Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th October 2021:

News in South Africa 6th October: 1. Uniting to vaccinate everyone: South Africa’s first ‘Vooma Vaccination’ weekend set an ambitious target of vaccinating 500,000 people, and while it only achieved around 350,000 jabs, it represented a significant increase for weekend figures and included an encouraging number of first jabs, says Martin Kingston, chair of Business […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th October 2021:

News in South Africa 5th October: 1. Massive national strike today: Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) embarked on a national strike on Tuesday (5 October) following a deadlock in negotiations for a new wage deal. Union members didn’t report for duty in five of the country’s nine provinces and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th October 2021:

News in South Africa 4th October: 1. UK to lift travel restrictions: The United Kingdom has updated its international travel system, effectively scrapping its ‘traffic light’ programme, which classified countries as ‘green’, ‘yellow’ and ‘red’ based on their Covid-19 risk. The change, which took effect from Monday morning (4 October), introduces only two categories – […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th September 2021:

News in South Africa 30th September: 1. State of disaster continues: If it were up to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the state of disaster would be lifted today. “I would like to see the state of disaster ending as soon as possible, but the science tells us otherwise and that is why we still have a […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 29th September 2021:

News in South Africa 29th September: 1. Political gains over pandemic: Ministerial Advisory Committee insiders have expressed disappointment at the recent handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, saying that politics is now taking centre stage and is the main driving force behind how the regulations are being handled. Laws have been introduced under […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th September 2021:

News in South Africa 28th September: 1. Move to lockdown level 1 in sight: Health experts expect South Africa to move to lockdown level 1 by the end of the week. When South Africa was placed under lockdown level 2, president Cyril Ramaphosa said the government would review the situation in 2 weeks. However, he […]

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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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