Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th September 2023:

News in South Africa 27th September: 1. Government to fail on its promises: South Africa is set to miss all but one of the 2030 development targets its National Planning Commission set just over a decade ago. Of nine targets set in the National Development Plan, ranging from employment to investment, five measures have deteriorated […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd August 2023:

News in South Africa 23rd August: 1. Petrol price spike: Vehicle finance group WesBank says that a weaker rand and rising oil prices are converging to deliver a blow to motorists in September. “As September approaches, the convergence of oil prices and the rand/dollar exchange rate assumes paramount significance in shaping local fuel prices,” the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th April 2022:

News in South Africa 12th April: 1. 2 New omicron variants: Tulio de Oliveira, who runs gene-sequencing institutions in South Africa, says that scientists in the country have discovered two new sublineages of the omicron coronavirus variant. The lineages have been named BA.4 and BA.5, he said by text message and in a series of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st December 2021:

News in South Africa 21st December: 1. Covid – cases drop but deaths rise: South Africa’s daily coronavirus cases almost halved amid a fourth wave of infections fueled by the omicron variant. The country recorded 8,515 new infections in the past 24 hours, data from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases showed Monday. That’s a […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd September 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd September: 1. Delta variant only variant of concern: The World Health Organisation says that the delta variant of Covid-19 has all but wholly replaced most other variants of concern in testes samples across the world, with the alpha, beta and gamma variants only turning up in around one percent of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th September 2021:

1. Elections on schedule: The Constitutional Court has ruled that South Africa’s 2021 elections will go ahead on schedule and should be held no later than 1 November 2021. The commission is expected to make announcements relating to the electoral programme and its readiness today. This has placed the ANC in a difficult position, analysts […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th March 2021:

News in South Africa 5th March: 1. One year of Covid-19 in South Africa: Today marks one year since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in South Africa, with health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize saying that despite difficulties, the country has remained resilient during the pandemic. However, he warned that the pandemic wasn’t something […]

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