Ted Botha

Ted Botha
Ted grew up between Washington D.C. and Pretoria. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and was an editor for Reuters in Manhattan. His books include 'The Girl with the Crooked Nose' and 'Flat/White,' about living in a crazy tenement in Manhattan. His latest book is a true story of murder and movie mayhem in the 1920s that takes place in Johannesburg, London, Paris and New York. Read more at tedbotha.com

Private Plane with Solo Italian Passenger Told to Leave South Africa

A small chartered plane from Zimbabwe that had not been authorised to land at O.R. Tambo International Airport during the lockdown and was carrying...
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Eskom said it expects no leadshedding during the lockdown for the Coronavirus, after usage went down substantially since Friday. Some of the planned maintenance...
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President Ramaphosa Sees Off Quarantined Citizens at Ranch Resort After All-Clear

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today - Sunday 29 March 2020 - see off the 112 repatriated South African citizens who will be reunited with...
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South Africa Downgraded to Junk Status by Moody’s

South Africa has been downgraded to subinvestment (Ba1) status by Moody's, on the same day the country went into a 21-day lockdown. That means...
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First Deaths from Corona in South Africa Two Women, 28 and 48

The first two deaths from the Coronavirus in South Africa announced earlier today were two women aged 28 and 48, according to two separate...
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French Tourist to Kruger Park Tests Positive for Corona

South African National Parks has confirmed that a French tourist visiting Kruger National Park tested positive for the Coronavirus. He is the latest of...
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First Two Deaths from Coronavirus in South Africa as Cases Top 1000

The first two deaths from Coronavirus in South Africa have been reported, two women in the Western Cape, according to statements released today, as...
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Ramaphosa Calls Army’s Mission “Most Important in History” of South Africa

With the words "You are the defender of the lives of our people," President Cyril Ramaphosa, dressed in army fatigues as the commander in...

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The number of positive Coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen to 927, up 218 from a day earlier, according to the NICD. The...
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1 Million Corona Test Kits from Chinese Billionaire Reach Africa

Across Africa distribution has started of over 1 million Coronavirus test kits and tons of protective clothing donated by the Chinese billionaire founder of...