Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th July 2022:

News in South Africa 13th July: 1. New crypto laws: The South African Reserve Bank is set to introduce new regulations around trading cryptocurrency in the country in the next 12-18 months, says deputy governor Kuben Naidoo. Speaking in PSG’s latest Think Big webinar, Naidoo said that South Africa was largely on par with other […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th April 2022:

News in South Africa 19th April: 1. Floods declared a national disaster: Ramaphosa announced the elevation of the KwaZulu-Natal floods to the status of a national disaster – just days after it had been formally classified as a provincial disaster. That moves responsibility for co-ordination of the response to the disaster, including high-level decisions on […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 10th March 2022:

News in South Africa 10th March: 1. State of disaster continues: The South African government is considering extending the country-wide state of disaster, which was imposed in mid-March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, regulating the movement of people, the size of social gatherings, curfews and introducing mandatory mask-wearing in public. Sources involved in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 9th March 2022:

News in South Africa 9th March: 1. Stage 4 load shedding: Eskom has announced that it will move to stage 4 load shedding at 09h00 on Wednesday (9 March) due to a further breakdown in units. The power utility said stage 4 load shedding will continue until 05h00 on Friday (11 March), thereafter load shedding […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 31st December 2021:

News in South Africa 31st December: 1. New lockdown level 1 rules: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet has approved new adjusted level 1 lockdown rules for South Africa. In a statement on Thursday (30 December), the presidency said that this will include the lifting of the country’s evening curfew which has been in place since March […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th November 2021:

News in South Africa 16th November: 1. Growing debt problems: The latest debt index from DebtBusters shows that South African consumers are falling further into financial trouble as people turn to unsecured credit to supplement their paycheques. The group’s third-quarter enquiries show that debt counselling increased by 17% compared to a year ago. Many consumers […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th November 2021:

News in South Africa 12th November: 1. Budget speech receives mixed reviews: Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) has received mixed reaction, with some opposition parties welcoming his stance on government spending. Tabling his statement, Godongwana said that consolidated government spending was expected to increase over three years. But he announced no […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th November 2021:

News in South Africa 11th November: 1. Mid-Term budget speech today: Finance minister Enoch Godongwana will deliver his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) at 14h00 on Thursday (11 November). The MTBPS can be viewed through several channels, including TV services like DStv, news channels, and live-streaming sources like YouTube. You can watch the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 10th November 2021:

News in South Africa 10th November: 1. Restaurants load shedding struggles: Restaurants roll out generators to fight load shedding – at a cost of R1,000 per hour. South Africa’s embattled restaurant industry is being battered by load shedding, turning to petrol and diesel generators to keep the lights on. But record-high fuel prices, following months […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 9th November 2021:

News in South Africa 9th November: 1. Load shedding at stage 4 all week: More than half of Eskom’s installed capacity was offline on Monday, necessitating the move to stage 4 load shedding for the rest of the week. As the country is plunged into darkness at least three times a day, president Cyril Ramaphosa, […]

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