Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st June 2021:

News in South Africa 21st June: 1. Gauteng – epicenter of third wave: Gauteng is at the epicentre of South Africa’s third wave of Covid-19 infections, with hospitals warning of diminishing bed capacity as active cases escalate. While the provincial health department assures that the situation is under control, private hospitals say they are running […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th June 2021:

News in South Africa 14th June: 1. New workplace Covid-19 regulations: Labour minister Thulas Nxesi has published a new directive focusing on Covid-19 and the workplace, outlining the health and safety protocols that businesses and employees are required to follow during the lockdown. While a number of the regulations have been gazetted before, this directive […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th May 2021:

News in South Africa 7th May: 1. Comprehensive vaccine plan: President Cyril Ramaphosa said that nearly 3,500 vaccination sites had already been accredited and that the logistics for a comprehensive roll-out campaign were in place. The government aims to vaccinate 67% of the population – more than 40 million adults – by the end of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th April 2021:

News in South Africa 16th April: 1. System up for 2nd phase of vaccine rollout: Health minster Dr Zweli Mkhize has launched the Electronic Vaccination Data System for the second phase of the vaccine rollout, which is expected to start in May. The country is expecting 30 million Pfizer doses, with the first batch expected […]

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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 10th February 2021:

News in South Africa 10th February: 1. Ratepayers have had enough: Rates and tax revolts are either underway or being contemplated by ratepayer associations fed up at being forced to pay rates and taxes to dysfunctional municipalities. They are called ‘tax diversions’ rather than revolts, and they’re of questionable legality, but several ratepayer associations are […]

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