Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th July 2021:

News in South Africa 30th July: 1. Vaccine rollout gains momentum: South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is gaining momentum as it opens to younger age groups. A third of the country’s total jabs have been administered in the past two weeks alone. South Africa’s vaccination rollout got off to a shaky start due to procurement […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th June 2021:

News in South Africa 15th June: 1. Power crisis deepens: he City of Joburg is facing a deepening power crisis, with electricity problems leading to more blackouts that take days to repair. The problems extend beyond just outages, with delayed maintenance, tampering and illegal connections now putting lives at risk. Numerous reports of live electricity […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th May 2021:

News in South Africa 12th May: 1. Beitbridge border tender: The department of public works and infrastructure told the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Tuesday that plans were afoot to issue tenders as part of solutions to adequately fence and secure the country’s borders. This follows the dismal failure of the 40km razor […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 10th March 2021:

News in South Africa 10th March: 1. Ratings agencies doubtful of budget targets: Ratings agencies doubt that finance minister Tito Mboweni will meet his 2021 budget targets, highlighting the various challenges faced by South Africa in trying to stabilise its debt. Mboweni said that South Africa’s debt-to-GDP ratio will peak at 88.9% in 2023, down […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th January 2021:

News in South Africa 29th January: 1. Eskom to collect R6 billion from customers: Eskom has announced that the price of electricity in South Africa will increase from 1 April 2021. This is as a result of three decisions made by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa), which Eskom said will bring electricity […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th January 2021:

News in South Africa 18th January: 1. Tax hike for vaccination funding: South Africa’s National Treasury is considering raising taxes as one of several possible mechanisms to fund the vaccination drive against Covid-19 it was reported. The government viewed the vaccines as a public good and was committed to financing their rollout, with or without […]

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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 29th December 2020:

News in South Africa 29th December: 1. Return to lockdown level 3 and no alcohol: President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move back to lockdown level 3, taking effect from midnight tonight. In an address on Monday evening (28 December), Ramaphosa said that the move is being done to limit super-spreader events […]

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