Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th September 2021:

News in South Africa 27th September: 1. Finally out of third wave: South Africa has exited the third wave of Covid-19 according to experts, with the country recording an average of 2,000 new cases per day last week – a 40% decline in cases from the week before. According to senior researcher at the CSIR, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd September 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd September: 1. US approves booster shots: The US has approved the Pfizer vaccine as booster shots for vaccinated individuals. The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, as well as adults at high risk of severe disease and those […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd September 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd September: 1. Delta variant only variant of concern: The World Health Organisation says that the delta variant of Covid-19 has all but wholly replaced most other variants of concern in testes samples across the world, with the alpha, beta and gamma variants only turning up in around one percent of […]

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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 20th September 2021:

News in South Africa 20th September: 1. Updated travel restrictions: Germany has removed South Africa from its list of high-risk countries, giving travellers another route into the European Union’s (EU) Schengen region. In a notice on Sunday (19 September), the German federal government announced that 14 countries have been removed from the list, no longer […]

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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 September 2021:

News in South Africa 16h September: 1. Leaving state of disaster: President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will need to meet certain requirements before the country’s state of disaster regulations can be lifted. The president said that the state of disaster will only be lifted if the appropriate Covid-19 prevention regulations are in place in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th September 2021:

News in South Africa 15th September: 1. Mass exodus of professionals: South Africa’s tax base is steadily declining as more of the country’s skilled professionals look overseas for greener pastures, says Izak Smit, chief executive of the Professional Provident Society (PPS). In an interview with BusinessDay, Smit said that the loss of these workers will not only […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th September 2021:

News in South Africa 14th September: 1. No deaths from vaccine side effects: The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) and the Department of Health (DoH) claimed in a webinar on Monday that no one in South Africa has died as a direct result of receiving a Covid-19 vaccine to date. However, Sahpra says […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th September 2021:

News in South Africa 13th September: 1. Lockdown level 2: President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa’s adjusted level 3 lockdown regulations will be relaxed as the country sees a decline in its third wave of Covid-19 cases. In a national address on Sunday evening, the president said that a sustained decline in infections […]

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