Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th September 2022:

News in South Africa 15th September: 1. 8.5mil vaccines to be destroyed: The government plans to destroy 8.5 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by pharmaceutical company Pfizer at the end of October. This, some experts said, casted a damning spotlight on how South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign had missed the mark. The situation […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th April 2022:

News in South Africa 13th April: 1. Floods ravage KZN: On Monday, 11 April, more than a fifth of a metre of rain fell at Mbazwana, in north KwaZulu-Natal just about 100km south of the Mozambique border, according to preliminary data from the SA Weather Service’s observation station there.  The 206.4mm of rain measured at […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th April 2022:

News in South Africa 11th April: 1. Global recession on the cards?: Could the world be headed for another recession? Just as the global economy is bouncing back from the Covid-19 pandemic, a growing list of risks is clouding the economic outlook – although most economists still believe a recession this year is relatively unlikely. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th April 2022:

News in South Africa 5th April: 1. State of disaster over: On Monday night, co-operative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma terminated South Africa’s national state of disaster on Covid-19, fulfilling the promise made by President Cyril Ramaphosa in an address to the nation just hours before. In a notice in the Government Gazette, Dlamini Zuma said she […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th March 2022:

News in South Africa 7th March: 1. Crude oil surges over $130: Crude oil prices surged nearly 10% on Sunday evening to top $130 a barrel on fears of a supply crunch. Oil’s relentless price rise comes on the back of fears about a supply crunch after American Secretary of State Antony Blinken told NBC’s “Meet […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th January 2022:

News in South Africa 7th January: 1. Vaccines lower risk of dying to Omicron: Fully vaccinated individuals have 3.8 times lower risk of dying of the Omicron variant than non-vaccinated individuals. This is according to data by the Western Cape Department of Health, released in a digital briefing on Thursday, which showed the effectiveness of […]

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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 13th December 2021:

News in South Africa 13th December: 1. Lockdown free Christmas possible: Health Minister Joe Phaahla says if South Africans stay put and observe all Covid-19 protocols then a lockdown free Christmas might be possible. The National Coronavirus Command Council is set to meet on Tuesday. Phaahla says that the data is “promising”, but the number […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th November 2021:

News in South Africa 24th November: 1. Liquor traders plead for no alcohol ban:  Liquor traders are pleading with the government not to act hastily in dealing with the fourth COVID-19 wave. They fear the imposition of further alcohol bans will hurt players in the sector. Having been slammed with several outright bans on alcohol […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th November 2021:

News in South Africa 18th November: 1. Fourth Covid wave inevitable: South Africa, which has the most confirmed coronavirus cases on the continent, will likely be hit by a fourth wave of infections but its impact probably won’t be as severe as during earlier surges, new modelling prepared for the government shows. Sero-prevalence surveys and […]

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