Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th December 2021:

News in South Africa 8th December: 1. Mandatory vaccines debated: The debate around mandatory vaccinations is polarising citizens and businesses alike, with a growing number of people, groups and organisations voicing their support or opposition to the policies. The National Economic Development and Labour Council has come out in support of the mandates, joining business […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th November 2021:

News in South Africa 18th November: 1. Fourth Covid wave inevitable: South Africa, which has the most confirmed coronavirus cases on the continent, will likely be hit by a fourth wave of infections but its impact probably won’t be as severe as during earlier surges, new modelling prepared for the government shows. Sero-prevalence surveys and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th November 2021:

News in South Africa 16th November: 1. Growing debt problems: The latest debt index from DebtBusters shows that South African consumers are falling further into financial trouble as people turn to unsecured credit to supplement their paycheques. The group’s third-quarter enquiries show that debt counselling increased by 17% compared to a year ago. Many consumers […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st October 2021:

News in South Africa 21st October: 1. Covid-19 cases reach 17-month lows: South Africa’s new daily confirmed Covid-19 cases – measured as a rolling 7-day average – has dropped to levels last seen in May 2020, before the country experienced its first wave of infection. South Africa has recorded a daily average of 637 new Covid-19 […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th September 2021:

News in South Africa 30th September: 1. State of disaster continues: If it were up to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the state of disaster would be lifted today. “I would like to see the state of disaster ending as soon as possible, but the science tells us otherwise and that is why we still have a […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th September 2021:

News in South Africa 27th September: 1. Finally out of third wave: South Africa has exited the third wave of Covid-19 according to experts, with the country recording an average of 2,000 new cases per day last week – a 40% decline in cases from the week before. According to senior researcher at the CSIR, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th June 2021:

News in South Africa 8th June: 1. Boost to vaccine rollout: South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is gathering momentum but is still far behind target. In a bid to increase daily vaccination rates, the department of health is considering transport subsidies, expanding sites to welfare collection points, and offering free Panados to people who have […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd June 2021:

News in South Africa 3rd June: 1. Infections approaching 6000: South Africa recorded 5 782 new Covid-19 infections by Wednesday and 110 new Covid-19-related deaths, taking the official death toll to 56 711. According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, as of Wednesday, the country recorded a total of 1 675 013 confirmed Covid-19 cases. He […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th March 2021:

News in South Africa 19th March: 1. Third wave could lead to credit downgrade: South Africa’s finance minister said on Thursday that a third wave of the coronavirus could destabilise the government’s efforts to control its finances and avoid a further downgrade of the country’s sovereign rating. Two of the top three rating agencies – […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th March 2021:

News in South Africa 5th March: 1. One year of Covid-19 in South Africa: Today marks one year since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in South Africa, with health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize saying that despite difficulties, the country has remained resilient during the pandemic. However, he warned that the pandemic wasn’t something […]

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