The death toll from Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in South Africa has risen to 17.
South Africa changes its COVID-19 vaccination rules to allow mixing of vaccines between the Pfizer–BioNTech and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines for second and third doses and also reduces the interval between the second and third doses of the Pfizer vaccine in order to increase the country's vaccination rate.
Former South African President and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, 94, in still-fragile health, is released from the hospital in Pretoria, South Africa to receive continuing at-home care. He had had his longest period of hospitalization (more than 2 weeks) there since his 1990 release from prison, as the result of a gallstone removal operation and a lung infection. [http:--news.msn.com-world-update-mandela-released-from-hospital (MSN)]date=April 2020
Irish pop star Bono walks into a "political minefield" in South Africa after apparently endorsing a song with the lyrics: "Shoot the Boer", a song currently appearing before the country's highest court.
Walmart's bid for South African retail store Massmart is approved by shareholders, with organized labour groups such as the Congress of South African Trade Unions threatening boycotts against the store.