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 23rd November 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd November: 1. Fourth Covid wave creeping in: Wits University vaccinologist Prof Shabir Madhi says that South Africa is in the early stages of a Covid-19 resurgence and warns that the fourth wave of infections will likely hit different parts of the country at different times. The fourth wave is starting, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd November 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd November: 1. Vaccine certificates for local use only: It will take some time before South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination certificates can be available for use abroad. That’s the word from Acting Director-General at the health department, Dr Nicholas Crisp. This follows complaints from some people that their certificates aren’t accepted in certain countries […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th November 2021:

News in South Africa 17th November: 1. Sasria to pay our R32b for unrest: The South African Special Risk Insurance Association (Sasria) expects to pay out R32 billion to all claimants affected by the unrest that took place in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng in July. The riots insurer together with its agent companies has […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th November 2021:

News in South Africa 11th November: 1. Mid-Term budget speech today: Finance minister Enoch Godongwana will deliver his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) at 14h00 on Thursday (11 November). The MTBPS can be viewed through several channels, including TV services like DStv, news channels, and live-streaming sources like YouTube. You can watch the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th November 2021:

News in South Africa 8th November: 1. Load shedding crisis: South Africa’s load shedding crisis could escalate as Eskom’s relationship with service providers, Tenova Mining and Minerals SA, has reportedly soured to the point that critical work at the Kusile power stations has stopped. A contractual dispute with Eskom has reportedly led to work on […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th November 2021:

News in South Africa 5th November: 1. ANC gets 46% in local elections: South Africa entered new political territory on Thursday as most voters turned against the ANC for the first time in the democratic era. The ANC suffered a historic loss, ending the elections with 46% of the vote, followed by the DA with […]

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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 3rd November 2021:

News in South Africa 3rd November: 1. Load shedding causing mass job loss: The ongoing power cuts in South Africa are expected to result in the shedding of at least 350 000 jobs, despite projections of 3.9% economic growth for 2021. This is according to a research report by accounting firm PwC, which notes that the return […]

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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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