Five Newsworthy Things in SA 9th May 2022:

News in South Africa 9th May: 1. Unemployment numbers wrong: The head of the Statistics Council, the advisory board to Statistics SA, has raised the alarm on the quality of SA’s employment statistics, saying the poor response rate must be reversed if the numbers are to be worth anything.  The last Quarterly Labour Force Survey […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 31st March 2022:

News in South Africa 31st March: 1. Motion of no confidence fails: The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s motion of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet has failed in the National Assembly. After a lengthy roll-call voting process, members of Parliament completed voting with more than half of those present voting against the motion. Deputy Speaker […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st October 2021:

News in South Africa 21st October: 1. Covid-19 cases reach 17-month lows: South Africa’s new daily confirmed Covid-19 cases – measured as a rolling 7-day average – has dropped to levels last seen in May 2020, before the country experienced its first wave of infection. South Africa has recorded a daily average of 637 new Covid-19 […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th November 2020:

News in South Africa 20th November: 1. SABC suspends retrenchments: The SABC board has suspended its retrenchment process for one week, a spokesperson announced on Thursday. “The board of the SABC would like to announce that it will suspend the [Section 189] process for a period of seven days. This will allow all stakeholders to […]

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