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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Claiming money from UIF: What you need to know:

Claiming money from the UIF: What you need to know:   The coronavirus crisis and lockdown have paralysed businesses and left many in South Africa without an income. Enter the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), which should help those in the formal sector with some form of payment in this time. When a contributing worker becomes […]

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