Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th September 2021:

News in South Africa 27th September: 1. Finally out of third wave: South Africa has exited the third wave of Covid-19 according to experts, with the country recording an average of 2,000 new cases per day last week – a 40% decline in cases from the week before. According to senior researcher at the CSIR, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st September 2021:

News in South Africa 21st September: 1. UK red list questioned: South Africa’s continued presence on the UK’s red list for travel has been questioned by several experts and business leaders, saying it makes no sense. According to the UK High Commission in Pretoria, the country is being kept on the red list over concerns […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th September 2021:

News in South Africa 16h September: 1. Leaving state of disaster: President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will need to meet certain requirements before the country’s state of disaster regulations can be lifted. The president said that the state of disaster will only be lifted if the appropriate Covid-19 prevention regulations are in place in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th August 2021:

News in South Africa 27th August: 1. Anti-vaxxers putting lives at risk: Western Cape provincial health minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo has lashed out at anti-vaxxers, saying non-expert medical opinions about the Covid-19 vaccines are putting lives at risk by spreading misinformation. She said that vaccination efforts are being undermined by those who believe their opinions […]

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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 28th July 2021:

News in South Africa 28th July: 1. Retrieval of loot underway: The SAPS, aided by the SANDF, has embarked on a retrieval operation in townships, seeking out looted products and goods. However, the constitutionality of their actions is being questioned. The police are demanding receipts for anything from appliances and clothing to alcohol – and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th July 2021:

News in South Africa 7th July: 1. PPE corruption investigations halted: Briefings on investigations into various cases of PPE corruption and other Covid-related contracts had to be put on hold this week. The report on the health department’s dodgy R150-million Digital Vibes tender, which benefited Health Minister Zweli Mkhize but then got him put on special leave, […]

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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 8th June 2021:

News in South Africa 8th June: 1. Boost to vaccine rollout: South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is gathering momentum but is still far behind target. In a bid to increase daily vaccination rates, the department of health is considering transport subsidies, expanding sites to welfare collection points, and offering free Panados to people who have […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th June 2021:

News in South Africa 4th June: 1. Vaccine rollout hits 1mil mark: South Africa’s vaccine rollout has passed an important milestone by reaching more than one million people at the start of June. As the daily number of doses administered picked up – after a dismally low levels between February and May – the health […]

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