Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th November 2021:

News in South Africa 30th November: 1. Mandatory vaccines coming: As the government moves to consult and investigate vaccine mandates amid calls from businesses and other groups that they are implemented as soon as possible, legal opinions are coming around how viable such mandates could be in the eyes of the law. Legal experts believe […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th November 2021:

News in South Africa 29th November: 1. SA stays on Alert level 1: South Africa to remain on Alert Level 1 – but ‘every one of us needs to get vaccinated’ Vaccination is by far the most important way to protect yourself and those around you against the Omicron variant, to reduce the impact of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th November 2021:

News in South Africa 25th November: 1. Covid infections spiking: South Africa has reported a continued increase in Covid-19 cases over the last week, raising concerns of a possible fourth wave of infections. On Wednesday (24 November), 1,275 new cases were reported – the highest daily increase since the start of October. A total of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th November 2021:

News in South Africa 24th November: 1. Liquor traders plead for no alcohol ban:  Liquor traders are pleading with the government not to act hastily in dealing with the fourth COVID-19 wave. They fear the imposition of further alcohol bans will hurt players in the sector. Having been slammed with several outright bans on alcohol […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd November 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd November: 1. Fourth Covid wave creeping in: Wits University vaccinologist Prof Shabir Madhi says that South Africa is in the early stages of a Covid-19 resurgence and warns that the fourth wave of infections will likely hit different parts of the country at different times. The fourth wave is starting, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd November 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd November: 1. Vaccine certificates for local use only: It will take some time before South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination certificates can be available for use abroad. That’s the word from Acting Director-General at the health department, Dr Nicholas Crisp. This follows complaints from some people that their certificates aren’t accepted in certain countries […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th November 2021:

News in South Africa 18th November: 1. Fourth Covid wave inevitable: South Africa, which has the most confirmed coronavirus cases on the continent, will likely be hit by a fourth wave of infections but its impact probably won’t be as severe as during earlier surges, new modelling prepared for the government shows. Sero-prevalence surveys and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th November 2021:

News in South Africa 16th November: 1. Growing debt problems: The latest debt index from DebtBusters shows that South African consumers are falling further into financial trouble as people turn to unsecured credit to supplement their paycheques. The group’s third-quarter enquiries show that debt counselling increased by 17% compared to a year ago. Many consumers […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th November 2021:

News in South Africa 15th November: 1. 54-Hour JHB water shut down: Many Gauteng residents are bracing for water supply disruptions on Monday as Rand Water implements its 54-hour shutdown. Water disruptions can be expected from Monday morning and residents will probably notice a difference if they live in the City of Johannesburg, Rand West, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th November 2021:

News in South Africa 12th November: 1. Budget speech receives mixed reviews: Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) has received mixed reaction, with some opposition parties welcoming his stance on government spending. Tabling his statement, Godongwana said that consolidated government spending was expected to increase over three years. But he announced no […]

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