Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th August 2022:

News in South Africa 15th August: 1. JHB School fees could soar: The City of Johannesburg’s sudden decision to reclassify school properties, thereby raising payable rates eight-fold, will have a devastating impact on pupils in the metro, according to organisations challenging the change. Every year, the Gauteng Department of Education is faced with a scramble […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th April 2022:

News in South Africa 11th April: 1. Global recession on the cards?: Could the world be headed for another recession? Just as the global economy is bouncing back from the Covid-19 pandemic, a growing list of risks is clouding the economic outlook – although most economists still believe a recession this year is relatively unlikely. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th January 2022:

News in South Africa 20th January: 1. Vape industry targeted: National Treasury published a discussion paper on the intended taxation of electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems – vaping products – on December 15 last year, following the heads-up given by the Minister of Finance in the 2021 February Budget. The government had signalled its intention to start […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th January 2022:

News in South Africa 11th January: 1. Schooling in 2022 discussed: Representatives of SA’s five teacher unions will be meeting Wits University vaccinology professor Shabir Madhi on Friday to get an update on the Covid-19 pandemic and the implications for schooling. This comes as schools in inland provinces — Gauteng, the Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga […]

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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 4th November 2021:

News in South Africa 4th November: 1. Food prices continue to climb: Times are tough and are getting increasingly more difficult for consumers in South Africa. Petrol prices are rising almost on a monthly basis, often above inflation – and to a record high on Wednesday – while food prices continue to climb and Eskom […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th October 2021:

News in South Africa 27th October: 1. Short supply knocks alcohol industry: After suffering deep financial losses due to the government’s Covid-19 lockdown and alcohol bans, liquor producers and retailers now have to contend with supply shortages and shipment delays ahead of the festive season. Savanna maker Distell is hard at work to ensure that […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th October 2021:

News in South Africa 19th October: 1. School vaccination drive: Gauteng premier David Makhura says his government is working on a programme that will allow children to be vaccinated at schools. “We are going to use the schools as sites for vaccination. We are urging parents to consent. We don’t want to work against parents,” […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 31st August 2021:

News in South Africa 31st August: 1. New Covid variant in SA: Researchers are investigating a new variant with multiple mutations in South Africa. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported the identification of a potential variant of interest called C.1.2. The NICD said that the lineage was first found in the country […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th August 2021:

News in South Africa 18th August: 1. Covid one of the biggest killers in SA: An estimated 220,000 people may have died from Covid-19 in South Africa, statistics suggest, but as of Tuesday the official death toll – from confirmed coronavirus infections that ended in death – is 77,440. That now makes Covid-19 both a bigger killer […]

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