Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th June 2022:

News in South Africa 28th June: 1. Eskom protest progress: Eskom has put its plans in motion to end protests that have disrupted its operations and break the deadlock at its wage talks – however, unions are pushing for intervention from public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan. Historically, an intervention from the minister worked in unions’ […]

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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 12th November 2021:

News in South Africa 12th November: 1. Budget speech receives mixed reviews: Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) has received mixed reaction, with some opposition parties welcoming his stance on government spending. Tabling his statement, Godongwana said that consolidated government spending was expected to increase over three years. But he announced no […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th August 2021:

News in South Africa 19th August: 1. Covid cases spike in KZN: KwaZulu Natal is experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases, which experts say comes from super spreader events in the province – more specifically, the unrest and violent riots that took place in July. We can expect a further increase in COVID-19 case numbers […]

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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 17th June 2021:

News in South Africa 17th June: 1. New Lockdown regulations: President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa’s lockdown regulations will be tightened as the country grapples with a third Covid-19 wave. In a national address on Tuesday evening (15 June), the president said that the country will move to a level 3 lockdown from […]

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