Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th April 2021:

News in South Africa 28th April: 1. Outbreaks of Covid increasing: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday said there were several COVID-19 cluster outbreaks in mines, schools and townships in three provinces, which health experts were monitoring closely. The Northern Cape, the Free State and the North West have recorded a significant spike in daily new coronavirus infection […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 26th April 2021:

News in South Africa 26th April: 1. Covid vaccine rollout continues: The Johnson & Johnson Sisonke vaccination programme will resume this Wednesday. In the US it was found that 6 women, out of 6 million people given the shot, developed blood clotting as a side-effect. This led to a pause of the vaccine in the US, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th March 2021:

News in South Africa 30th March: 1. Easter infection risks and restrictions: While South Africans are gearing up for tighter lockdown restrictions this coming Easter, 50 of 52 districts in the country are not yet showing any signs of increased rates of infection. Two outliers, in Gauteng and Limpopo, have shown slight increases in infections […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th March 2021:

News in South Africa 15th March:  1. Students threaten total shutdown: SA’s 26 universities are on a knife-edge following a call by the powerful South African Students Congress (Sasco) for a total shutdown tomorrow. The planned shutdown will also be the focus of a meeting today of the central working committee of the EFF’s national […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th February 2021:

News in South Africa 17th February: 1. Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrive: South Africa has received the first delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines at OR Tambo International Airport last night. The consignment will be moved to a secure facility in Gauteng before being distributed overnight to the various vaccine centres in all provinces […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th January 2021:

News in South Africa 19th January: 1. Unjust naming of new Covid variant: A group of South African and international scientists have taken a strong stand against calling 501. V2, the latest variant of SARS-CoV-2 spreading like wildfire across the country, “the South African variant”. Top researchers, who have delved into the variant for the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th January 2021:

News in South Africa 12th January: 1. Schools still to open?: Cyril Ramaphosa offered little clarity on Monday evening on whether schools would open on January 25, as concerns remain about the Covid-19 second wave, hinting that an announcement was imminent. “As schools and other educational institutions prepare to begin the new academic year, there […]

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