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Star designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer after private battle - LVMH

Star designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer after private battle - LVMH

"LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White are devastated to announce the passing of Virgil Abloh," it said in a post on Twitter.

No new Covid-19 restrictions as government consults on mandatory vaccines — Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to get vaccinated as scientists try to understand the new Covid-19 variant.

Covid-19 daily infections under 3,000 mark, with 18 hospital admissions

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases on Sunday reported 2,858 new Covid-19 cases, with 18 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

Don't panic: Omicron symptoms seem to be mild — Doctor

SA Medical Association chair Dr Angelique Coetzee said Omicron has so far not been shown to have severe symptoms.

Parliament speaker slates travel bans on SA at Brics forum

National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula lashed out on Saturday night against travel restrictions imposed on SA and other African countries after the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant this week.

Gauteng not doing enough to prevent spike in suicides, says Nt’sekhe

Nt’sekhe said that programmes focused on suicide and mental illness needed to be ramped up.

Dutch find 13 Omicron cases among SA travellers

Dutch health authorities said on Sunday that 13 cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found in the Netherlands among passengers that were on two flights from SA that arrived on Friday.

President Ramaphosa to address the nation on Covid-19 variant Omicron

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 8pm on Sunday night on SA's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Barbaric and heartless’: Six-year-old girl found beheaded in KwaZulu-Natal

A man, aged 20, was seen running out with a plastic bag dripping blood.

WATCH | Man believed to be from SA allegedly verbally abuses man on UK train

A man, believed to be from SA, has come under fire after allegedly verbally abusing a Muslim man on a train in the UK.

Counterfeit goods worth R7.4m seized in Joburg CBD, scores arrested for other crimes

Counterfeit goods worth R7.4m have been confiscated during a raid in the Johannesburg CBD, Gauteng police said.

Three people perish in house fire in Gqeberha

Three people, including a young child died when their Gqeberha home was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Sunday, Eastern Cape police said.

'Vaccination is critical now': Western Cape government 'devastated' over the travel bans

Western Cape premier Alan Winde said he had maintained the need to save both lives and jobs at the national coronavirus command council on Saturday.

Mozambican national rescued from 'blue light' kidnappers in Heidelberg

The abductors were driving a blue BMW sedan fitted with blue lights and sirens.

Australian woman allegedly sets quarantine hotel on fire

Australian police said on Sunday they expect to charge a 31-year-old woman with arson after she allegedly set fire to the Covid-19 quarantine hotel where she and her two children were staying.

Eastern Cape police ruin Friday night for drug dealers

Delinquents had their Friday night ruined as Eastern Cape police cracked down on illegal liquor outlets and drug dealers

Joburg mayor to meet experts over new Covid-19 variant

Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse has expressed her concern about the new Covid-19 variant reported this week.

Maldives bans travellers from seven African nations

Maldives said it was barring travellers from seven African countries from Sunday over concerns about the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Man who raped girlfriend at rave fails to have convictions overturned

A man jailed for raping his girlfriend during a rave festival has failed to convince the high court to overturn his convictions.

Energy tech company awards bursaries to students aimed at helping SA transition to green economy

Energy tech company Baker Hughes SA has awarded bursaries to students in the engineering, accounting, sales, and marketing fields in an effort to harness skills needed to help transition SA into a green economy.

‘Illegal contractor’ connecting Northern Cape and North West residents

Eskom disconnected homes that were illegally connected to the grid in the Northern Cape this week.

Women's shelter report reveals 'unacceptable levels of violence

The experiences of abused women have been laid bare in a report commissioned by the National Shelter Movement of SA

Emirates suspends flights to and from SA

Emirates airline has suspended passenger flights to and from SA until further notice.

Two cases of coronavirus Omicron variant detected in Britain

Britain announced it had identified two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus a day after the country temporarily banned flights from South Africa and five other countries from Friday over the newly identified variant.

Dutch find 61 Covid-19 cases among SA passengers, looking for new variant

Dutch health authorities said on Saturday they had detected 61 Covid-19 cases among people who flew from SA on Friday

Travel bans punish SA for its excellent science, says international relations

The SA government said it had noted the announcements by several countries to institute temporary travel restrictions on the country and parts of the continent.

SA restaurants warn of doom for industry if any lockdowns are imposed

Any form of lockdown will be a death sentence for SA's restaurant industry, The Restaurant Collective has warned.

Trio get hefty sentence for murder of 'talented and humble' retired UKZN professor

The killers of a retired University of KwaZulu-Natal professor, who was gagged, beaten and bound with his pyjama pants, have each been sentenced to an effective 25 years behind bars

Holidays wrecked for South Africans as Mauritius and other countries impose travel bans

The Mauritius government has joined a growing number of countries to announce bans on Southern African travellers in light of the new Covid-19 variant.
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