Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th April 2021:

News in South Africa 29th April: 1. Vaccination rollout started: South Africa’s Sisonke vaccination programme restarted without issues on Wednesday. 3 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines are expected to arrive in the country over the next two months, with phase 2 of the rollout starting around the middle of May. 95 vaccination sites are gearing […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th April 2021:

News in South Africa 28th April: 1. Outbreaks of Covid increasing: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday said there were several COVID-19 cluster outbreaks in mines, schools and townships in three provinces, which health experts were monitoring closely. The Northern Cape, the Free State and the North West have recorded a significant spike in daily new coronavirus infection […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 26th April 2021:

News in South Africa 26th April: 1. Covid vaccine rollout continues: The Johnson & Johnson Sisonke vaccination programme will resume this Wednesday. In the US it was found that 6 women, out of 6 million people given the shot, developed blood clotting as a side-effect. This led to a pause of the vaccine in the US, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd April 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd April: 1. Union vs govt war possibility: As unions wait for government to respond to public wage demands today, there is a view from leaders that a ‘war’ with government is unavoidable at this stage. The union said it’s left confused as to why Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu would […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd April 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd April: 1. Renewed surge of infections globally: The renewed surge in Covid-19 infections is threatening to further divide the world economy between the rich and poor, potentially damaging overall global growth if the fresh outbreaks spread or if key sources of demand falter. More people were diagnosed with Covid-19 last […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st April 2021:

News in South Africa 21st April: 1. Cape Town fires incur massive losses: The University of Cape Town (UCT) is without doubt the greatest victim of the Rhodes Memorial fire, though all staff and students escaped without harm. Western Cape government spokesperson James-Brent Styan said on Tuesday that six buildings on the UCT campus were […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th April 2021:

News in South Africa 20th April: 1. Home Affairs document backlog: Home Affairs is hoping to extend its working hours into the weekend in order to deal with backlogs. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says negotiations are continuing with worker unions to create weekend shifts. Strides have been made, but the department is still plagued […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th April 2021:

News in South Africa 19th April: 1. Restart of J&J rollout needed: Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has been urged to restart the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine rollout, with the local health regulator Sahpra saying that there are no significant risks with the vaccine. Parliament’s Health Portfolio Committee chair, Sibongiseni Dhlomo, is urging health Minister […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th April 2021:

News in South Africa 16th April: 1. System up for 2nd phase of vaccine rollout: Health minster Dr Zweli Mkhize has launched the Electronic Vaccination Data System for the second phase of the vaccine rollout, which is expected to start in May. The country is expecting 30 million Pfizer doses, with the first batch expected […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th April 2021:

News in South Africa 15th April: 1. National state of disaster extended: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has announced the extension of South Africa’s national state of disaster by a further month. In a gazette published on Wednesday (14 April), Dlamini-Zuma said that the state of disaster will now continue until […]

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