Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th January 2022:

News in South Africa 4th January 2022: 1. Updated travel restrictions for SA: Both Germany and the US have eased some travel restrictions on South Africa, as global concerns around the Omicron variant continue to subside. In a proclamation issued at the end of December, US president Joe Biden said that health officials had made substantial progress […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th December 2021:

News in South Africa 13th December: 1. Lockdown free Christmas possible: Health Minister Joe Phaahla says if South Africans stay put and observe all Covid-19 protocols then a lockdown free Christmas might be possible. The National Coronavirus Command Council is set to meet on Tuesday. Phaahla says that the data is “promising”, but the number […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 30th November 2021:

News in South Africa 30th November: 1. Mandatory vaccines coming: As the government moves to consult and investigate vaccine mandates amid calls from businesses and other groups that they are implemented as soon as possible, legal opinions are coming around how viable such mandates could be in the eyes of the law. Legal experts believe […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th October 2021:

News in South Africa 4th October: 1. UK to lift travel restrictions: The United Kingdom has updated its international travel system, effectively scrapping its ‘traffic light’ programme, which classified countries as ‘green’, ‘yellow’ and ‘red’ based on their Covid-19 risk. The change, which took effect from Monday morning (4 October), introduces only two categories – […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th September 2021:

News in South Africa 20th September: 1. Updated travel restrictions: Germany has removed South Africa from its list of high-risk countries, giving travellers another route into the European Union’s (EU) Schengen region. In a notice on Sunday (19 September), the German federal government announced that 14 countries have been removed from the list, no longer […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th June 2021:

News in South Africa 11th June: 1. Third wave officially here: The National Institute of Communicable Diseases says that South Africa is now officially in a third wave, with the latest numbers meeting the technical requirements to declare as such. While provinces have been declaring a third wave over the past few weeks, the national […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 6th May 2021:

News in South Africa 6th May: 1. Eskom winter struggles: Data published by Eskom this week shows that the utility has not been able to generate enough electricity to adequately meet peak evening demand. On Monday night it fell 254 megawatts (MW) short of peak demand at 6pm, and on Tuesday night it was 158MW […]

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