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 28th December 2021:

News in South Africa 28th December: 1. World economy to surpass $100 trillion: The world economy is set to surpass $100 trillion for the first time in 2022, two years earlier than previously forecast, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research.  Global gross domestic product will be lifted by the continued recovery from […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd December 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd December: 1. Warning over crime spike during holidays: While many law-abiding South Africans are taking a break from the hustle and bustle of their typical work routines at this time of the year, it is essential to remember that some criminals won’t be relaxing over the festive season. The holiday […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 26th October 2021:

News in South Africa 26th October: 1. Electricity prices to soar: Eskom has warned that household electricity bills will increase significantly if energy regulator Nersa’s proposals for drastic changes in the way Eskom’s tariffs are determined are accepted. Other stakeholders are equally critical of Nersa’s proposals. Nersa published a discussion paper about its proposals on […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd September 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd September: 1. US approves booster shots: The US has approved the Pfizer vaccine as booster shots for vaccinated individuals. The United States on Wednesday authorized the use of boosters of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people aged over 65, as well as adults at high risk of severe disease and those […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th September 2021:

1. New variant infections slows: South African scientists said a new variant, with a concerning number of mutations, spread at a slower rate last month than in July. The so-called C.1.2 variant accounted for just 1.5% of all virus samples sequenced in the country in August compared with 2.2% in July, according to the Network […]

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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 28th December 2020:

News in South Africa 28th December: 1. Liquor ban consideration: South Africa is considering reinstating a total ban on liquor sales as the number of Covid-19 infections surge over the summer holiday season. Restrictions on alcohol sales have been implemented to various degrees since one of the world’s most stringent lockdowns was imposed in March, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 4th November 2020:

News in South Africa 4th November: 1. FFC criticises SAA rescue: Next year is set to be a difficult year for South Africa, with government planning expenditure cuts, the question is how might this impact service delivery, Parliament has heard. The Financial and Fiscal Commission on Tuesday briefed a joint sitting of the Standing Committee […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 2nd October 2020:

News in South Africa 2nd October: 1. Sasol to sell 50% of US project: Sasol has agreed to sell a 50% stake in its US base chemicals business to LyondellBasell Industries for $2 billion to help pay down debt. The unit will become a joint venture between the South African company and the US chemicals […]

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