Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st September 2021:

News in South Africa 21st September: 1. UK red list questioned: South Africa’s continued presence on the UK’s red list for travel has been questioned by several experts and business leaders, saying it makes no sense. According to the UK High Commission in Pretoria, the country is being kept on the red list over concerns […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th September 2021:

News in South Africa 17th September: 1. Mandatory vaccination discussion: Discussions between representatives of business, government, labour and communities will start in a few weeks on how to introduce vaccine mandates for all workers. A framework might be created that will help employers to isolate unvaccinated workers from the workplace, possibly either firing them or […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th August 2021:

News in South Africa 16th August: 1. Third wave hits Cape and Natal: The Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal are now driving the third wave of Covid-19 in South Africa, with a spike in cases in the latter province as a result of riots and looting in huge crowds in mid-July. KwaZulu-Natal is in its third […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 10th August 2021:

News in South Africa 10th August: 1. Covid death toll exceeds reports: Health officials say the number of deaths that can be attributed to Covid-19 in South Africa is likely multiple times higher than what is officially reported. A cursory look at the latest report on weekly deaths in SA, published by the South African […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th July 2021:

News in South Africa 8th July: 1. SA death numbers rising: The Western Cape has warned to brace for rising death numbers in the province, while Gauteng has recorded its deadliest week on record amid a third wave of Covid-19 infections, driven by the Delta variant, with just more than 4 800 deaths from natural […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th June 2021:

News in South Africa 25th June: 1. Gauteng not yet at Covid peak: Politicians and scientists are begging the citizens of Gauteng to do the basics to curb the spread of COVID-19. The nation’s economic hub is in the grips of a bruising third wave, with more than 74,000 active cases in the province. Nationally, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th May 2021:

News in South Africa 28th May: 1. Karpowership fights back: Karpowership SA has fired back at claims that its potential R225-billion power supply deal with Eskom is tainted by corruption. Explosive allegations were made by DNG Power Holdings, a rival bidder in the government’s Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMI4P), in a court […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th May 2021:

News in South Africa 11th May: 1. Third wave worse than projected: The detection of two new variants to our shores has shaken the foundation of the latest modelling on Covid-19 in SA. Top scientists take part in modelling Covid-19 so that the rest of us can get a sense of what to expect when, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th February 2021:

News in South Africa 15th February: 1. Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved: SA’s regulators have given Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine the green light for a phase 3b trial in health-care workers, paving the way for the government to begin dispensing shots on Wednesday. This marks the start of South Africa’s vaccine rollout, with […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st January 2021:

News in South Africa 21st January: 1. Economy needs restrictions reduced: Western Cape premier Alan Winde is offering suggestions how to allow a controlled reopening of the economy under Covid-19 regulations, including a limited resumption of the sale of alcohol. He told the provincial legislature about his concerns for businesses and that he had held […]

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