Five Newsworthy Things in SA 9th September 2021:

News in South Africa 9th September: 1. Calls for state of disaster to end: Western Cape premier Alan Winde has called for the end of the state of disaster, saying that a blanket approach to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic is no longer needed. It should be up to provincial governments to deal with the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th June 2021:

News in South Africa 8th June: 1. Boost to vaccine rollout: South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is gathering momentum but is still far behind target. In a bid to increase daily vaccination rates, the department of health is considering transport subsidies, expanding sites to welfare collection points, and offering free Panados to people who have […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th May 2021:

News in South Africa 13th May: 1. Economy cannot survive another lockdown: Businesses have warned that South Africa’s economy cannot afford stricter lockdown measures, after reports of health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirming that the country is “For all intents and purposes…in a third-wave”. The minister this week remarked that several areas in the country […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th March 2021:

News in South Africa 25th March: 1. Repo rate decision today: The Reserve Bank is expected to make a rates announcement today, with expectations that rates will be held at current levels of 3.5%. Yesterday, CPI inflation for February came in at 2.9% – below the bank’s target zone, and the lowest rate since June […]

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