Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th August 2022:

News in South Africa 11th August: 1. Worries over SA being ‘greylisted’: The possibility of South Africa being greylisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) could make doing business with the country even tougher. Rebecca Thomson, a senior associate at Allen & Overy, told CapeTalk that if the country is deemed a high-risk jurisdiction to transact, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 10th August 2022:

News in South Africa 10th August: 1. Inflation worsens gender pay gap: Women across the world are feeling the pinch as inflation rockets while the gender pay gap persists. South Africa is ranked at number 123 out of 146 countries in the Global Gender Gap Report for 2022. In South Africa, the issue was pushed firmly back […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th May 2022:

News in South Africa 19th May: 1. South African satellite developing: South Africa is moving ahead with a plan to develop a communication satellite, Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said on Wednesday.  Satellites are used to relay signals used for telecommunications, broadcasting, weather forecasting, navigation, scientific research and earth observation. Ntshavheni, who took over […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th May 2022:

News in South Africa 18th May: 1. Sanral cancels R17.47bil in tenders: The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has cancelled adjudicated tenders to the value of R17.47 billion in the past week, throwing the sustainability and viability of South Africa’s civil engineering industry into doubt. The tender for the Eastern Cape’s new Mtentu River […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 10th March 2022:

News in South Africa 10th March: 1. State of disaster continues: The South African government is considering extending the country-wide state of disaster, which was imposed in mid-March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, regulating the movement of people, the size of social gatherings, curfews and introducing mandatory mask-wearing in public. Sources involved in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th March 2022:

News in South Africa 8th March: 1. R40 petrol price unfounded: Fears that SA’s petrol price could double to R40/l in the short term are unfounded, but the country can still expect some economic pain as long as the Ukraine crisis continues, say economists. This was in response to media reports which shared comments that […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th February 2022:

News in South Africa 28th February: 1. SA patching up relations with Russia: South Africa has scrambled to patch up relations with Russia after International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor issued an unusually strong statement calling on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine.  President Cyril Ramaphosa was reported by the Sunday Times to be unhappy with the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th January 2022:

News in South Africa 19th January: 1. Request for ease of restrictions: Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has written to president Cyril Ramaphosa, formally requesting that the government ease lockdown restrictions around gatherings. Hill-Lewis said that this includes two specific requests which are necessary for helping restart the economy: That the 50% capacity rule for […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th January 2022:

News in South Africa 12th January: 1. Upcoming risks for South Africa: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published its global risks report, detailing some of the key risks facing South Africa over the coming years. The forum said that Covid-19 and its economic and societal consequences continue to pose a critical threat to the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd June 2021:

News in South Africa 2nd June: 1. Unemployment rate record high: The statisticians conclude that the unemployment rate in SA is still climbing and that according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) has reached the highest level since the introduction of the survey in 2008. The official unemployment rate increased to 32.6% in the […]

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