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Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine fails to get the green light in SA - five things you need to know about the vaccine

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The safety of adenovirus vaccine vectors was tested in several studies including the STEP trial, which recruited men who have sex with men in the Americas, and the local Phambili trial which recruited heterosexual men and women.

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Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build 'metaverse'

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Facebook Inc plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years, the social media giant said on Monday, to help build the so-called metaverse - an online world where people can use different devices to move and…

WATCH | Services, jobs and land — Here’s what the EFF and DA promise in their election adverts

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The EFF and DA ere hoping to emerge victorious after the local government elections on November 1.

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Brisbane 2032 Games spend likely to exceed $3.72 billion - Minister

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The cost of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics is likely to exceed the A$5 billion ($3.72 billion) estimate in the pitch document but the Australian government would ensure it was spent wisely, sports minister Richard Colbeck said on Tuesday.

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US missionaries kidnapped in Haiti as gangs grow more brazen

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A US Christian aid organization on Sunday said a group of its missionaries had been kidnapped in Haiti, a further sign the Caribbean nation's gangs are growing increasingly brazen amid political and economic crises.

Trump sues US House committee investigating January 6 attack on Capitol

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Former President Donald Trump on Monday sued the US congressional committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol, claiming members made an illegal request for his White House records.

Pandemic brings forward predictions for peak oil demand

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The Covid-19 pandemic this year has dented oil consumption and brought forward forecasts by energy majors, producers and analysts for when the world's demand for oil may peak

Monday, Oct 18

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'Disband metro police now,' Treasury orders Mangaung council

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The National Treasury has ordered the disbandment of the newly established Mangaung Metro Police Services, referencing its precarious financial and service-delivery performance.

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Solidarity Fund and NEF to provide R450m to businesses hit by looting

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The Solidarity Fund and the National Empowerment Fund have teamed up to offer R450m in financial assistance to businesses affected by the civil unrest that gripped KZN and Gauteng earlier this year.

Volvo Cars sets IPO price range, seeking up to $23bn valuation

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Geely-owned Volvo Cars said on Monday its initial public offering would be priced within a range of 53 to 68 Swedish crowns per share, valuing the company at up to $23bn (roughly R337,747,870,000) in what is likely to be one Europe's…

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Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications

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Colin Powell, the first black US secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 from Covid-19 complications, his family said in a statement.

Toyota to invest $3.4bn in US automotive batteries up to 2030

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Toyota Motor Corp's North American unit said on Monday it will invest about $3.4bn (roughly R50,126,030,000) on US automotive battery development and production in the US through 2030

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Tension continues to simmer between Sundowns and Bafana coach Broos

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Tension continues to mount between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos after the Pretoria club's co-mentor Rulani Mokwena shared their growing frustration with the national team.

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Massive month-end fuel price hike could be ‘catastrophic’, warns the AA

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Current data is predicting fuel price hikes of "catastrophic" proportions at the end of October for November. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on recent exchange rate and commodities data.

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Ford to invest $316m to make EV parts at UK factory

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Ford Motor Co will invest as much as £230m (roughly $316m or R4,643,967,600) to start making electric-vehicle components at an existing plant near Liverpool after the UK government pledged financial support

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WATCH | Taiwan’s Foxconn shows off three EV prototypes

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Taiwan tech giant Foxconn unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc and other tech firms

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YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Do vaccination certificates expire?

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Five important things you need to know about the e-certificates.

Sunday, Oct 17

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Former US President Clinton making progress but will remain in hospital

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Former US President Bill Clinton will remain overnight in a Southern California hospital following a urological infection, but he has continued to make "excellent progress" and is expected to be discharged on Sunday, his spokesman said in…

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COVID-19 WRAP | SA records 414 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

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Do you have a 12-17 year old child you are living with and how do you feel that government says they can get vaccinated without your say-so?

Friday, Oct 15

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Italy sets aside extra €100m for low emission car purchases

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Italy has set aside an extra €100m (roughly R1.7bn) to subsidise citizens who want to buy less polluting vehicles this year, industry minister Giancarlo Giorgetti said.

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Premium brands will be first for restructure of Stellantis dealers’ network

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Carmaker Stellantis will start a restructuring of its European dealers' network, due to begin in June 2023, with its premium brands such as Alfa Romeo and Lancia, the company's European sales and marketing chief said on Thursday

Toyota cuts November output but sticks to full-year goal

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Toyota Motor Corp on Friday cut its planned global output for November by as much as 15% due to ongoing chip shortages, but indicated it would ramp up production from December by sticking to its latest full-year production target

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QUIZ | Are you a news defender or being held hostage?

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How well do you know your SA newsmakers? Take our weekly test to find out.

'I'm facing eviction because I can't pay rent': Autopax workers protest over nonpayment of salaries

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Employees at state-owned bus operator Autopax, who have not been paid their salaries, say they are uncertain of their future and that of the company which is in financial distress.

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US prepares to resume Trump 'Remain in Mexico' asylum policy in November

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President Joe Biden's administration is taking steps to restart by mid-November a program begun under his predecessor Donald Trump that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for US court hearings after a federal court deemed the…

Thursday, Oct 14

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SA records another day of fewer than 1,000 Covid-19 infections

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SA recorded another day of fewer than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases, according to figures from the NICD on Thursday.

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LISTEN | All you need to know about 'killer cop' Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu's trial

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Reporting from the Johannesburg high court, sitting in Palm Ridge, reporter Naledi Shange updates us on all we need to know about the case ahead of next week's sentencing.

Global tax deal seeks to end havens, criticised for 'no teeth'

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A group of 136 countries on Friday set a minimum global tax rate of 15% for big companies and sought to make it harder for them to avoid taxation in a landmark deal that US President Joe Biden said levelled the playing field.

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Turkey's Erdogan overhauls monetary policy committee, lira hits record low

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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed three central bank monetary policy committee (MPC) members on Thursday, appointing two new members in their place, the country's Official Gazette said, sending the lira to record lows.

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Amazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands, documents show

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Amazon.com Inc has been repeatedly accused of knocking off products it sells on its website and of exploiting its vast trove of internal data to promote its own merchandise at the expense of other sellers. The company has denied the…