Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th July 2021:

News in South Africa 29th July: 1. Hospitals and staff overwhelmed: While South Africa may be past the peak of the third wave, hospitals and medical staff are suffering aftershocks as admissions continue to rise. The peak of the wave reflects a topping out of new infections – however, those new cases tend to flood […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th June 2021:

News in South Africa 24th June: 1. Gauteng infections and deaths climbing: Gauteng had 10,806 new cases of the coronavirus detected in the province in the previous 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced on Wednesday night, setting a new one-day provincial record. Six out of every ten cases detected were in Gauteng. But […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st June 2021:

News in South Africa 21st June: 1. Gauteng – epicenter of third wave: Gauteng is at the epicentre of South Africa’s third wave of Covid-19 infections, with hospitals warning of diminishing bed capacity as active cases escalate. While the provincial health department assures that the situation is under control, private hospitals say they are running […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th April 2021:

News in South Africa 29th April: 1. Vaccination rollout started: South Africa’s Sisonke vaccination programme restarted without issues on Wednesday. 3 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines are expected to arrive in the country over the next two months, with phase 2 of the rollout starting around the middle of May. 95 vaccination sites are gearing […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th March 2021:

News in South Africa 24th March: 1. Third wave closer than expected: Experts from the Nelson Mandela University in the Eastern Cape have warned that their statistical modelling shows that the third wave of Covid-19 could hit even sooner than expected – now projecting an increase in infections at the end of March and early […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th January 2021:

News in South Africa 15th January: 1. Calls for Level 5 in hotspots: Health experts have called on Gauteng residents to put themselves voluntarily into lockdown level five, warning that the peak of the second wave was still to come. Experts also called on government to introduce online learning until there’s a clear downward trend […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th January 2021:

News in South Africa 14th January: 1. Wasteful expenditure in hospitals: Investigations are raising questions around possible wasteful spending or corrupt spending regarding Gauteng’s field hospitals and building capacity for Covid-19 patients – which has simply not materialised. Gauteng Premier David Makhura has reported that since June 2020 Gauteng has created 2,419 new critical-care and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th December 2020:

News in South Africa 29th December: 1. Return to lockdown level 3 and no alcohol: President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move back to lockdown level 3, taking effect from midnight tonight. In an address on Monday evening (28 December), Ramaphosa said that the move is being done to limit super-spreader events […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 9th December 2020:

News in South Africa 9th December: 1. ANC affirms stand-aside rule: President Cyril Ramaphosa has won the latest battle in the fight to cleanse the party of corruption-accused leaders, with its top leadership reaffirming the decision to force them to step aside from their party and state posts. The party’s national executive committee (NEC), which wrapped up […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd November 2020:

News in South Africa 23rd November: 1. Nelson Mandela Bay hospitals overfilled: Government says reckless behaviour has led to hospital beds being fully occupied in Nelson Mandela Bay. A resurgence of COVID-19 infections in the metro has resulted in increased deaths. The metro has put preventative measures in place, but residents are simply ignoring them. […]

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