Five Newsworthy Things in SA 26th October 2020:

News in South Africa 26th October: 1. Mid-term budget on Wednesday: Mboweni will present the government’s revised spending framework for the next three years on Wednesday, four months after a supplementary budget that was unveiled to reallocate funds to help pay for a R500 billion stimulus package announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Finance Minister Tito […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd October 2020:

News in South Africa 23rd October: 1. Covid-19 cases rising: COVID-19 infections across the country are increasing, but in the Western Cape there seems to be some confusion over the rate of the increase. Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said there’s been a 42-percent rise in the province while Premier Alan Winde says it’s less than 20-percent. The Western Cape […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd October 2020:

News in South Africa 22nd October: 1. Civil groups demand end to lockdown: Public participation group Dear South Africa has asked Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to provide the evidence that supported her decision to extend the lockdown earlier this month or prepare for an urgent court date. In a letter delivered […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th October 2020:

News in South Africa 20th October: 1. Eskom growing debt ignored: Three plans finalised in recent weeks that seek to revive SA’s weak economy have sidestepped a crucial Eskom matter: how to reduce the power utility’s crippling debt that is approaching R500-billion. The plans – all drafted with feedback from the government, business, labour, and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th October 2020:

News in South Africa 15th October: 1. Economic recovery plan today: President Cyril Ramaphosa will today outline his economic recovery plan to pull South Africa out of the pits of the Covid-19 lockdown. The plan is the result of extensive deliberation between government and its social partners, including business and labour. He will present the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th October 2020:

News in South Africa 6th October: 1. Health department under scrutiny: The Gauteng government is facing increasing scrutiny over its health infrastructure spend. The pressure is such that Premier David Makhura is reported to be planning a press conference on Thursday 8 October at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to provide “a comprehensive update of all […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th October 2020:

News in South Africa 5th October: 1. Cosatu to strike from Wednesday: As the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) prepares to lead protests against corruption and other issues across the country this week, its leaders have dismissed suggestions that the action will be detrimental to the economy. Between April and June, 2.2 million South Africans […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th September 2020:

News in South Africa 25th September: 1. National Lottery corruption charges: South Africa’s lottery regulator, the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), has been facing down a slew of allegations of mismanagement and corruption. The commission finally released lists of its beneficiaries under sustained pressure, after first fighting the move. In July, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse […]

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