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2020 South Africa Special Weapons News

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  • Drones Spread Word About COVID-19 in Rural South Africa VOA 28 Apr 2020 -- Drones are helping to spread messages from the sky on how to prevent coronavirus infection in the far-flung, poor, rural areas of northern South Africa. The Greater Tzaneen Municipality has been pioneering the use of drones in South Africa as a tool to educate people about COVID-19 prevention in local languages and monitoring potential hotspots. So far there is only one coronavirus infection in the municipality.
  • South Africa's President Announces $26 Billion Coronavirus Rescue Package VOA 22 Apr 2020 -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a $26.3 billion "extraordinary budget" to help the country recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • China President Pledges Help to South Africa in Coronavirus Fight VOA 09 Apr 2020 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is offering support and resources to African countries, especially South Africa, in their fight to control the COVID-19 epidemic.



  • Former South Africa President Faces Arrest for Trial No-Show VOA 05 Feb 2020 -- A South African court has issued an arrest warrant for former president Jacob Zuma, after his repeated failure to appear for his long-stalled corruption trial. The action raises the stakes on a trial that has dragged on for years, with Zuma due back in court - or else in police custody - on May 6.
  • Arrest Warrant Issued for Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma VOA 04 Feb 2020 -- An arrest warrant has been issued for former South African President Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear for a scheduled court appearance Tuesday on corruption charges.


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