Five Newsworthy Things in SA 10th May 2021:

News in South Africa 10th May: 1. New recycling levy: The City of Joburg (CoJ) wants to charge all “affluent” households a levy of R50 per month from July to fund its separation-at-source recycling programme. This proposal is part of its tariffs for 2021/2022 tabled in council in late March, with public comments closing on […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th May 2021:

News in South Africa 6th May: 1. Eskom winter struggles: Data published by Eskom this week shows that the utility has not been able to generate enough electricity to adequately meet peak evening demand. On Monday night it fell 254 megawatts (MW) short of peak demand at 6pm, and on Tuesday night it was 158MW […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th April 2021:

News in South Africa 30th April: 1. Municipalities could soon collapse: It’s almost clichéd to say SA’s municipalities are poorly run. Virtually every Ratings Afrika and Auditor-General survey reminds us of this. You see it with your eyes as you venture home over potholed roads, passing the street litter that is left to accumulate until […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th April 2021:

News in South Africa 13th April: 1. RAF R300bil in debt: Civil group Outa says that government has completely lost control of the Road Accident Fund, which is R300 billion in debt and reportedly on the brink of collapse. The group noted that the fund has grown from R9 billion a year to R45 billion […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th March 2021:

News in South Africa 19th March: 1. Third wave could lead to credit downgrade: South Africa’s finance minister said on Thursday that a third wave of the coronavirus could destabilise the government’s efforts to control its finances and avoid a further downgrade of the country’s sovereign rating. Two of the top three rating agencies – […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th March 2021:

News in South Africa 16th March: 1. Eskom owed R35.2bil by government: Eskom said municipalities owed it R35.2 billion and it wanted its money. The power utility presented the state of its systems at Megawatt Park on Monday. CEO Andre de Ruyter said illegal connections also threaten to cause explosions and fires due to overloading. “As […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th March 2021:

News in South Africa 12th March: 1. Eskom will not be privatised: Government has no intention to privatise power utility Eskom, said Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. The minister was addressing a debate on the privatisation of Eskom during a mini-plenary session of the National Assembly on Thursday. “There is much work to be done […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th February 2021:

News in South Africa 17th February: 1. Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrive: South Africa has received the first delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines at OR Tambo International Airport last night. The consignment will be moved to a secure facility in Gauteng before being distributed overnight to the various vaccine centres in all provinces […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th January 2021:

News in South Africa 27th January: 1. Eskom debt repayments difficulties: Two recent court rulings have made it much more difficult for Eskom to leave paying municipal customers in the dark when cutting or restricting electricity supply to delinquent municipalities. While this will hinder Eskom’s efforts to collect more than R30 billion in outstanding municipal […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th January 2021:

News in South Africa 19th January: 1. Unjust naming of new Covid variant: A group of South African and international scientists have taken a strong stand against calling 501. V2, the latest variant of SARS-CoV-2 spreading like wildfire across the country, “the South African variant”. Top researchers, who have delved into the variant for the […]

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