Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th October 2023:

News in South Africa 27th October: 1. Warning signs for inflation: Producer price inflation (PPI) has grown, spelling bad news for South African consumers at the tills. According to Stats SA, September’s headline PPI increased from 4.3% in August to 5.1% in September – slightly worse than the Bloomberg consensus of 5.0%. The main contributors […]

Read more
Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd August 2022:

News in South Africa 3rd August: 1. Tough economic times: The South African economy, like many others around the world, has had a ‘bumpy’ start to 2022. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, volatility in international financial markets, inflationary pressures and so on have caused an economic environment that threatens to spill over into a global […]

Read more
Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th April 2022:

News in South Africa 12th April: 1. 2 New omicron variants: Tulio de Oliveira, who runs gene-sequencing institutions in South Africa, says that scientists in the country have discovered two new sublineages of the omicron coronavirus variant. The lineages have been named BA.4 and BA.5, he said by text message and in a series of […]

Read more
Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th May 2021:

News in South Africa 7th May: 1. Comprehensive vaccine plan: President Cyril Ramaphosa said that nearly 3,500 vaccination sites had already been accredited and that the logistics for a comprehensive roll-out campaign were in place. The government aims to vaccinate 67% of the population – more than 40 million adults – by the end of […]

Read more