Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd October 2020:

News in South Africa 23rd October: 1. Covid-19 cases rising: COVID-19 infections across the country are increasing, but in the Western Cape there seems to be some confusion over the rate of the increase. Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said there’s been a 42-percent rise in the province while Premier Alan Winde says it’s less than 20-percent. The Western Cape […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd October 2020:

News in South Africa 22nd October: 1. Civil groups demand end to lockdown: Public participation group Dear South Africa has asked Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to provide the evidence that supported her decision to extend the lockdown earlier this month or prepare for an urgent court date. In a letter delivered […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st October 2020:

News in South Africa 21st October: 1. Travel restrictions hitting tourism: The government needs to do away with its high-risk list or so-called ‘red list’ of Covid-19 hotspot countries or face more chaos around international travel into South Africa. That’s the warning from major industry bodies the Tourism Business Council of South African (TBCSA) and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th October 2020:

News in South Africa 20th October: 1. Eskom growing debt ignored: Three plans finalised in recent weeks that seek to revive SA’s weak economy have sidestepped a crucial Eskom matter: how to reduce the power utility’s crippling debt that is approaching R500-billion. The plans – all drafted with feedback from the government, business, labour, and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th October 2020:

News in South Africa 19th October: 1. Nuclear power progress: The United States International Development Finance Corp pledged to support NuScale Power LLC, a US nuclear energy technology firm, to develop 2,500 megawatts of power in South Africa. South Africa’s government drafted an economic recovery plan in conjunction with business and labor groups several months […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th October 2020

News in South Africa 16th October: 1. Economic recovery plan questioned: President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed a joint sitting of Parliament on Thursday to present the economic recovery plan for South Africa. He detailed the “fix” for the country exactly seven months after first declaring a national state of disaster. The president summarised the objectives of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th October 2020:

News in South Africa 6th October: 1. Health department under scrutiny: The Gauteng government is facing increasing scrutiny over its health infrastructure spend. The pressure is such that Premier David Makhura is reported to be planning a press conference on Thursday 8 October at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to provide “a comprehensive update of all […]

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