Arrowheads found in the Sibudu Cave in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa show that humans were using bow and arrows 64000 years ago.
Ten people are killed and more than 490 are detained as rioting and looting occur in South Africa following the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. In a televised address to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa vows that the police and army would "restore order".
Lab studies suggest that the Pfizer–BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are significantly less effective in providing antibody protection against the 501.V2 variant of the disease, which is most prevalent in South Africa.
The government extends the Level 5 lockdown restrictions until March 5. They also agree to impose a 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine for all travelers without negative COVID-19 test results as well as all travelers from Brazil and South Africa.