Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th July 2023:

News in South Africa 25th July: 1. Rand makes a comeback: The rand is looking set for a tough week ahead, with US rate hikes likely to weaken the local currency. The rand has been one of the worst-performing major currencies in the world and reached a record high of nearly $20.00/$ in May. The […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th June 2023:

News in South Africa 7th June: 1. Eskom tames load shedding: Power utility Eskom says that recoveries in generation capacity will allow it to suspend load shedding every day until the evening peak. The group said that load shedding will be suspended between midnight and 16h00 on Tuesday (6 June), followed by stage 3 load […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th September 2022:

News in South Africa 15th September: 1. 8.5mil vaccines to be destroyed: The government plans to destroy 8.5 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by pharmaceutical company Pfizer at the end of October. This, some experts said, casted a damning spotlight on how South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign had missed the mark. The situation […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th December 2021:

News in South Africa 24th December: 1. Vaccine boosters approved: The Department of Health has approved the implementation of Covid-19 vaccine booster doses for those who have received their initial series of Johnson and Johnson or Pfizer vaccines. In a WhatsApp statement released by the department, it outlined the rollout as follows: From¬†24 December 2021, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th November 2021:

News in South Africa 17th November: 1. Sasria to pay our R32b for unrest: The South African Special Risk Insurance Association (Sasria) expects to pay out R32 billion to all claimants affected by the unrest that took place in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng in July. The riots insurer together with its agent companies has […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th September 2021:

News in South Africa 29th September: 1. Political gains over pandemic: Ministerial Advisory Committee insiders have expressed disappointment at the recent handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, saying that politics is now taking centre stage and is the main driving force behind how the regulations are being handled. Laws have been introduced under […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th July 2021:

News in South Africa 30th July: 1. Vaccine rollout gains momentum: South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is gaining momentum as it opens to younger age groups. A third of the country’s total jabs have been administered in the past two weeks alone. South Africa’s vaccination rollout got off to a shaky start due to procurement […]

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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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