Five Newsworthy Things in SA 31st August 2023:

News in South Africa 31st August: 1. Rand falls after record budget deficit: The rand dropped, underperforming most emerging-market peers, and yields on South African local-currency bonds rose after data showed the government ran a record budget deficit in July. The rand weakened as much as 0.8% against the dollar after National Treasury figures showed […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th November 2022:

News in South Africa 16th November: 1. Roadblocks ramp up: The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has warned drivers in South Africa that policing efforts are being ramped up on the country’s roads ahead of the festive season. The group said that motorists who intend to travel for the festive season holidays need to start […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th August 2021:

News in South Africa 17th August: 1. Discussion over opening up vaccinations: Opening up vaccination for over 18s by the end of this week is expected to be on the agenda of the National Coronavirus Command Council’s (NCCC) expected meeting today amid lagging numbers of people getting jabs. This follows statements from new health minister […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th January 2020:

News in South Africa 4th January: 1. Government aims for herd immunity: At least 67% of South Africans will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure herd immunity, health minister Zweli Mkhize has announced during a public briefing. On Sunday, Mkhize unveiled the government’s strategy to secure vaccines and roll them out to two-thirds […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st October 2020:

News in South Africa 21st October: 1. Travel restrictions hitting tourism: The government needs to do away with its high-risk list or so-called ‘red list’ of Covid-19 hotspot countries or face more chaos around international travel into South Africa. That’s the warning from major industry bodies the Tourism Business Council of South African (TBCSA) and […]

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