Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st February 2020:

News in South Africa 21st February: 1. Load shedding to continue till Sunday: Eskom says that stage 2 load shedding will continue until 6 a.m. on Sunday morning due to a loss of additional units. “While we expect three generation units to return to service [on Friday], we lost a further two units last night to […]

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Investing as a young person:

Investing as a young person: Investing doesn’t have to be complicated. Sadly though when you’re just starting out, it can be a hard ask due to so many competing demands. You also need some basic investment knowledge, which often supplied in high school classes or college. On a positive front: There are more attractive options […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th February 2020:

News in South Africa 19th February: 1. Statistics SA board threatens to resign: The South African Statistics Council, an advisory body that endorses the releases of data by Stats SA, has threatened to resign as a measure of last resort if the national statistical agency does not receive more funding and fill frozen posts. The […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th February 2020:

News in South Africa 18th February: 1. Moody’s lowers SA growth forecast: South Africa’s rand weakened and bond yields rose after Moody’s Investors Service lowered its forecasts for economic growth, raising the risk the country may lose its last investment-level credit rating. The rand declined as much as 0.7% to trade above 15 per dollar […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th February 2020:

News in South Africa 17th February: 1. Load shedding to continue this week: Eskom says it is not planning to implement power cuts on Monday, after it replenished its emergency reserves of water and diesel over the weekend. This comes after the power utility halted stage 2 load shedding ahead of schedule at 9 p.m. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th February 2020:

News in South Africa 14th February: 1. SONA delivered over an hour late: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his fourth State of the Nation (SONA) address on Thursday, two years after he was first elected as president of the country. The highly anticipated speech was delayed by more than 90 minutes after the Economic Freedom Fighters […]

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Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver the 2020 SONA

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his third annual State of the Nation Address, which will be broadcast live from Parliament in Cape Town from 19h00 tonight: The SONA serves to provide updates on government’s key policies, and in 2020 is being delivered in a very difficult environment. Key focuses: A key focus for the president […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th February 2020:

News in South Africa 13th February: 1. State of the Nation Address 2020: This evening, president Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the State of the Nation Address, which may include more details about a plan to address youth employment. The high rate of youth unemployment in South Africa is unacceptable, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. “Any country […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th February 2020:

News in South Africa 12th February: 1. Unemployment highest on record: The official unemployment numbers for the fourth quarter of 2019 remained unchanged at 29.1% – the highest rate since 2008 –  compared to the third quarter of 2019, Statistics South Africa announced on Thursday. The number of employed persons increased by 45 000 to […]

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