Five Newsworthy Things in SA 3rd November 2020:

News in South Africa 3rd November: 1. We can learn from Europe 2nd wave: South African scientists are concerned about how rapidly the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading in Europe, noticing similarities in the factors driving a second wave. Several countries have gone into yet another lockdown to stop the spread of the virus like in Austria, Belgium, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd November 2020:

News in South Africa 2nd November: 1. Nelson Mandela Bay Lockdown: From 700 active coronavirus cases on 23 October, the Nelson Mandela Bay metro surpassed 2,000 active cases on Sunday 1 November as health officials claim that there was mass non-compliance with lockdown regulations in the city. Hospital admissions in the province also increased sharply. […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th October 2020:

News in South Africa 14th October: 1. Mid-term budget policy statement postponement: The letter requesting a week’s delay of the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) from Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise arrived after hours on Tuesday evening. Analysts say this is a worrying sign of the grim financial reality the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th October 2020:

News in South Africa 13th October: 1. UIF running out of money: In a report released last month, the Auditor-General outlined that Unemployment Insurance Fund’s (UIF’s) Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) payments were made to dead people, children, prisoners as well as foreigners who had no made contributions to the fund for 12 months. […]

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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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