Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th November 2020:

News in South Africa 24th November: 1. Second matric paper leaked: The tutor who blew the whistle on the leak of physical sciences paper 2 erased the tweet on Monday after receiving calls from angry pupils fearing they would have to rewrite it. The tutor received a screenshot of the question paper at 8.17am on […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd November 2020:

News in South Africa 23rd November: 1. Nelson Mandela Bay hospitals overfilled: Government says reckless behaviour has led to hospital beds being fully occupied in Nelson Mandela Bay. A resurgence of COVID-19 infections in the metro has resulted in increased deaths. The metro has put preventative measures in place, but residents are simply ignoring them. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th November 2020:

News in South Africa 20th November: 1. SABC suspends retrenchments: The SABC board has suspended its retrenchment process for one week, a spokesperson announced on Thursday. “The board of the SABC would like to announce that it will suspend the [Section 189] process for a period of seven days. This will allow all stakeholders to […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th November 2020:

News in South Africa 18th November: 1. Courts rule against Santam: The Western Cape High Court has ruled in favour of Ma-Afrika Hotels and Stellenbosch Kitchen in the high-profile Covid-19 business interruption claims battle against JSE-listed insurance giant Santam. In a resounding judgment handed down on Tuesday afternoon, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer was ordered […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 9th November 2020:

News in South Africa 9th November: 1. Construction sector shortage: Critical shortages of building and construction materials, including cement, steel, bricks and timber, are suffocating the sector’s recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown and diminishing its impact on the recovery of the economy. David Metelerkamp, senior economist at construction market intelligence firm Industry Insight, said the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd November 2020:

News in South Africa 3rd November: 1. We can learn from Europe 2nd wave: South African scientists are concerned about how rapidly the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading in Europe, noticing similarities in the factors driving a second wave. Several countries have gone into yet another lockdown to stop the spread of the virus like in Austria, Belgium, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd November 2020:

News in South Africa 2nd November: 1. Nelson Mandela Bay Lockdown: From 700 active coronavirus cases on 23 October, the Nelson Mandela Bay metro surpassed 2,000 active cases on Sunday 1 November as health officials claim that there was mass non-compliance with lockdown regulations in the city. Hospital admissions in the province also increased sharply. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th October 2020:

News in South Africa 28th October: 1. D-Day for mid-term budget: The medium-term budget will be announced this afternoon, and all eyes will be on government’s plans to deal with the public wage bill, its ballooning debt, and its struggling state-owned enterprises – particularly SAA. As at the latest Budget in June 2020, the Treasury estimated […]

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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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