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 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 11th November 2021:

News in South Africa 11th November: 1. Mid-Term budget speech today: Finance minister Enoch Godongwana will deliver his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) at 14h00 on Thursday (11 November). The MTBPS can be viewed through several channels, including TV services like DStv, news channels, and live-streaming sources like YouTube. You can watch the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th October 2021:

News in South Africa 18th October: 1. Over 20mil vaccinated: On Friday, South Africa breached 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered, with another 154,000 people added to the tally of those fully vaccinated. That makes for some 35% of the adult population at least partially vaccinated. Ignore younger people, both less at risk of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th October 2021:

News in South Africa 13th October: 1. More vaccinations needed to hit targets: Business for South Africa (B4SA) says that South Africa will need to introduce a combination of mandatory vaccine policies and incentives if the country is to meet its national vaccination target in December. Currently, vaccination rates are well below the desired rate […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th October 2021:

News in South Africa 11th October: 1. Digital vaccine certification struggles: South Africa’s digital Covid-19 vaccine certificate system is experiencing teething problems following its launch on Friday. The health department says it will be resending all Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) numbers to assist people who are struggling to access their certificates. The launch of South […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd September 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd September: 1. US approves booster shots: The US has approved the Pfizer vaccine as booster shots for vaccinated individuals. The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, as well as adults at high risk of severe disease and those […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th September 2021:

News in South Africa 14th September: 1. No deaths from vaccine side effects: The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) and the Department of Health (DoH) claimed in a webinar on Monday that no one in South Africa has died as a direct result of receiving a Covid-19 vaccine to date. However, Sahpra says […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th May 2021:

News in South Africa 17th May:  1. Second phase of vaccines: South Africa’s second phase of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout commences today, with government targeting 6.5 million people over the next six months, as well as the remaining 500,000 healthcare workers who were not vaccinated during phase 1. Mkhize was speaking on Sunday ahead of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th April 2021:

News in South Africa 30th April: 1. Municipalities could soon collapse: It’s almost clichéd to say SA’s municipalities are poorly run. Virtually every Ratings Afrika and Auditor-General survey reminds us of this. You see it with your eyes as you venture home over potholed roads, passing the street litter that is left to accumulate until […]

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