Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th August 2023:

News in South Africa 18th August: 1. Food price warning: Economists have warned that drier weather conditions and recent developments in international trade could lead to food price increases. According to Stats SA, annual inflation for food and non-alcoholic beverages – a central reason for high headline inflation – dropped from 11.9% in May to […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th March 2022:

News in South Africa 30th March: 1. Covid-19 deaths under-reported: The national Department of Health, in what appears to be a significant departure from its previous position, admitted this week that government may be under-reporting deaths from Covid-19.  Previously, the department was apparently dismissive of compelling research that showed significant excess deaths – a higher […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th August 2021:

News in South Africa 25th August: 1. One third of South Africans unemployed: South Africa’s headline unemployment rate hit a record high of 34.4% in the second quarter from 32.6% in the first three months of the year as businesses shed staff due to the devastating economic impact of Covid-19. The rate was the highest […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th February 2021:

News in South Africa 18th February: 1. Politicians can’t get vaccines first: The health department’s hopes of having dozens of politicians receive early Covid-19 vaccinations to shore up public confidence in the jab have been dealt a blow after the medicines regulator turned down its request to include them in the first phase of the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th October 2020:

News in South Africa 20th October: 1. Eskom growing debt ignored: Three plans finalised in recent weeks that seek to revive SA’s weak economy have sidestepped a crucial Eskom matter: how to reduce the power utility’s crippling debt that is approaching R500-billion. The plans – all drafted with feedback from the government, business, labour, and […]

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