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 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 31st August 2021:

News in South Africa 31st August: 1. New Covid variant in SA: Researchers are investigating a new variant with multiple mutations in South Africa. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported the identification of a potential variant of interest called C.1.2. The NICD said that the lineage was first found in the country […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th August 2021:

News in South Africa 16th August: 1. Third wave hits Cape and Natal: The Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal are now driving the third wave of Covid-19 in South Africa, with a spike in cases in the latter province as a result of riots and looting in huge crowds in mid-July. KwaZulu-Natal is in its third […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd August 2021:

News in South Africa 2nd August: 1. Primary schools back in action: Primary schooling is expected to take a step closer to normality as thousands of pupils will return to class on a daily basis from Monday. The decision to allow full attendance of pupils from grades R to 7, as well as learners attending […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd July 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd July: 1. Covid-19 Third wave peak passed: Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says that indications point to South Africa having passed the peak of a third Covid-19 wave. Kubayi said in a media briefing on Friday morning (23 July), that while this is welcome news, there are still concerns that the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 8th July 2021:

News in South Africa 8th July: 1. SA death numbers rising: The Western Cape has warned to brace for rising death numbers in the province, while Gauteng has recorded its deadliest week on record amid a third wave of Covid-19 infections, driven by the Delta variant, with just more than 4 800 deaths from natural […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th June 2021:

News in South Africa 25th June: 1. Gauteng not yet at Covid peak: Politicians and scientists are begging the citizens of Gauteng to do the basics to curb the spread of COVID-19. The nation’s economic hub is in the grips of a bruising third wave, with more than 74,000 active cases in the province. Nationally, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th May 2021:

News in South Africa 28th May: 1. Karpowership fights back: Karpowership SA has fired back at claims that its potential R225-billion power supply deal with Eskom is tainted by corruption. Explosive allegations were made by DNG Power Holdings, a rival bidder in the government’s Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMI4P), in a court […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th May 2021:

News in South Africa 12th May: 1. Beitbridge border tender: The department of public works and infrastructure told the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Tuesday that plans were afoot to issue tenders as part of solutions to adequately fence and secure the country’s borders. This follows the dismal failure of the 40km razor […]

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