Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th January 2023:

News in South Africa 18th January: 1. Food shocker due to load shedding: The price of some staple food groups is expected to rise as load shedding takes its toll on the agricultural sector, says Christo van der Rheede, an executive director at Agri SA. Speaking to 702, Van der Rheede said that load shedding is […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th October 2021:

News in South Africa 4th October: 1. UK to lift travel restrictions: The United Kingdom has updated its international travel system, effectively scrapping its ‘traffic light’ programme, which classified countries as ‘green’, ‘yellow’ and ‘red’ based on their Covid-19 risk. The change, which took effect from Monday morning (4 October), introduces only two categories – […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd September 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd September: 1. Delta variant only variant of concern: The World Health Organisation says that the delta variant of Covid-19 has all but wholly replaced most other variants of concern in testes samples across the world, with the alpha, beta and gamma variants only turning up in around one percent of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd September 2021:

1. Government to review lockdown: The government is reviewing South Africa’s lockdown restrictions on a weekly basis and is encouraged by the declining number of Covid-19 cases seen in the country, says health minister Joe Phaahla. Addressing media on Friday (3 September), Phaahla said an analysis would be conducted by the health department and the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th June 2021:

News in South Africa 7th June: 1. Record high food prices: Global food prices extended their rally to the highest in almost a decade, heightening concerns over bulging grocery bills as economies struggle to exit the Covid-19 crisis. A United Nations gauge of world food costs climbed for a 12th straight month in May, its […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th December 2020:

News in South Africa 4th December: 1. Nelson Mandela Bay a hotspot: President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said there was clear evidence of a resurgence of COVID-19 infections across the country with an increase in the number hospital admissions. While addressing the nation on interventions to combat the surge in coronavirus cases, the president extended the National State of Disaster […]

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