Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th May 2021:

News in South Africa 13th May: 1. Economy cannot survive another lockdown: Businesses have warned that South Africa’s economy cannot afford stricter lockdown measures, after reports of health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirming that the country is “For all intents and purposes…in a third-wave”. The minister this week remarked that several areas in the country […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th March 2021:

News in South Africa 8th March: 1. ETC corruption allegations: Police reports and documents provided to the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) have brought grave allegations against Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) and its parent company, Kapsch TrafficCom. Among the allegations are that ETC, with full knowledge of Kapsch, made payments totalling R10 million over three years […]

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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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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th February 2021:

News in South Africa 15th February: 1. Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved: SA’s regulators have given Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine the green light for a phase 3b trial in health-care workers, paving the way for the government to begin dispensing shots on Wednesday. This marks the start of South Africa’s vaccine rollout, with […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th November 2020:

News in South Africa 18th November: 1. Courts rule against Santam: The Western Cape High Court has ruled in favour of Ma-Afrika Hotels and Stellenbosch Kitchen in the high-profile Covid-19 business interruption claims battle against JSE-listed insurance giant Santam. In a resounding judgment handed down on Tuesday afternoon, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer was ordered […]

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