Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th July 2022:

News in South Africa 27th July: 1. Ramaphosa’s Eskom solutions: Eskom will on an urgent basis in the next three months accelerate efforts to add new generation capacity to its faltering grid. The intervention was among a raft of energy security plans for the country announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa during an address to the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th May 2022:

News in South Africa 17th May: 1. Retrenchment and vaccination: Long-standing precedents mean someone who refused a Covid-19 vaccine can be fairly retrenched without being paid any severance, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ruled. In fact, it would not be fair to expect retrenchment pay, the CCMA said. The recent ruling came […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th March 2022:

News in South Africa 30th March: 1. Covid-19 deaths under-reported: The national Department of Health, in what appears to be a significant departure from its previous position, admitted this week that government may be under-reporting deaths from Covid-19.  Previously, the department was apparently dismissive of compelling research that showed significant excess deaths – a higher […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd December 2021:

News in South Africa 3rd December: 1. Vaccines mandatory from next year: South Africa, which is contending with a massive upsurge in coronavirus infections following the onset of the omicron variant, is readying a mandatory vaccine policy and is set to implement it early next year, a senior labor union official said. Broad agreement has […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th June 2021:

News in South Africa 24th June: 1. Gauteng infections and deaths climbing: Gauteng had 10,806 new cases of the coronavirus detected in the province in the previous 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced on Wednesday night, setting a new one-day provincial record. Six out of every ten cases detected were in Gauteng. But […]

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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 26th January 2021:

News in South Africa 26th January: 1. Jobs at risk due to lockdown: Nearly 1.4 million formal and informal jobs are at risk in the South African economy, with the current Covid-19 lockdown alert Level 3 restrictions having a direct impact across at least seven sectors: travel, tourism, entertainment, leisure, manufacturing, agriculture, and services not […]

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