Newspaper front pages from around the world, Monday 1 March 2021

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‘Light’ after darkness as Philippines COVID-19 vaccinations begin

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines launched its COVID-19 vaccination drive on Monday, with health workers, soldiers, police and government officials first in line to get donated Chinese jabs despite concerns…

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UPDATE: Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on anti-coup protests

YANGON – Myanmar security forces shot dead at least six protesters Sunday in the bloodiest action so far to smother opposition to the military coup four weeks ago.The junta is…

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New York governor accused of sexual harassment by second woman

NEW YORK – A second ex-employee of powerful New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment, charges the governor denied on Saturday.This time the allegations came…

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Land Court to check settlement deals in line with new Expropriation Act – Lamola

CAPE TOWN – South Africans will be able to submit hearsay evidence to the Land Court when lodging claims.That court will be established once the Land Court Bill comes into…

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Sufficient prima facie evidence of misconduct against Mkhwebane, panel finds

CAPE TOWN – There’s sufficient prima facie evidence of misconduct against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.That’s a finding of an independent panel appointed by Parliament.It was tasked with looking into whether…

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ConCourt to hear state capture contempt application against Zuma on 25 March

JOHANNESBURG – The Constitutional Court said that it would hear the contempt application by the state capture commission in relation to former President Jacob Zuma on 25 March.READ: Zondo can’t…

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2 companies overcharged SAPS R40m for sanitisers – Competition Commission

JOHANNESBURG – The Competition Commission said that two companies partnered to overcharge the police by over R40 million when supplying it with 10,000 units of 25-litre hand sanitisers.In its opening…

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Financial sector increases its government debt to 22%

(John McCann/M&G) This has widened the budget deficit from 5.7% in 2019-20 to an estimated 14% in the current financial year.  In the treasury’s briefing, the Reserve Bank governor Lesetja…

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Come what may, the UIF will pay

Long lines: With unemployment at a record 32.5%, queues outside labour department offices will grow. The UIF is expecting to pay out more than six times the 2019-20 amount this…

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Remote working: Bosses want ‘bums on seats’

Employees who can work from home have reported benefits such as a better work-life balance and less commuting stress. But there has also been a downside — employees are working…

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Corporate tax cut will be revenue neutral — Momoniat

Ismail Momoniat said the treasury was prompted to table a cut partly because of recent corporate-tax rate reductions in the United Kingdom and the United States The treasury’s post-dated 1%…

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LOOK: Best-dressed celebs at this year’s virtual Golden Globe awards ceremony

Regardless of the fact that there was no actual red carpet the 2021 Golden Globes awards, celebrities still put in effort to dress up for the virtual ceremony. Last year’s…

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Lockdown level one regulations in a nutshell

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered an upbeat address to the nation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic last night, announcing a return to Level 1 of the lockdown. While urging South Africans not…

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Prince Harry tells Oprah he worried history would repeat itself

Prince Harry, who shocked Britain last year when he and his wife Meghan stepped back from royal duties, told US interviewer Oprah Winfrey that he had worried about history repeating…

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WATCH: How Boity fetched her body in 2021

Rapper Boity Thulo has an amazing body, the kind of physique that we all wish that we had. However, looking like that isn’t easy. At most it requires hard work,…

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Namibia: MP Questions Revised Education Curriculum

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Johannes Martin has said the Swapo-led government has run out of ideas in fixing the country’s education system, which according to him has been in…

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Liberia: Girls for Change Climax National Debate Competition On the Acceleration of Youth Voices and Participation in Decision Making

Harbel Margibi — A civil society organization, Girls for Change climax its National Debate Competition on Friday, February 26, 2021. Event is been supported by Oxfam, Liberia with support from…

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Uganda: Schools Cry for Cash As Uneb Exams Start Today

By yesterday, a number of schools had not received capitation grants for the term to enable them conduct national examinations which begin today with Senior Four candidates sitting their first…

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Nigeria: JAMB, Tertiary Institutions to Close 2020/2021 Admissions June 15

Abuja — All admissions into the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 academic session will end by June 15, 2021, according to a decision collectively taken at a virtual meeting…

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