations?

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COVID-19 has shown that countries across the world need to work together to tackle global problems. United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres made this clear in...

India’s Dr Reddy’s isolates data center services after cyberattack

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Indian drugmaker Dr Reddy's Laboratories said on Thursday it had isolated all its data center services as a preventive measure following a cyberattack. Shares of...

Taking to the skies

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After what felt like a lifetime in incarceration, global skies have opened up for domestic and international travel for those suffering from bouts of...

Gripen maker Saab’s shares plunge as higher pandemic risks hit third-quarter...

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Shares in Swedish defence company Saab slid more than 10% on Monday after it posted falling third-quarter profits and said it saw increased risks due...

ISS: Cybercrime in Nigeria demands public-private action

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Cyberattacks have increased in Nigeria in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. The country’s 2015 cybercrimes law may not be adequate to reduce the vulnerability...

Virus fears as Mozambique conflict fuels overcrowding, hunger

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Three months ago, Sofia Bombina and her family of 11 had to flee their home on the Mozambique coast after their town was attacked...

ISS: Police abuses during lockdown reflect deep accountability problems

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Fundamental rights such as the right to life and dignity are protected in South Africa’s constitution as ‘entirely’ ‘non-derogable.’ This means they cannot, under...

“Food is the best vaccine against chaos”; UN food agency WFP...

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The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger around the world and...

How Covid-19 is accelerating digital change for defence organisations

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The Covid-19 pandemic is exposing organisations across all industries to external forces that they could not have predicted—and we have seen time and time...

COVID-19 positive case at Armscor under lockdown level one

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The most recent COVID-19 positive case at Armscor was reported earlier this month (October) while the lockdown as per the national state of disaster...

Eight migrants dead, 12 missing off coast of Djibouti: IOM

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At least eight migrants died and 12 are missing at sea after being forced off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti,...

Operation Notlela over

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As of last Wednesday, Operation Notlela, the national defence force’s commitment to the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa, ended, with 30 September the final...

Travel slump threatens 46 million jobs, aviation group says

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The impact of the coronavirus on travel may cost as many as 46 million jobs globally, according to projections published on Wednesday by an...