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264,800,853
Recovered
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5,556,182
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Global Statistics

All countries
327,690,436
Confirmed
Updated on January 16, 2022 8:29 pm
All countries
264,800,853
Recovered
Updated on January 16, 2022 8:29 pm
All countries
5,556,182
Deaths
Updated on January 16, 2022 8:29 pm
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Zuma won’t attend state capture commission until ‘biased’ Zondo recuses himself

Former President Jacob Zuma before the Zondo Commission in 2019 (Photo: Felix Dlangamandla) Former president Jacob Zuma's lawyers have written to chairperson of the commission of inquiry into state capture Deputy Justice Raymond Zondo, asking him to recuse himself due to his "biased disposition" towards the former leader.In a lawyer's letter drafted by his legal…

Here are the masks that will and won’t keep you safe in Puget Sound wildfire smoke

The air quality in Seattle is one of the worst in the world. Experts say wearing a certain type of mask, that you may already be wearing to stop COVID, can help. SEATTLE — As dozens of wildfires continue to burn across the West Coast, cities and towns around the Inland Northwest are inundated with…

ANC in Parliament won’t support call for ad hoc committee to investigate Covid-19 corruption

ANC Chief Whip Pemmy Majodina. The ANC caucus in Parliament wants answers from Cabinet over rampant Covid-19 corruption in several government departments.The caucus vowed to strengthen committees to deal with those implicated in corrupt activities.ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina, however, said it wouldn't support calls for an ad hoc committee to deal with Covid-19 corruption.The…

ANC won’t use pension funds to bail out state-owned enterprises

Enoch Godongwana, chairperson of the ANC's subcommittee on economic transformation. Enoch Godongwana says the ANC is not proposing that pension funds be used to bail out state-owned enterprises. He says the ANC wants pension funds to be used to fund profitable infrastructure projects. The ANC held a virtual discussion on the country's economic recovery plan post-Covid-19. ANC economic…

‘Our bills won’t wait’: the Florida town where farm laborers risk their lives to work amid Covid-19

The threat of falling ill haunted Angelina Velasquez as spring spilled into summer. It followed her like a ghost as she boarded a bus alongside 40 other farmworkers every day. “I’ve been worried,” she said. “But our bills don’t wait, and we have to continue living despite the pandemic. We have to keep risking our…

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City of Cape Town urges people to leave Kataza the baboon alone

Kataza the baboon. Facebook / Baboon Matters The City of Cape Town has asked the public not to feed a baboon that has relocated to Tokai. The baboon, known as Kataza or SK11, is slowly being integrated into the Tokai troop. Video footage, however, shows humans feeding Kataza. The City of Cape Town has requested that Kataza…

Rassie: There are various benefits for SA rugby to go north

As SA Rugby moves to determine which franchises will go to Europe in future, Rassie Erasmus has noted several potential benefits for the local game should that route be followed.The national director of rugby believes the high world rankings of Wales, Ireland and Scotland mean PRO Rugby is competitive and that fans will eventually identify…

A Once-in-a-Century Climate ‘Anomaly’ Might Have Made World War I Even Deadlier

(John Finney Photography/Moment/Getty Images) An abnormally bad season of weather may have had a significant impact on the death toll from both World War I and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, according to new research, with many more lives being lost due to torrential rain and plummeting temperatures. Through a detailed analysis of an ice…