Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th August 2022:

News in South Africa 5th August: 1. Stage 2 loadshedding continues: A major delay in restarting Eskom’s Koeberg unit 2 is largely to blame for load shedding rearing its ugly head again, just 11 days after it was suspended. Energy expert Chris Yelland notes that the failure to synchronise the unit to the grid is […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th July 2022:

News in South Africa 27th July: 1. Ramaphosa’s Eskom solutions: Eskom will on an urgent basis in the next three months accelerate efforts to add new generation capacity to its faltering grid. The intervention was among a raft of energy security plans for the country announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa during an address to the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th July 2022:

News in South Africa 13th July: 1. New crypto laws: The South African Reserve Bank is set to introduce new regulations around trading cryptocurrency in the country in the next 12-18 months, says deputy governor Kuben Naidoo. Speaking in PSG’s latest Think Big webinar, Naidoo said that South Africa was largely on par with other […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th July 2022:

News in South Africa 12th July: 1. Standard Bank drops mandatory vaccines: Standard Bank has withdrawn its Covid-19 vaccination policy with immediate effect, with approximately 95% of its employees already vaccinated. In an emailed statement, the bank said it took a range of factors into account in reviewing its policy, including recent regulatory developments, the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th October 2021:

News in South Africa 13th October: 1. More vaccinations needed to hit targets: Business for South Africa (B4SA) says that South Africa will need to introduce a combination of mandatory vaccine policies and incentives if the country is to meet its national vaccination target in December. Currently, vaccination rates are well below the desired rate […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th October 2021:

News in South Africa 7th October: 1. UK set to slash red list: Ministers will slash England’s travel red list to about a dozen countries, but plans for replacing the requirement for a negative PCR test with a lateral flow one to avoid isolation hang in the balance. Destinations including Brazil, Mexico and South Africa […]

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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 26th August 2021:

News in South Africa 26th August: 1. Vaccines and purchasing alcohol: The South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) has dismissed a proposal that Covid-19 vaccinations should be a requirement for purchasing alcohol, warning that it is not a viable option for South Africa. The industry body said that it supports public education and awareness efforts to […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th August 2021:

News in South Africa 5th August: 1. Nationwide strike averted: A general strike in the public sector, which could have shut down state hospitals, schools, and police stations, has been averted but possible industrial action might be in the offing in SA’s engineering and steel industry. A strike in the engineering and steel industry, which […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th June 2021:

News in South Africa 18th June: 1. Teachers next in vaccine rollout: The Health Department said that South Africans could expect the arrival of 300,000 vaccines earmarked for educators on Friday. But the department has also warned that South Africa was in trouble, with all provinces showing an increase in new COVID-19 infections. Acting Minister […]

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