Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th November 2021:

News in South Africa 17th November: 1. Sasria to pay our R32b for unrest: The South African Special Risk Insurance Association (Sasria) expects to pay out R32 billion to all claimants affected by the unrest that took place in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng in July. The riots insurer together with its agent companies has […]

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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 5th October 2021:

News in South Africa 5th October: 1. Massive national strike today: Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) embarked on a national strike on Tuesday (5 October) following a deadlock in negotiations for a new wage deal. Union members didn’t report for duty in five of the country’s nine provinces and […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 17th August 2021:

News in South Africa 17th August: 1. Discussion over opening up vaccinations: Opening up vaccination for over 18s by the end of this week is expected to be on the agenda of the National Coronavirus Command Council’s (NCCC) expected meeting today amid lagging numbers of people getting jabs. This follows statements from new health minister […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th August 2021:

News in South Africa 11th August: 1. Unvaccinated increase chance of new variants: Health experts warn that populations that remain unvaccinated against Covid-19 increase the risk of more variants developing. The World Health Organization is already thinking past the Greek alphabet for potential variant names, saying that the longer the virus remains in high transmission, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd July 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd July: 1. More vaccinations through medical aid: The latest data on South Africa’s vaccine rollout shows that more people with medical aid are getting the vaccine than those without – with 18% of medical aid members already receiving the shot, versus 6% of those without. The department says this is […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th July 2021:

News in South Africa 19th July:  1. Looting damages excessive: It is not yet clear just how extensive the destruction of particularly retail and warehouse property and the looting of stock in the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng was. On Friday night (July 16), President Cyril Ramaphosa referenced “preliminary reports compiled by NatJoints [the National […]

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