Five Newsworthy Things in SA 24th February 2021:

News in South Africa 24th February: 1. Budget speech at 14:00 today: Finance minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the 2021 budget this afternoon at 14h00. Analysts and economists are not hopeful of any significant strides in turning the South African economy around, given tight budgetary constraints and little wiggle room on both the revenue and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th February 2021:

News in South Africa 15th February: 1. Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved: SA’s regulators have given Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine the green light for a phase 3b trial in health-care workers, paving the way for the government to begin dispensing shots on Wednesday. This marks the start of South Africa’s vaccine rollout, with […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th January 2020:

News in South Africa 4th January: 1. Government aims for herd immunity: At least 67% of South Africans will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure herd immunity, health minister Zweli Mkhize has announced during a public briefing. On Sunday, Mkhize unveiled the government’s strategy to secure vaccines and roll them out to two-thirds […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th December 2020:

News in South Africa 7th December: 1. Matric examination rewrite faces opposition: A lawyer representing concerned matric pupils is threatening to go to court to force the department of basic education to reverse its decision to get grade 12s to rewrite maths paper 2 and physical science paper 2. This comes in the wake of […]

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