Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th July 2022:

News in South Africa 6th July: 1. Rand at same level as Covid peak: On Tuesday, the rand slumped to its weakest level against the dollar since 2020 as global investors took fright. In early evening trading, the rand was trading at R16.58/$, more than a percent weaker than on Monday. The rand was stronger […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th January 2022:

News in South Africa 24th January: 1. Drivers licence crisis: South Africa’s growing driver licence backlog has led to concerns from motorists about what happens when their licence expires and they are not able to receive a new card. Driving licence cards in South Africa are produced by the Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) – […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th January 2022:

News in South Africa 19th January: 1. Request for ease of restrictions: Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has written to president Cyril Ramaphosa, formally requesting that the government ease lockdown restrictions around gatherings. Hill-Lewis said that this includes two specific requests which are necessary for helping restart the economy: That the 50% capacity rule for […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th August 2021:

News in South Africa 18th August: 1. Covid one of the biggest killers in SA: An estimated 220,000 people may have died from Covid-19 in South Africa, statistics suggest, but as of Tuesday the official death toll – from confirmed coronavirus infections that ended in death – is 77,440. That now makes Covid-19 both a bigger killer […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th August 2021:

News in South Africa 4th August: 1. Schools completely looted: Schools across Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) were looted and damaged during the recent bout of civil unrest, piling more pressure onto the education sector which has already been hurt by Covid-19 and associated lockdowns. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on education in South […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th November 2020:

News in South Africa 11th November: 1. Driving licence backlog: Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has revealed that South Africa has a backlog of 320,000 driving licence, with demand growing by 90,000 each month. Mbalula said this backlog is caused by corruption among back-office staff at driving licence testing centres (DLTCs). Over the past few weeks, […]

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