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South Africa's information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users' contact information

South Africa's information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users' contact information

Facebook Inc cannot share any contact information it collects from WhatsApp users with its other properties without first obtaining authorisation from South Africa's Information Regulator (IR).

Less than one-fifth of the R364.4bn pledged at second SA Investment Conference has reached SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that of the R364.4bn in investment commitments announced at the 2019 SA Investment Conference, only 18.9% had flowed into the economy.

'Medium danger' as unknown number of crocodiles escape into Breede River in Western Cape

Traps have been set in the Brede River after an unknown number of Nile crocodiles escaped from a commercial breeding farm in Bonnievale in the Cape Winelands.

He disrespected my authority, state security minister Ayanda Dlodlo says of acting DG's Zondo testimony

State security minister Ayanda Dlodlo has told parliament that acting director-general Loyiso Jafta disrespected her authority by testifying at the Zondo commission earlier this year.

Justice minister Ronald Lamola defends NPA's 'slow pace' in charging Markus Jooste

Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has come to the defence of the National Prosecuting Authority

Ace Magashule's former driver who stole painting to hear his fate next week

Ricardo Mettler, the former bodyguard of the then premier of the Free State Ace Magashule who stole a Pierneef painting worth R8m in 2018, will know his fate next Wednesday.

20 years in jail for Limpopo father who buried alive his five-year-old son

A 36-year-old man who killed his five-year-old son by burying him alive in a shallow grave in 2019, was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment.

Former senior Eskom official wants tax fraud charges dropped

Former Eskom senior manager France Hlakudi’s tax matter was postponed to April 22 by the Pretoria regional court on Wednesday.

Italy reports 347 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, 20,884 new cases

Italy reported 347 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday against 343 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections rose to 20,884 from 17,083 the day before.

Rapidly spreading Covid-19 variant found in SA puts 'spanner in the works'

Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic.

Fake Covid-19 vaccines seized at Gauteng warehouse: Interpol

International policing authority Interpol on Wednesday said South African authorities had seized hundreds of fake Covid-19 vaccines.

Zimbabwe expects maize output to more than triple this year

Zimbabwe expects to harvest up to 2.8 million tonnes of the maize this year, three times 2020 output thanks to higher than usual rainfall, official data showed on Wednesday.

Scopa to investigate Eskom boss De Ruyter over 'very serious' claims of impropriety

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has been accused of wrongdoing by the parastatal's suspended chief procurement officer Solly Tshitangano.

‘My career doesn’t need help’: Brian Molefe on allegations of being earmarked for top cabinet job

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe told the state capture inquiry that his career did not need external influence to flourish, contradicting claims by former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas.

'We are going to have to work together across party lines': Steenhuisen on 'working with the ANC'

'We've got to get them out of power ... so the glue of patronage doesn't hold them together any more,' says the DA leader.

Senegal protesters clash with police as opposition leader questioned

Hundreds of rock-throwing protesters clashed with police in Senegal's capital on Wednesday as the main opposition leader was due to appear in front of a judge to respond to accusations of rape.

People infected with Covid variant have protection from reinfection

Scientists have discovered that those infected with 501Y.V2 have a level of protection from previous and current circulating Covid-19 variants.

Denel board exits linked to lack of budget funds, official says

A series of resignations from the board of directors of South Africa's state-owned defence company Denel is linked to funding not being made available in the government's 2021 budget, a senior official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Molefe tells commission he became ANC MP as parliament 'sounds like a good place to retire to'

Former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe has denied any knowledge of the alleged grand plan to appoint him as finance minister in 2017, which saw him surprisingly emerging as an ANC MP after he controversially left the power utility.

Albinism muti trial: Traditional healer’s second defence lawyer quits

After a two-hour consultation with traditional healer Thokozani Msibi, his lawyer quit.

Airline passengers banned from eating on domestic flights - Fikile Mbalula

Only bottled water may pass passengers’ lips, according to a notice published in the government gazette by transport minister Fikile Mbalula.

WATCH | Parents of unplaced pupils stage sit-in at Gauteng education offices

A group of about 60 parents have staged a sit-in at the Gauteng education district office in Florida, west of Johannesburg, over the non-placement of pupils.

Three-day protest by driving schools against online booking system to start on Friday

Driving school operators say bookings can be made online only once a week and they are struggling to get slots for their customers.

WATCH | Guards shot and phones stolen outside MTN's Joburg headquarters

A vehicle that was delivering handsets was held up by a gang of armed gunmen at the entrance to MTN's headquarters.

Brian Molefe says Eskom war room did nothing meaningful about load-shedding

Former Eskom group CEO Brian Molefe once again threw a salvo at the power utility’s war room, accusing it of never having done anything to address the load-shedding crisis despite demanding information and endless meetings on Eskom’s affairs.

Court confirms order freezing assets of businessman Hamilton Ndlovu

Hamilton Ndlovu leapt into the public domain in May 2020 after posting video footage online and boasting about buying a fleet of luxury vehicles worth about R11m.

Kenya hails first vaccines as 'bazookas' against Covid-19

Kenya welcomed the arrival of over a million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday in its first batch under a global plan to ensure equitable distribution.

WATCH | Doctor who treated Gauteng’s patient zero ‘feels great’ after Covid-19 vaccination

Dr Jarrod Zamperini was in high spirits and said he felt "great" after receiving the life-saving jab.

HIV study conducted in DRC by top scientists could ‘give hope for cure’

A study conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo and published in eBioMedicine could possibly contribute to finding a cure for HIV.
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