Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th September 2023:

News in South Africa 13th September: 1. Stage 6 load shedding: South African electricity outages remain at record levels despite the state power utility burning through vast quantities of diesel to bolster output. Eskom said Tuesday that Stage 6 power cuts, whereby 6,000 megawatts of capacity is removed from the grid to prevent a total […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th August 2023:

News in South Africa 16th August: 1. Unemployment concerns: Despite a slight drop in the unemployment rate economists still believe that far too many people in South Africa remain unemployed. On Tuesday, Statistics South Africa released the second Quarter Labour Force Survey for the period starting from 1 April to the end of June 2023. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th February 2023:

News in South Africa 15th February: 1. Inquiry into food prices launched: The Department of Trade and Industry and Competition has gazetted the terms of reference for a wide-reaching market inquiry related to the fresh produce market in South Africa, including prices. The inquiry, conducted by the Competition Commission, will investigate market conditions all along […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th March 2022:

News in South Africa 28th March: 1. Costs of living soaring: The costs of the Ukraine war have started to hit closer to home in South Africa. Workers are spending more on transport, food and electricity to make it through the month. Spiralling international oil prices, largely on the back of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, have […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th February 2021:

News in South Africa 18th February: 1. Politicians can’t get vaccines first: The health department’s hopes of having dozens of politicians receive early Covid-19 vaccinations to shore up public confidence in the jab have been dealt a blow after the medicines regulator turned down its request to include them in the first phase of the […]

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