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 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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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd June 2021:

News in South Africa 2nd June: 1. Unemployment rate record high: The statisticians conclude that the unemployment rate in SA is still climbing and that according to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) has reached the highest level since the introduction of the survey in 2008. The official unemployment rate increased to 32.6% in the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th February 2021:

News in South Africa 12th February: 1. SONA falls flat but TERS reinitiated: Opposition parties have described President Cyril Ramaphosa’s fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) as out of touch and out of ideas. Ramaphosa delivered little in the way of new plans in his address, focusing rather on reporting back on progress. For […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th December 2020:

News in South Africa 30th December: 1. Long wait for vaccines: South Africa, which has Africa’s worst recorded coronavirus outbreak, may have to wait months to receive its first vaccines even as other countries race to roll out the shots. The government only expects vaccines that it paid a deposit to secure from the World […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th October 2020:

News in South Africa 6th October: 1. Health department under scrutiny: The Gauteng government is facing increasing scrutiny over its health infrastructure spend. The pressure is such that Premier David Makhura is reported to be planning a press conference on Thursday 8 October at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to provide “a comprehensive update of all […]

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