South Africa Receives First COVID Vaccine Shipment

Africa Marketplace February 2, 2021 No Comments

South Africa Receives First COVID Vaccine Shipment

JOHANNESBURG – On an unusually dreary Johannesburg day, a figurative ray of sunshine: the arrival of the first pallets of coronavirus vaccines that will, in about two weeks, begin making their way into the arms of South Africans. President Cyril Ramaphosa and other dignitaries stood on the tarmac, masked and under dark umbrellas in the driving rain, as the Emirates flight carrying the first vaccine shipment landed at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport Monday afternoon. This shipment of the AstraZeneca vaccine was purchased from an Indian manufacturer, officials said. Ramaphosa did not speak to the public, but in a statement, said, “The scale of delivery is unprecedented in terms of the number of people who have to be reached within a short space of time.” The first vaccines, he said, will go to 1.2 million front-line health workers.  South Africa is the continent’s viral hotspot, with 1.4 million confirmed cases […]

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Next week will be important for Covid-19 cases and lockdown in South Africa: Mkhize

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Next week will be important for Covid-19 cases and lockdown in South Africa: Mkhize

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that South Africa is beginning to see the benefits of its latest level 3 lockdown and its ability to manage a second surge in Covid-19 cases. In a media briefing on Thursday (18 Janaury), Mkhize said that the first ‘green shoots’ are appearing and that the country appears to be nearing an ‘inflection point’ and plateau in Covid-19 cases. However, he cautioned against complacency and warned that a resurgence could happen at any point. The Health minister said that he was specifically concerned about holidaymakers travelling back to Gauteng from coastal provinces which could cause a spike in cases. “We are hoping that what we are seeing now is an indications that (cases) will start declining and we need to see next week whether there is any new impact from people coming back from the festive season. “This is what we thought the real […]

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THE MOST IMPORTANT BITCOIN EMERGENCY VIDEO EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soon $40,000

Africa Marketplace January 3, 2021 No Comments

THE MOST IMPORTANT BITCOIN EMERGENCY VIDEO EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soon $40,000

BITCOIN TODAY: In this video, I’ll go through the Bitcoin news today & I’ll make a Bitcoin price analysis. I make 1 video every single day about crypto news & BTC. I’ll always include professional Bitcoin technical analysis, to make a Bitcoin price prediction, and I’ll also show you the most relevant news for BTC investing & trading Facebook Comments

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Covid-19 Vaccines for South Africa. Now

Africa Marketplace January 3, 2021 No Comments

Covid-19 Vaccines for South Africa. Now

Astonishingly, even now, in the full knowledge of what we face and with dozens of countries worldwide, including African nations, embarking on mass vaccination programmes against Covid-19, it is distressing to hear senior officials increasingly talking down the prospects for the availability and usefulness of Covid-19 vaccines in South Africa. The world is in the grip of a massive resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, in which SARSCoV-2, the coronavirus, appears to have produced a variant suspected of such great transmissibility that even the most stringent attempts at mitigation by non-pharmaceutical intervention is failing to contain the spread.  More chillingly, the increased spread of the virus is generating a corresponding acceleration in the numbers of people getting infected and, by extension, is exposing health systems in even the best resourced countries to an overwhelming burden with which they’re increasingly unable to cope.  Humanity is now facing the full force of the […]

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Mysterious String of 1,000 Satoshi Era Bitcoins Mined 2010

Africa Marketplace November 7, 2020 No Comments

Mysterious String of 1,000 Satoshi Era Bitcoins Mined 2010

1,000 ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins Mined in 2010 On November 7 at around 12:37 a.m. (EST), another string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ were moved for the first time since 2010. The peculiar movement stemmed from 20 blocks from 2010 with approximately 1,000 BTC spent ($15.5 million) in a single block. **Update 10:20 a.m. EST: Seven hours prior on Nov. 6, 2020, a 2010 coinbase reward mined on July 29, was transferred. This block reward, if included with the 20 block rewards spent at block height 655,788, the tally would make a total of 21 spent block rewards. The last coinbase reward strings spent in mid-March and mid-October also saw 21 block rewards spent.** 2020 has been a wild year and in the Bitcoin world, it’s been no different. This year a great number of decade-old bitcoin addresses often referred to as ‘sleeping bitcoins’ or ‘zombie coins’ have been spent. On October 14, news.Bitcoin.com reported on an old […]

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Humans & Neanderthals were engaged in 100,000 year battle

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Humans & Neanderthals were engaged in 100,000 year battle

Archaeology News: Humans and neanderthals were engaged in 100,000 year battle. HUMANS and neanderthals were engaged in a 100,000 year battle to determine who would become the most dominant of the Homo species on Earth, archaeologists believe. Homo neanderthalensis, or neanderthals, and Homo sapiens, which are us, both sprung from the same evolutionary branch. Around 600,000 years ago, humanity split in two. The people were refer to as cavemen headed up to Europe and Asia while Homo sapiens stayed put in Africa. However, it was this split which ultimately led to war for top spot between the two species. Both Homo sapiens and neanderthals were extremely adept at hunting, fighting and organising – three traits key to warfare.https://ecdn.firstimpression.io/static/html/obd_banner.htmlWhile neanderthals boomed out across the world, humans were forced to stay in Africa. However, it was because of the immense breeding power of humans that we eventually had to move out of […]

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Free State farmer shot dead, son stabbed in house robbery

Africa Marketplace November 6, 2020 No Comments

Free State farmer shot dead, son stabbed in house robbery

Bloemfontein: A 56-year-old farmer in the Free State was fatally shot in the head by unknown assailants in the early hours of Friday morning and his 26-year-old son was stabbed in the back. The farmer and his son were discovered by their domestic worker on Swartpan Farm in the Nala Local Municipality. The police are investigating a case of murder and house robbery. “On 6 November 2020 at about 5am, the domestic worker at the farm made the gruesome discovery after she was called by the deceased’s wife, who was concerned since she tried in vain to get hold of her husband and son,” police spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele said on Friday. The domestic worker then alerted the victims’ relatives. “Other farmers and the police were activated and the farmer was declared dead at the scene, whilst the son was referred to a hospital for treatment,” Makhele said. The circumstances […]

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Flooding at Randfontein after heavy rain last night .

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Flooding at Randfontein after heavy rain last night .

Flooding last night in Gauteng South Africa. Flooding at Randfontein after heavy rain last night [Part1]Gauteng | South Africa Parts of Gauteng ‘underwater’ following heavy floods on Sunday. A hectic downpour has drenched Gauteng, and some locations are faring worse than others on Sunday – floods have been reported across the province. 💥— STAY SAFE 🇿🇦 (DB Shorts) 🙏Subscribe to my channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcGu… Facebook Comments

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Hijacking suspects with toy gun nabbed in Eastern Cape

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Hijacking suspects with toy gun nabbed in Eastern Cape

Three men were arrested on Sunday after allegedly hijacking a jikeleza taxi using a toy gun. The owner of the taxi and the police tracked the movement of the hijacked vehicle and swooped on the assailants. Kwazakhele police had arrested the three hijacking suspects at about 1am, police spokesperson Col Priscilla Naidu said. The 28-year-old driver was allegedly hijacked while driving his Mazda 323 between NU10 and NU11 in Motherwell. The driver had picked up two men who had posed as passengers, but one allegedly pulled out a gun and instructed the man to drive to several places in the area, Naidu said. “The driver was then instructed to get into the back seat and one of the suspects took over the driving. “When the vehicle stopped, the complainant managed to jump out and run away. STOLEN GOODS: These are other items which are suspected to have been stolen by the alleged hijackersImage: SUPPLIED […]

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135 MORE SOUTH AFRICANS DIE OF COVID-19 : 1,371 NEW Case

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135 MORE SOUTH AFRICANS DIE OF COVID-19 : 1,371 NEW Case

135 MORE SOUTH AFRICANS DIE OF COVID-19 JOHANNESBURG – One hundred and thirty-five more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus. The latest fatalities push the national death toll to 19,411. The Health Department has also recorded another 1,371 new infections, bringing the number of known cases here on home soil to almost 727,000. The recovery rate remains at 90%, with 655,000 people having recuperated. As of today, the number of #COVID19 cases is 726 823 with 1 371 new cases identified.The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 842 516 with 19 543 new tests conducted since the last report. Our recoveries now stand at 655 330 which translates to a recovery rate of 90% Facebook Comments

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