Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th October 2021:

News in South Africa 19th October: 1. School vaccination drive: Gauteng premier David Makhura says his government is working on a programme that will allow children to be vaccinated at schools. “We are going to use the schools as sites for vaccination. We are urging parents to consent. We don’t want to work against parents,” […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th October 2021:

News in South Africa 14th October: 1. State of disaster continues: South Africa will remain in a national state of disaster on Covid-19 until at least 15 November 2021, co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced on Wednesday, except in the unlikely event that it is cancelled early. That state of disaster was first […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th October 2021:

News in South Africa 11th October: 1. Digital vaccine certification struggles: South Africa’s digital Covid-19 vaccine certificate system is experiencing teething problems following its launch on Friday. The health department says it will be resending all Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) numbers to assist people who are struggling to access their certificates. The launch of South […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 16th September 2021:

News in South Africa 16h September: 1. Leaving state of disaster: President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will need to meet certain requirements before the country’s state of disaster regulations can be lifted. The president said that the state of disaster will only be lifted if the appropriate Covid-19 prevention regulations are in place in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 27th August 2021:

News in South Africa 27th August: 1. Anti-vaxxers putting lives at risk: Western Cape provincial health minister Dr Nomafrench Mbombo has lashed out at anti-vaxxers, saying non-expert medical opinions about the Covid-19 vaccines are putting lives at risk by spreading misinformation. She said that vaccination efforts are being undermined by those who believe their opinions […]

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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 6th August 2021:

News in South Africa 6th August: 1. Cabinet reshuffle welcomed: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet reshuffle has been broadly welcomed, though not without its sore points over a few surprises. Most notably, many in the economic sector are disappointed to see finance minister Tito Mboweni exit the portfolio – while parliamentarians are calling the move of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 28th April 2021:

News in South Africa 28th April: 1. Outbreaks of Covid increasing: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday said there were several COVID-19 cluster outbreaks in mines, schools and townships in three provinces, which health experts were monitoring closely. The Northern Cape, the Free State and the North West have recorded a significant spike in daily new coronavirus infection […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th March 2021:

News in South Africa 18th March: 1. Eskom costs keep rising: New research from the CSIR revealed that Eskom produced less electricity in 2020 than it did in 2010, but the cost to produce this electricity has tripled. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently released its annual statistics on power generation in […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd February 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd February: 1. Lessons learned from second wave: We’re past the worst of our second COVID wave, but experts warn that South Africa  will almost certainly be facing a third and fourth wave — possibly with more infections and deaths than in previous waves. A third wave could be only three months […]

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