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Growing concerns over South Africa’s new Covid rules – as Thursday deadline approaches

The opposition Democratic Alliance has called on the government to provide clarity on the current state of South Africa’s draft Covid regulations. Public comment for the Draft Health Regulations closed on 24 April 2022, which gave health minister Dr Joe Phaahla and his department only 12 days to process and analyze more than 300,000 submissions […]

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Bank accounts for South Africa’s wealthy – what they offer

Discovery’s recent financial results show how it is carving into South Africa’s affluent market, accounting for a 20% market share of people who earn R100,000 or more each month. Despite some banks targeting the low to the middle-income bracket in recent years with low-cost or zero-fee accounts like Nedbank’s MobiMoney or Standard Banks MyMo Account, […]

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Major upgrade planned for South Africa’s ‘death road’

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is in the planning stages of a massive upgrade for Moloto Road (R573), which has become a major route in South Africa, passing through three provinces. The road was officially handed over to Sanral in 2020, becoming a national route. The Moloto Road stretches over 160km and spans […]

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Call to end South Africa’s state of disaster this week

The opposition Democratic Alliance has called on the government to allow the national state of disaster to lapse on Saturday (15 January) instead of renewing it for a further month. DA leader John Steenhuisen said the regulations are no longer necessary for managing the virus but cause undue harm by undermining the country’s social, economic […]

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It’s time to end South Africa’s state of disaster: premier

Western Cape premier Alan Winde says that the national government’s move to end the curfew should go a step further and put an end to the national state of disaster altogether. Winde said that the end of the curfew was a critical move to help ensure that businesses – particularly the tourism industry – could […]

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South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine certificates are getting an upgrade

Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla has announced an ‘upgraded’ Covid-19 certificate for South Africa, which will be officially be introduced next week. In a media briefing on Friday morning (12 November), Phaahla said that the change will see the QR codes embedded on the digital certificates ‘go live’. This will allow third-party groups to use […]

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