Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th May 2021:

News in South Africa 7th May: 1. Comprehensive vaccine plan: President Cyril Ramaphosa said that nearly 3,500 vaccination sites had already been accredited and that the logistics for a comprehensive roll-out campaign were in place. The government aims to vaccinate 67% of the population – more than 40 million adults – by the end of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th March 2021:

News in South Africa 25th March: 1. Repo rate decision today: The Reserve Bank is expected to make a rates announcement today, with expectations that rates will be held at current levels of 3.5%. Yesterday, CPI inflation for February came in at 2.9% – below the bank’s target zone, and the lowest rate since June […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd March 2021:

News in South Africa 3rd March: 1. JHB road plant down for over 5 months: The Johannesburg Roads Agency’s R50m asphalt plant ‘has been down for over five months’. The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), an entity within the City of Joburg, is currently unable to produce asphalt at a R50 million plant it acquired in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th February 2021:

News in South Africa 25th February: 1. Budget speech – response largely positive: he response to National Treasury’s 2021 budget has been broadly positive, with analysts praising the finance minister for sticking to his guns on cutting spending, while dropping plans to raise more taxes. However, it has not been without controversy, particularly from the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd December 2020:

News in South Africa 2nd December: 1. Localised restriction for Western Cape: The provincial government in the Western Cape is seeking legal advice, over localised restrictions, as the province records a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Stricter COVID-19 regulations are expected to be announced this week. New infections are outpacing all attempts to control it. There are […]

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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 16th October 2020

News in South Africa 16th October: 1. Economic recovery plan questioned: President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed a joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday to present the economic recovery plan for South Africa. He detailed the “fix” for the country exactly seven months after first declaring a national state of disaster. The president summarised the objectives of […]

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