Malaysia leads fight against Hepatitis C

Malaysia has registered the world’s first affordable – and effective – new drug for hepatitis C, offering the hope of accessible treatment to millions of people around the world at risk from a disease that has few early symptoms, is hard to diagnose, and is often seen...

UK’s NHS taking strain

Health leaders in the UK have warned that the National Health Service is as stretched now as it was at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. This as the groups' Chief Executive, Chris Hopson, warns that while confirmed Covid-19 cases have dropped for a sixth...

Disagreement over minimum cigarette prices

British American Tobacco South Africa has hit back at the South African Tobacco Organisation's proposed minimum price of R22 for a pack of cigarettes, saying it will not cover taxes and is a "flimsy cloak for tax evasion". This, Fin24 reports, after it was found that...

Senior US official lashes out at China

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the first member of President Joe Biden's cabinet to visit South East Asia, has delivered a blistering attack on China during an official trip to Singapore.

Cost of SA’s unrest calculated

Recent unrest will cost South Africa an effective R35 billion, according to a new economic estimate – as opposed to some R50 billion cited by the government. In a report on Monday, ratings agency S&P said it anticipates a hit to GDP growth of 0.7%, slowing a...

Canadian firm granted rare earths mining license

Canadian firm Namibia Critical Metals Inc., through its 100% owned subsidiary, Namibia Rare Earths, has been awarded a 25-year mining license for the Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Dysprosium-Terbium Project. A press release issued by the company explains that Lofdal is one...

Ombudsman to stay on for now

The Judicial Service Commission says that in the wake of the cancellation of the interviews for the position of Ombudsman, President Hage Geingob has, on their recommendation, appointed Advocate John Walters as acting Ombudsman for a period of two months from 1 August...

Noa not reappointed yet

Contrary to media reports stating that Paulus Noa has been reappointed as director of the ACC, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila explained to us that President Hage Geingob has merely nominated Noa, along with Erna van der Merwe as ACC Director General and...