Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th March 2021:

News in South Africa 5th March: 1. One year of Covid-19 in South Africa: Today marks one year since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in South Africa, with health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize saying that despite difficulties, the country has remained resilient during the pandemic. However, he warned that the pandemic wasn’t something […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th March 2021:

News in South Africa 4th March: 1. Fake Covid-19 vaccines seized: South African authorities have seized hundreds of fake Covid-19 vaccines following a global alert issued by Interpol, the international criminal police organisation. Some 400 vials – equivalent to around 2,400 doses – containing the fake vaccine were found at a warehouse in Germiston, Gauteng, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd March 2021:

News in South Africa 3rd March: 1. JHB road plant down for over 5 months: The Johannesburg Roads Agency’s R50m asphalt plant ‘has been down for over five months’. The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), an entity within the City of Joburg, is currently unable to produce asphalt at a R50 million plant it acquired in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd March 2021:

News in South Africa 2nd March: 1. Unions aim high with wage demands: Union insiders stated that the decision by public-sector unions to publicly share details of this year’s wage demands was a desperate move to appear active to disgruntled members who were resigning in droves. In a pre-emptive unprecedented move, unions on Monday revealed they […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 26th February 2021:

News in South Africa 26th February: 1. Experts say Covid is here to stay: Health experts warn that people need to face reality and start coming to terms with the fact that Covid-19 is not going to go away, and that vaccines will not be the silver bullet to eradicate the virus among the global […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th February 2021:

News in South Africa 25th February: 1. Budget speech – response largely positive: he response to National Treasury’s 2021 budget has been broadly positive, with analysts praising the finance minister for sticking to his guns on cutting spending, while dropping plans to raise more taxes. However, it has not been without controversy, particularly from the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th February 2021:

News in South Africa 24th February: 1. Budget speech at 14:00 today: Finance minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the 2021 budget this afternoon at 14h00. Analysts and economists are not hopeful of any significant strides in turning the South African economy around, given tight budgetary constraints and little wiggle room on both the revenue and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd February 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd February: 1. Lessons learned from second wave: We’re past the worst of our second COVID wave, but experts warn that South Africa  will almost certainly be facing a third and fourth wave — possibly with more infections and deaths than in previous waves. A third wave could be only three months […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd February 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd February: 1. Tito’s Budget Speech this week: The week will be dominated by finance minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget 2021 on Wednesday. While government’s tax income was hit by the pandemic, including bans on cigarette and alcohol sales, there has been a surge in tax from mining companies – which is helping […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th February 2021:

News in South Africa 19th February: 1. Third Covid wave coming: As South Africa settles down from the second wave of Covid-19, government officials and health experts are all expecting a third wave to hit the country in winter. “There is no question that the second wave caught much of the world and certainly South […]

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