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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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th February 2020:

News in South Africa 11th February: 1. Stage 1 load shedding continues: Eskom will continue to implement stage 1 rotational load shedding until 6 a.m. on Wednesday due to a shortage of capacity and the need to replenish its emergency reserves. This means power cuts will not be suspended between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 10th February 2020:

News in South Africa 10th February: 1. SAA flight cancellations defended: South African Airways Business Rescue Practitioners Siciwe Dongwana and Les Matuson released a statement on Sunday morning defending their decision to cancel domestic routes save for the Johannesburg-Cape Town route as being in the best interest of the imperiled carrier. SAA’s Business Rescue Practitioners […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th February 2020:

News in South Africa 7th February: 1. SAA ending multiple routes: SAA is cancelling all of its domestic routes apart from Johannesburg to Cape Town, the joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) announced on Thursday. According to the BRPS Les Matuson and Siviwe Dongwana the latest initiatives are aimed at supporting SAA’s […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th February 2020:

News in South Africa 6th February: 1. Rescue measures for Eskom proposed: President Cyril Ramaphosa is “favourably disposed” to Cosatu’s proposal that would see the Public Investment Corporation, the Industrial Development Corporation and the Development Bank of Southern Africa take on R254 billion of Eskom’s debt, his spokesperson told Reuters. Union federation COSATU proposed a package […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th February 2020:

News in South Africa 5th February 2020: 1. Warrant out for Zuma’s Arrest: While a warrant of arrest has been issued against former president Jacob Zuma, it won’t be executed before he is due to appear in court again in May. The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg acceded to a request to issue a warrant […]

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