Five Newsworthy Things in SA 31st December 2021:

News in South Africa 31st December: 1. New lockdown level 1 rules: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet has approved new adjusted level 1 lockdown rules for South Africa. In a statement on Thursday (30 December), the presidency said that this will include the lifting of the country’s evening curfew which has been in place since March […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th December 2021:

News in South Africa 30th December: 1. Double J&J cuts Omicron hospital stays: Two doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine slashed hospitalisations caused by the omicron variant in South Africa by up to 85%, a critical finding since the shot is being increasingly relied upon across the continent, researchers said.  The results are a […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th November 2021:

News in South Africa 29th November: 1. SA stays on Alert level 1: South Africa to remain on Alert Level 1 – but ‘every one of us needs to get vaccinated’ Vaccination is by far the most important way to protect yourself and those around you against the Omicron variant, to reduce the impact of […]

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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 10th November 2021:

News in South Africa 10th November: 1. Restaurants load shedding struggles: Restaurants roll out generators to fight load shedding – at a cost of R1,000 per hour. South Africa’s embattled restaurant industry is being battered by load shedding, turning to petrol and diesel generators to keep the lights on. But record-high fuel prices, following months […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th July 2021:

News in South Africa 19th July:  1. Looting damages excessive: It is not yet clear just how extensive the destruction of particularly retail and warehouse property and the looting of stock in the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng was. On Friday night (July 16), President Cyril Ramaphosa referenced “preliminary reports compiled by NatJoints [the National […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th July 2021:

News in South Africa 6th July: 1. Covid cases take a downturn: The rolling seven-day average of daily infections in Gauteng has shown a downward turn – though scientists say it is too early to celebrate, and the decline would have to continue for several days before it can be considered a trend. The Council […]

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