Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th October 2020:

News in South Africa 27th October: 1. Another lockdown impossible: Economists and analysts say that another hard lockdown in South Africa will be an impossible situation – which could lead to ‘state violence’. As second- and third waves of Covid-19 sweep the US, Europe and other parts of the world, with South Africa’s infection rate […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd October 2020:

News in South Africa 23rd October: 1. Covid-19 cases rising: COVID-19 infections across the country are increasing, but in the Western Cape there seems to be some confusion over the rate of the increase. Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said there’s been a 42-percent rise in the province while Premier Alan Winde says it’s less than 20-percent. The Western Cape […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st October 2020:

News in South Africa 21st October: 1. Travel restrictions hitting tourism: The government needs to do away with its high-risk list or so-called ‘red list’ of Covid-19 hotspot countries or face more chaos around international travel into South Africa. That’s the warning from major industry bodies the Tourism Business Council of South African (TBCSA) and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th October 2020:

News in South Africa 13th October: 1. UIF running out of money: In a report released last month, the Auditor-General outlined that Unemployment Insurance Fund’s (UIF’s) Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) payments were made to dead people, children, prisoners as well as foreigners who had no made contributions to the fund for 12 months. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th October 2020:

News in South Africa 12th October: 1. Ramaphosa economic recovery plan: President Cyril Ramphosa has called a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament to outline his plan for “South Africa’s economic reconstruction and recovery plan”. Ramaphosa wrote to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Amos Masondo about his […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th October 2020:

News in South Africa 7th October: 1. Unions strike today: Union federations are expected to strike today, disrupting business and services across all sectors. The unions are protesting government’s failure to honour wage agreements, corruption and looting of state resources, and inadequate protections against Covid-19 in the workplace. Services such as health care and education […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd October 2020:

News in South Africa 2nd October: 1. Sasol to sell 50% of US project: Sasol has agreed to sell a 50% stake in its US base chemicals business to LyondellBasell Industries for $2 billion to help pay down debt. The unit will become a joint venture between the South African company and the US chemicals […]

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Claiming money from UIF: What you need to know:

Claiming money from the UIF: What you need to know:   The coronavirus crisis and lockdown have paralysed businesses and left many in South Africa without an income. Enter the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), which should help those in the formal sector with some form of payment in this time. When a contributing worker becomes […]

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