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 26th October 2021:

News in South Africa 26th October: 1. Electricity prices to soar: Eskom has warned that household electricity bills will increase significantly if energy regulator Nersa’s proposals for drastic changes in the way Eskom’s tariffs are determined are accepted. Other stakeholders are equally critical of Nersa’s proposals. Nersa published a discussion paper about its proposals on […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th July 2021:

News in South Africa 29th July: 1. Hospitals and staff overwhelmed: While South Africa may be past the peak of the third wave, hospitals and medical staff are suffering aftershocks as admissions continue to rise. The peak of the wave reflects a topping out of new infections – however, those new cases tend to flood […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th March 2021:

News in South Africa 18th March: 1. Eskom costs keep rising: New research from the CSIR revealed that Eskom produced less electricity in 2020 than it did in 2010, but the cost to produce this electricity has tripled. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently released its annual statistics on power generation in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th October 2020

News in South Africa 16th October: 1. Economic recovery plan questioned: President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed a joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday to present the economic recovery plan for South Africa. He detailed the “fix” for the country exactly seven months after first declaring a national state of disaster. The president summarised the objectives of […]

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