Five Newsworthy Things in SA 26th January 2021:

News in South Africa 26th January: 1. Jobs at risk due to lockdown: Nearly 1.4 million formal and informal jobs are at risk in the South African economy, with the current Covid-19 lockdown alert Level 3 restrictions having a direct impact across at least seven sectors: travel, tourism, entertainment, leisure, manufacturing, agriculture, and services not […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st January 2021:

News in South Africa 21st January: 1. Economy needs restrictions reduced: Western Cape premier Alan Winde is offering suggestions how to allow a controlled reopening of the economy under Covid-19 regulations, including a limited resumption of the sale of alcohol. He told the provincial legislature about his concerns for businesses and that he had held […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th January 2021:

News in South Africa 15th January: 1. Calls for Level 5 in hotspots: Health experts have called on Gauteng residents to put themselves voluntarily into lockdown level five, warning that the peak of the second wave was still to come. Experts also called on government to introduce online learning until there’s a clear downward trend […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th January 2021:

News in South Africa 12th January: 1. Schools still to open?: Cyril Ramaphosa offered little clarity on Monday evening on whether schools would open on January 25, as concerns remain about the Covid-19 second wave, hinting that an announcement was imminent. “As schools and other educational institutions prepare to begin the new academic year, there […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th December 2020:

News in South Africa 30th December: 1. Long wait for vaccines: South Africa, which has Africa’s worst recorded coronavirus outbreak, may have to wait months to receive its first vaccines even as other countries race to roll out the shots. The government only expects vaccines that it paid a deposit to secure from the World […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th December 2020:

News in South Africa 15th December: 1. New festive season lockdown restrictions: On Tuesday morning, government gazetted the new regulations for the festive season (until 3 January) that are effective immediately. The new regulations compel all district municipalities to publish on their websites and in the local media information about areas with high infection rates within […]

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