Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th May 2022:

News in South Africa 19th May: 1. South African satellite developing: South Africa is moving ahead with a plan to develop a communication satellite, Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said on Wednesday.  Satellites are used to relay signals used for telecommunications, broadcasting, weather forecasting, navigation, scientific research and earth observation. Ntshavheni, who took over […]

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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 21st July 2021:

News in South Africa 21st July: 1. Environmental damage from riots: Following the recent violent events, authorities are dealing with another crisis – the short- and long-term impact on the environment. For more than seven days, chaos broke out in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal when looters ransacked businesses and other entities. But others took their sinister […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd March 2021:

News in South Africa 3rd March: 1. JHB road plant down for over 5 months: The Johannesburg Roads Agency’s R50m asphalt plant ‘has been down for over five months’. The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), an entity within the City of Joburg, is currently unable to produce asphalt at a R50 million plant it acquired in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd September 2020:

News in South Africa 22nd September: 1. Gautrain wants motorists to fork out more: Motorists and taxpayers appear set to become the cash cow to enable the government to reduce its percentage of the funding of the multi-billion rand expansion of the Gautrain. Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO William Dachs said on Monday: “We firmly believe […]

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