Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd March 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd March: 1. Government vaccine rollout too slow: The private sector is getting impatient with government’s slow rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, with many attempting – and failing – to secure their own doses for employees and their families, meeting with a lot of red tape. Government has managed to only […]

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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 15th March 2021:

News in South Africa 15th March:  1. Students threaten total shutdown: SA’s 26 universities are on a knife-edge following a call by the powerful South African Students Congress (Sasco) for a total shutdown tomorrow. The planned shutdown will also be the focus of a meeting today of the central working committee of the EFF’s national […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th November 2020:

News in South Africa 18th November: 1. Courts rule against Santam: The Western Cape High Court has ruled in favour of Ma-Afrika Hotels and Stellenbosch Kitchen in the high-profile Covid-19 business interruption claims battle against JSE-listed insurance giant Santam. In a resounding judgment handed down on Tuesday afternoon, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer was ordered […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th October 2020:

News in South Africa 12th October: 1. Ramaphosa economic recovery plan: President Cyril Ramphosa has called a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament to outline his plan for “South Africa’s economic reconstruction and recovery plan”. Ramaphosa wrote to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Amos Masondo about his […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th October 2020:

News in South Africa 5th October: 1. Cosatu to strike from Wednesday: As the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) prepares to lead protests against corruption and other issues across the country this week, its leaders have dismissed suggestions that the action will be detrimental to the economy. Between April and June, 2.2 million South Africans […]

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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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