Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd June 2020:

News in South Africa 2nd June: 1. Covid-19 causes over a million job losses: National Treasury now estimates that job losses could be between 690 000 and 1.79 million due to the impact of Covid-19 on the SA economy. Initially, in a presentation circulated among members of the Standing Committee on Finance on 30 April, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 1st June 2020:

News in South Africa 1st June: 1. Level 3 of lockdown begins: Level 3 starts today, with almost all of SA’s industries fully opened. But pupils will only return in a week’s time, after government postponed the planned reopening of schools. The Department of Basic Education says, after consulting with the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th May 2020:

News in South Africa 29th May: 1. Lockdown Level 3 regulations: In a media conference on Thursday, she said government measures have at times not fully reached the intended recipients, adding “through collaboration and concerted actions, we will better target our interventions, so that we see a brighter and better South Africa, beyond the virus”. This […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th May 2020:

News in South Africa 28th May: 1. SA banks may weather covid-19 storm: South African banks may be better placed than their European counterparts to weather the Covid-19 storm, but they are not immune to collapsing, the South African Reserve Bank warned on Wednesday. Stress tests performed back in 2018 showed that local banks are […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th May 2020:

News in South Africa 27th May: 1. Diesel rationing in progress: South Africa has implemented diesel rationing, as demand recovered more quickly than expected after a lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus was eased. More than half of South Africa’s refining capacity was shut amid the lockdown, which started March 27, that restricted activity […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 26th May 2020:

News in South Africa 26th May: 1. Mozambique’s first covid-19 death: Mozambique has confirmed its first COVID-19 death, the health ministry on Monday said. The southern African nation, which has documented 209 coronavirus cases, said the fatality was a 13-year-old child with a with a pre-existing medical condition. Meanwhile South Africa’s Covid-19 stats are as […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th May 2020:

News in South Africa 25th May: 1. Level 3 lockdown announced: After nearly 60 days of tough Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a drop to Level 3, bringing a significant easing of measures to combat the deadly pandemic. However, with the easing of restrictions, came a warning from the president: “…the risk of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st May 2020:

News in South Africa 21st May: 1. Coronavirus claims youngest life: The death toll for coronavirus has hit 339, the health department says. The department has recorded the first neonatal mortality related to Covid-19 – a 2-day-old baby that was born prematurely and therefore had lung difficulties. The latest number of confirmed cases as of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th May 2020:

News in South Africa 20th May: 1. Schools to reopen 1 June: The National Coronavirus Command Council and Cabinet have approved the reopening of schools as of 1 June, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced. Motshekga made the announcement on Tuesday during a media briefing where she outlined the state of readiness of schools […]

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