Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th June 2021:

News in South Africa 15th June: 1. Power crisis deepens: he City of Joburg is facing a deepening power crisis, with electricity problems leading to more blackouts that take days to repair. The problems extend beyond just outages, with delayed maintenance, tampering and illegal connections now putting lives at risk. Numerous reports of live electricity […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th May 2021:

News in South Africa 6th May: 1. Eskom winter struggles: Data published by Eskom this week shows that the utility has not been able to generate enough electricity to adequately meet peak evening demand. On Monday night it fell 254 megawatts (MW) short of peak demand at 6pm, and on Tuesday night it was 158MW […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd April 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd April: 1. Union vs govt war possibility: As unions wait for government to respond to public wage demands today, there is a view from leaders that a ‘war’ with government is unavoidable at this stage. The union said it’s left confused as to why Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu would […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th March 2021:

News in South Africa 30th March: 1. Easter infection risks and restrictions: While South Africans are gearing up for tighter lockdown restrictions this coming Easter, 50 of 52 districts in the country are not yet showing any signs of increased rates of infection. Two outliers, in Gauteng and Limpopo, have shown slight increases in infections […]

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