Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th August 2022:

News in South Africa 18th August: 1. Latest debt index and stagnant incomes: Most South Africans have 34% less purchasing power in 2022 compared to 2016 because of stagnant incomes and cumulative inflation growth, according to the latest Debt Index. South Africans, especially the middle class, are suffering from stagnant incomes, which aren’t able to […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th July 2022:

News in South Africa 6th July: 1. Rand at same level as Covid peak: On Tuesday, the rand slumped to its weakest level against the dollar since 2020 as global investors took fright. In early evening trading, the rand was trading at R16.58/$, more than a percent weaker than on Monday. The rand was stronger […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th May 2022:

News in South Africa 12th May: 1. Health sector understaffed: The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says that the government is setting up the country’s healthcare sector to fail by not hiring or training enough doctors or nurses and other healthcare professionals. Responding to comments made by health minister Joe Phaahla this week that the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th April 2022:

News in South Africa 13th April: 1. Floods ravage KZN: On Monday, 11 April, more than a fifth of a metre of rain fell at Mbazwana, in north KwaZulu-Natal just about 100km south of the Mozambique border, according to preliminary data from the SA Weather Service’s observation station there.  The 206.4mm of rain measured at […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th December 2021:

News in South Africa 20th December: 1. Travel hindered by Omicron: With Covid-19 cases on the rise in many parts of the world and the new Omicron variant spreading quickly, holiday travel suddenly seems a lot more complicated than it did a few months ago. The good news is that early data suggest vaccines still […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 9th December 2021:

News in South Africa 9th December: 1. Infection rate accelerating: On Wednesday, South Africa’s fourth wave of coronavirus infections overtook the peak of the first wave, as the Omicron variant spreads far and fast. The 19,842 new cases added to the national tally on Wednesday is the highest one-day number since July this year, when […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd December 2021:

News in South Africa 3rd December: 1. Vaccines mandatory from next year: South Africa, which is contending with a massive upsurge in coronavirus infections following the onset of the omicron variant, is readying a mandatory vaccine policy and is set to implement it early next year, a senior labor union official said. Broad agreement has […]

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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 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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