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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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th August 2021:

News in South Africa 17th August: 1. Discussion over opening up vaccinations: Opening up vaccination for over 18s by the end of this week is expected to be on the agenda of the National Coronavirus Command Council’s (NCCC) expected meeting today amid lagging numbers of people getting jabs. This follows statements from new health minister […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th August 2021:

News in South Africa 5th August: 1. Nationwide strike averted: A general strike in the public sector, which could have shut down state hospitals, schools, and police stations, has been averted but possible industrial action might be in the offing in SA’s engineering and steel industry. A strike in the engineering and steel industry, which […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th August 2021:

News in South Africa 4th August: 1. Schools completely looted: Schools across Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) were looted and damaged during the recent bout of civil unrest, piling more pressure onto the education sector which has already been hurt by Covid-19 and associated lockdowns. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on education in South […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd August 2021:

News in South Africa 3rd August: 1. Social distance confusion in schools: There is widespread confusion among primary schools over the newly announced social distancing protocols, which suggest that pupils be kept at least 1 metre apart in classrooms, as they return to full-time learning. The protocol was hastily changed over the weekend, as schools […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd August 2021:

News in South Africa 2nd August: 1. Primary schools back in action: Primary schooling is expected to take a step closer to normality as thousands of pupils will return to class on a daily basis from Monday. The decision to allow full attendance of pupils from grades R to 7, as well as learners attending […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd July 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd July: 1. More vaccinations through medical aid: The latest data on South Africa’s vaccine rollout shows that more people with medical aid are getting the vaccine than those without – with 18% of medical aid members already receiving the shot, versus 6% of those without. The department says this is […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd June 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd June: 1. Gauteng lockdown to get stricter: Premier David Makhura on Monday said he was open “to exploring” putting Gauteng under stricter lockdown if need be. “Gauteng is burning, and the province doesn’t want to send out a message that everything is OK,” Makhura warned on Monday.   He was […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd June 2021:

News in South Africa 2nd June: 1. Unemployment rate record high: The statisticians conclude that the unemployment rate in SA is still climbing and that according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) has reached the highest level since the introduction of the survey in 2008. The official unemployment rate increased to 32.6% in the […]

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