South African jazz ‘giant’ Jonas Gwangwa dies aged 83

President Cyril Ramaphosa leads the tributes to the legendary musician who was nominated for an Oscar. Jonas Gwangwa, a South African musician and anti-apartheid icon, has died aged 83. President Cyril Ramaphosa led the tributes on Saturday to the legendary trombonist and

South Africa to pay 2.5 times more than EU for COVID vaccine

Oxford-AstraZeneca quotes Pretoria $5.25 for each jab, while EU nations pay $2.16 for the same vaccine. South Africa will buy doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a price 2.5 times higher than most European countries, the health ministry said on Thursday. The

To counter China, India pursues vaccine diplomacy in South Asia

India will give millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Asian countries in the next few weeks, government sources said, drawing praise from the country’s neighbours and pushing back against China’s dominating presence in the region. Free shipments of AstraZeneca’s vaccine

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