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Post 2021-07-14

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South Africa
Independent Media Pty Ltd
52 Issues

in this issue

4 min
struggle activist sita remembered

Nadia Khan nadia.khan@inl.co.za ANTI-APARTHEID Struggle activist Maniben Sita has been remembered for her contribution to the fight for freedom. Sita, 94, who lived at a retirement home in Laudium, Pretoria, died of Covid-19 complications in hospital last Wednesday. Fakir Hassen, a veteran journalist and author, said Sita devoted her life to fighting apartheid. He said Sita was born into a family that was active in political resistance in both her father’s native India and then in South Africa. “She was inspired by her father, Nana Sita, who, in turn, was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. Her father spent several months living with Gandhi when the latter came to Pretoria as a young lawyer to fight a case for a local Indian merchant. “Her father became a part of Gandhi's Satyagraha struggle…

4 min
unrest in kzn disrupts vaccinations

Latoya Newman latoya.newman@inl.co.za RIOTING and unrest are disrupting government’s Covid-19 vaccination management strategies. In a statement on Monday, the eThekwini Municipality said its healthcare facilities (clinics) and community vaccination sites, were closed due to ongoing civil unrest across the city. “The municipality has closed its clinics due to threats that have been directed at health facilities in the city. The ongoing civil unrest has also affected community vaccination sites, which have been unable to operate. The municipality will reassess the situation … and advise the public accordingly,” said the statement. Residents who qualify for phase 2 of the vaccination rollout, which includes those aged 50 and above, are urged to continue to register to receive the vaccine. They can dial *134*832*ID number# or send the word REGISTER to 0600123456…

2 min
riots, covid hit rand

Ambar Warrick SOUTH Africa's rand tumbled on Monday as violence broke out after the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma, while most emerging market stocks and currencies appeared to have stabilised after losses last week. The rand sank more than 1% to a low of 14.3658 to the dollar, leading losses across emerging market currencies. Violence over Zuma's 15-month prison term spread to Johannesburg at the weekend, resulting in property damage and road closures. Zuma, handed the sentence for defying a court order to co-operate with an inquiry into corruption during his tenure, was set to challenge it during a hearing on Monday. South African stocks fell 0.6%. The rand is still the top performing emerging market currency this year, trading more than 2% higher. South Africa extended tight…

2 min
former kzn premier ngubane dies

FORMER KwaZulu-Natal premier Dr Ben Ngubane, has died after contracting Covid-19. Melomed in Richards Bay confirmed Ngubane, 79, died on Monday after being admitted and treated for Covid-19. “It is with regret that we confirm that this retired politician and former KZN premier and SABC and Eskom chairperson has demised earlier this morning at around 1.40am,’’ said Randal Pedro, the Melomed Richards Bay Hospital manager in a statement. “Our family mourns this great loss as Dr Ngubane played a pivotal role in the transformation of the private health-care landscape in Northern KZN in an advisory capacity and I will personally miss his guidance and teaching. “Melomed Richards Bay were privileged to have had his years of loyal patronage and support not just as a patient but as an advisory for…

2 min
your stars

Duff is a psychic medium, Sharron Duff ARIES (March 21 – April 19) Take time out to have some fun and try to see the lighter side of life. It’s important to have rest and time to rejuvenate. Practise an attitude of gratitude and focus on balancing your time better. Lucky colour: lime green. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) A challenge has come to an end and there is a new beginning or opportunity opening up to you. But you also have to put in the work involved. You may need to put your trust in an unlikely ally. Lucky colour: cerise. GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) Family connections are important this week as are connections with old friends. Someone from the past may appear to…

2 min
get diagnosed early

Dr Mohammed Kathrada IT IS important to remember that 80% of those diagnosed with Covid-19 will have mild flu symptoms or no symptoms at all. For all patients we recommend: Vitamin C 1g twice a day Vitamin D 5000 iU daily Zinc 25mg twice a day Paracetamol 2 tablets (as needed) for pain and fever. You will need to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days, and other household members will have to quarantine. There is no need for those at home to be tested if they have no symptoms whatsoever and have no significant comorbidities. The usual evolution of the virus is as follows: Days 1-5: The virus multiplies in this phase. During this phase, it's common to encounter one or more of the following symptoms: sore throat,…