Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th November 2021:

News in South Africa 29th November: 1. SA stays on Alert level 1: South Africa to remain on Alert Level 1 – but ‘every one of us needs to get vaccinated’ Vaccination is by far the most important way to protect yourself and those around you against the Omicron variant, to reduce the impact of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th November 2021:

News in South Africa 25th November: 1. Covid infections spiking: South Africa has reported a continued increase in Covid-19 cases over the last week, raising concerns of a possible fourth wave of infections. On Wednesday (24 November), 1,275 new cases were reported – the highest daily increase since the start of October. A total of […]

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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 23rd November 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd November: 1. Fourth Covid wave creeping in: Wits University vaccinologist Prof Shabir Madhi says that South Africa is in the early stages of a Covid-19 resurgence and warns that the fourth wave of infections will likely hit different parts of the country at different times. The fourth wave is starting, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd November 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd November: 1. Vaccine certificates for local use only: It will take some time before South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination certificates can be available for use abroad. That’s the word from Acting Director-General at the health department, Dr Nicholas Crisp. This follows complaints from some people that their certificates aren’t accepted in certain countries […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd October 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd October: 1. No target set for child vaccinations: Health Minister Joe Phaahla said they had not set a target for teenagers they would like to see vaccinated against COVID-19 because adults still remained the priority. Phaahla made the comments at the OR Tambo Health Centre in Diepsloot on Thursday where […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st October 2021:

News in South Africa 21st October: 1. Covid-19 cases reach 17-month lows: South Africa’s new daily confirmed Covid-19 cases – measured as a rolling 7-day average – has dropped to levels last seen in May 2020, before the country experienced its first wave of infection. South Africa has recorded a daily average of 637 new Covid-19 […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th September 2021:

News in South Africa 30th September: 1. State of disaster continues: If it were up to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the state of disaster would be lifted today. “I would like to see the state of disaster ending as soon as possible, but the science tells us otherwise and that is why we still have a […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th September 2021:

News in South Africa 29th September: 1. Political gains over pandemic: Ministerial Advisory Committee insiders have expressed disappointment at the recent handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, saying that politics is now taking centre stage and is the main driving force behind how the regulations are being handled. Laws have been introduced under […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th September 2021:

News in South Africa 20th September: 1. Updated travel restrictions: Germany has removed South Africa from its list of high-risk countries, giving travellers another route into the European Union’s (EU) Schengen region. In a notice on Sunday (19 September), the German federal government announced that 14 countries have been removed from the list, no longer […]

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