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 29th November 2021:

News in South Africa 29th November: 1. SA stays on Alert level 1: South Africa to remain on Alert Level 1 – but ‘every one of us needs to get vaccinated’ Vaccination is by far the most important way to protect yourself and those around you against the Omicron variant, to reduce the impact of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 23rd November 2021:

News in South Africa 23rd November: 1. Fourth Covid wave creeping in: Wits University vaccinologist Prof Shabir Madhi says that South Africa is in the early stages of a Covid-19 resurgence and warns that the fourth wave of infections will likely hit different parts of the country at different times. The fourth wave is starting, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd November 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd November: 1. Vaccine certificates for local use only: It will take some time before South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination certificates can be available for use abroad. That’s the word from Acting Director-General at the health department, Dr Nicholas Crisp. This follows complaints from some people that their certificates aren’t accepted in certain countries […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 15th November 2021:

News in South Africa 15th November: 1. 54-Hour JHB water shut down: Many Gauteng residents are bracing for water supply disruptions on Monday as Rand Water implements its 54-hour shutdown. Water disruptions can be expected from Monday morning and residents will probably notice a difference if they live in the City of Johannesburg, Rand West, […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 5th November 2021:

News in South Africa 5th November: 1. ANC gets 46% in local elections: South Africa entered new political territory on Thursday as most voters turned against the ANC for the first time in the democratic era. The ANC suffered a historic loss, ending the elections with 46% of the vote, followed by the DA with […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 25th October 2021:

News in South Africa 25th October: 1. New lockdown level 1 regulations: The government has gazetted updated regulations for South Africa’s adjusted level 1 lockdown, including changes for schools and transport. The changes include the relaxation of restrictions for air travel and updated regulations around school gatherings, sports, and extra-curricular activities. The changes are outlined […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd October 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd October: 1. No target set for child vaccinations: Health Minister Joe Phaahla said they had not set a target for teenagers they would like to see vaccinated against COVID-19 because adults still remained the priority. Phaahla made the comments at the OR Tambo Health Centre in Diepsloot on Thursday where […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th October 2021:

News in South Africa 20th October: 1. Teens can now get vaccinated: The Health Department said that it was expecting a significant number of parents and guardians to take their children to vaccine sites after school on Wednesday to get their Pfizer jabs. It is the first day that 12- to 17-year-olds qualify for a […]

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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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