Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th August 2022:

News in South Africa 16th August: 1. New border laws: The Department of Home Affairs has announced the commencement of South Africa’s new border management laws, which take effect this week. The Border Management Authority (BMA) Act has taken effect from Monday, 15 August, with most sections commencing, according to Home Affairs minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd December 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd December: 1. Over the peak of fourth wave: South Africa has crested the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections driven by the spread of the omicron variant. CSIR researcher Ridhwaan Suliman said that the country passed the peak in about half the number of days it took to get past previous waves. South […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th January 2021:

News in South Africa 15th January: 1. Calls for Level 5 in hotspots: Health experts have called on Gauteng residents to put themselves voluntarily into lockdown level five, warning that the peak of the second wave was still to come. Experts also called on government to introduce online learning until there’s a clear downward trend […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th January 2021:

News in South Africa 14th January: 1. Wasteful expenditure in hospitals: Investigations are raising questions around possible wasteful spending or corrupt spending regarding Gauteng’s field hospitals and building capacity for Covid-19 patients – which has simply not materialised. Gauteng Premier David Makhura has reported that since June 2020 Gauteng has created 2,419 new critical-care and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th January 2021:

News in South Africa 8th January: 1. Oxford-AstraZenica delivery vaccines: As the country recorded yet another “grim milestone” on Wednesday night – 21 832 new Covid-19 infections – the highest daily increase to date, there is finally a glimmer of hope at the end of the tunnel for exhausted and mentally strained healthcare workers. Health […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th January 2020:

News in South Africa 5th January: 1. Lesotho borders temporarily closed: SA temporarily closed border gates with Lesotho at Ficksburg because it could not handle the number of people who wanted to cross. At the Beitbridge border post with Zimbabwe, health minister Zweli Mkhize spoke about large numbers of fake coronavirus test results being presented. Home […]

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