Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th May 2021:

News in South Africa 27th May: 1. Salaries have recovered: The South African workforce and pensioners are taking home almost as much income as they used to before the Covid-19 pandemic. According to BankervAfrica data, the average take-home pay for workers and pensioners whose monthly income is paid through banks increased to R15 083 in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th May 2021:

News in South Africa 18th May: 1. Second phase rollout starts well: Health minister Zweli Mkhize says that South Africa’s first day of the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout went relatively well, barring challenges presented by nationwide load shedding, and violent protests in the Free State. The minister said that ‘a large number’ […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th May 2021:

News in South Africa 14th May: 1. Powership tender rigged: Allegations are being made left, right and centre around the use of Turkish-made power ships, and the R255 billion contract scored by the one company who owns them. When Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe announced preferred bidders in March, three of the eight preferred […]

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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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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th February 2021:

News in South Africa 5th February: 1. Future alcohol bans still a possibility: The blanket ban on alcohol sales might be over, but the legal battle between South African Breweries (SAB) and Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is not. And, according to an affidavit filed by the minister in the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd February 2021:

News in South Africa 3rd February: 1. Calls for transparency with vaccine tenders: The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has sent a letter to the ministers of health and finance calling for open tender processes for the storage and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine. The committee has requested the two ministers in the letter […]

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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 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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