Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th February 2021:

News in South Africa 15th February: 1. Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved: SA’s regulators have given Johnson and Johnson’s (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine the green light for a phase 3b trial in health-care workers, paving the way for the government to begin dispensing shots on Wednesday. This marks the start of South Africa’s vaccine rollout, with […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 10th February 2021:

News in South Africa 10th February: 1. Ratepayers have had enough: Rates and tax revolts are either underway or being contemplated by ratepayer associations fed up at being forced to pay rates and taxes to dysfunctional municipalities. They are called ‘tax diversions’ rather than revolts, and they’re of questionable legality, but several ratepayer associations are […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th February 2021:

News in South Africa 4th February: 1. 3.1 Million vaccines from Covax: South Africa is expected to get another 3.1 million doses of the Coronavirus vaccine in the first half of this year. COVAX has announced that around 2.8-billion jabs from AstraZeneca and 117,000 from Pfizer should be made available to South Africa. That is if the vaccines are […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th January 2021:

News in South Africa 28th January: 1. Vaccines due to arrive Monday: South Africa’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines are set to arrive in the country on Monday. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize made the announcement on Wednesday, saying that work would now begin to vaccinate the country’s more than 1,25 million health workers first. The Serum Institute of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st January 2021:

News in South Africa 21st January: 1. Economy needs restrictions reduced: Western Cape premier Alan Winde is offering suggestions how to allow a controlled reopening of the economy under Covid-19 regulations, including a limited resumption of the sale of alcohol. He told the provincial legislature about his concerns for businesses and that he had held […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th January 2021:

News in South Africa 11th January: 1. Level 4 more likely: Another spike in Covid-19 cases is coming, health experts have warned, but they say it can be avoided or its severity reduced if Gauteng is moved to lockdown level 4 for 21 days. The experts warned a significant spike in cases was expected in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th November 2020:

News in South Africa 4th November: 1. FFC criticises SAA rescue: Next year is set to be a difficult year for South Africa, with government planning expenditure cuts, the question is how might this impact service delivery, Parliament has heard. The Financial and Fiscal Commission on Tuesday briefed a joint sitting of the Standing Committee […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd September 2020:

News in South Africa 22nd September: 1. Gautrain wants motorists to fork out more: Motorists and taxpayers appear set to become the cash cow to enable the government to reduce its percentage of the funding of the multi-billion rand expansion of the Gautrain. Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) CEO William Dachs said on Monday: “We firmly believe […]

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