Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th December 2023:

News in South Africa 20th December: 1. 20 Durban beaches open: As thousands of holidaymakers are expected to descend on Durban shores for the festive season, eThekwini Municipality Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has assured visitors and residents that the city’s beaches are safe for swimming. Kaunda gave his assurance as he officially reopened the iconic uMhlanga […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th December 2023:

News in South Africa 18th December: 1. Meat is back on the menu: Despite food price inflation remaining well outside the Reserve Bank’s headline inflation target range of 3%-6%, meat prices in South Africa are continuing their downward trend. This is according to the latest food inflation brief from the Bureau for Food and Agricultural […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th December 2023:

News in South Africa 12th December: 1. NHI means more tax and less benefits: The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill last week got the nod from the National Council of Provinces and has now been plonked in the lap of President Cyril Ramaphosa. Other than expropriation without compensation, few statutory artefacts have elicited such exasperation from those […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 31st October 2023:

News in South Africa 31st October: 1. Election clean up: South Africans should use next year’s elections to vote out “useless” politicians who have failed to prioritise jobs and drive investment, and choose leaders who will get the struggling economy back on track, according to one of the country’s top bankers.  “You have to have […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th December 2021:

News in South Africa 13th December: 1. Lockdown free Christmas possible: Health Minister Joe Phaahla says if South Africans stay put and observe all Covid-19 protocols then a lockdown free Christmas might be possible. The National Coronavirus Command Council is set to meet on Tuesday. Phaahla says that the data is “promising”, but the number […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd November 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd November: 1. Vaccine certificates for local use only: It will take some time before South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination certificates can be available for use abroad. That’s the word from Acting Director-General at the health department, Dr Nicholas Crisp. This follows complaints from some people that their certificates aren’t accepted in certain countries […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd August 2021:

News in South Africa 2nd August: 1. Primary schools back in action: Primary schooling is expected to take a step closer to normality as thousands of pupils will return to class on a daily basis from Monday. The decision to allow full attendance of pupils from grades R to 7, as well as learners attending […]

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Investing as a young person:

Investing as a young person:   Investing doesn’t have to be complicated. Sadly though when you’re just starting out, it can be a hard ask due to so many competing demands. You also need some basic investment knowledge, which often supplied in high school classes or college. On a positive front: There are more attractive […]

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