Five Newsworthy Things in SA 9th June 2023:

News in South Africa 9th June: 1. South Africa risks losing R613 billion: South Africa stands to lose as much as $32.4 billion in export revenue, almost a 10th of its gross domestic product, should some of its main trading partners retaliate against its unwillingness to take a stance against Russia’s war in Ukraine. “Together, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th September 2022:

News in South Africa 6th September: 1. Cost of living crisis: The South African government is debating the merits of introducing another relief package for citizens hard-hit by the recent economic turmoil in the country. The country is facing a cost of living crisis, which has already led to unrest and protest action. Cabinet began […]

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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 14th October 2021:

News in South Africa 14th October: 1. State of disaster continues: South Africa will remain in a national state of disaster on Covid-19 until at least 15 November 2021, co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced on Wednesday, except in the unlikely event that it is cancelled early. That state of disaster was first […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th March 2021:

News in South Africa 8th March: 1. ETC corruption allegations: Police reports and documents provided to the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) have brought grave allegations against Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) and its parent company, Kapsch TrafficCom. Among the allegations are that ETC, with full knowledge of Kapsch, made payments totalling R10 million over three years […]

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