Rift Valley Fever
The death toll from Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in South Africa has risen to 17.
Ten people are killed and hundreds more are left homeless due to floods in East London, South Africa, as poorly built homes are swept away, especially in Mdantsane just outside the city.
Malta reports four more cases of the 501.V2 variant that originated in South Africa.
Sri Lanka reports its first case of the 501.V2 variant, which originated in South Africa, in a person who travelled from Tanzania and is currently staying at a quarantine centre.
Moderna says that their vaccine would work against the new variants found in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
The Netherlands bans all flights from the United Kingdom, South Africa and all South American countries beginning January 23 in order to reduce the spread of more contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2.
A BMW collides with two oncoming minibuses between Fouriesburg and Bethlehem in Free State, South Africa, killing thirteen and injuring eight.
Six people are killed by a gas explosion in an abandoned coal mine in Middelburg, South Africa.
South Africa launches the HVTN 702 trial for an experimental AIDS vaccine, which will involve over 5,400 men and women over the course of four years.
Officials suggest Haiti's first democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is to return there tomorrow after seven years exile in South Africa. The U.S. expresses concern at this development, fearing Aristide could "destabalise" Haiti.
The Palace of Monaco announces the engagement of Albert II, Prince of Monaco to South African native and Olympian swimmer Charlene Wittstock.