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  1. Jan

    Fight brewing over vaccine passports in South Africa

    Vaccination passport for South Africa is a bad idea — economist Using a vaccine passport to restrict people’s access to public places in South Africa is a bad idea, says Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt. Roodt told Mail & Guardian that individuals should be able to decide whether...
  2. Jan

    How South Africa's digital Covid-19 vaccine passport will work

    Digital Covid-19 vaccine passport for South Africa — How it will work The National Department of Health is developing a digital Covid-19 vaccine passport in South Africa, a departmental spokesperson has told MyBroadband. This comes after the minister in the presidency Mondli Gungubele said...
  3. Jan

    Update: Ramaphosa announces move to adjusted lockdown level 2 from Monday, 13 September 2021

    Covid-19 lockdown level 2 expected — Ramaphosa to address South Africa South Africa’s lockdown restrictions are expected to be reduced to Alert Level 2, News24 reported. News of the anticipated relaxation in lockdown regulations follows an announcement that President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired...
  4. Jan

    "Society" must identify weaknesses in witness and whistleblower protections - Ramaphosa

    Whistleblower protection in South Africa needs urgent review — Ramaphosa As the fight against corruption gathers momentum, South Africa needs to urgently review its approach to witness protection and the broader protection of whistleblowers, President Cyril Ramaphosa says in his weekly letter...
  5. Jan

    Health department will recommend against lowering South Africa's lockdown level

    Alcohol restrictions in South Africa to be extended The Department of Health will be recommending to the National Coronavirus Command Council and Cabinet that South Africa remain on its current adjusted Alert Level 3 lockdown. This is according to Minister of Health Joe Phaahla, who was...
  6. Jan

    Plot to force South Africa to its knees on 23 August - report

    New plan to bring South Africa to its knees on Monday 23 August Police are preparing for attacks on law enforcement entities and important infrastructure next week, which aim to make South Africa ungovernable. This is according to a report from Netwerk24, citing a document from intelligence...
  7. Jan

    Reason for Tito Mboweni's exit is bad news for South Africa - Dawie Roodt

    Dawie Roodt predicted Tito Mboweni's exit — here is what else he said Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt has accurately predicted the exit of former finance minister Tito Mboweni, and the reason for his exit is not good news for South Africa. Last year, Roodt said the ANC’s main...
  8. Jan

    100MW private power generation deadline missed

    Bad news about private power generation Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has still not published an amendment to the Electricity Regulation Act that will allow individuals and businesses to install up to 100MW of private power generation without a licence. On 10 June 2021, President Cyril...
  9. Jan

    Thirteen Communications Ministers in thirteen years

    13 ministers in 13 years President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Khumbudzo Ntshavheni as the new communication minister, replacing Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, who has been in the role since 2018. The latest communications minister appointment came as part of a cabinet reshuffle by President Cyril...
  10. Jan

    SIU investigating R474 million in EOH contracts for corruption

    EOH contracts worth R474 million probed for corruption The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) will investigate four IT contracts to the value of R474 million awarded to EOH by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The SIU said the contracts linked to corruption and maladministration were...
  11. Jan

    ISP black ownership should be incentivised with a carrot, not a whip

    Forcing ISPs to have black owners is "legalised corruption" New regulations in South Africa’s telecoms industry that force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to have at least 30% black ownership will not work and are effectively a form of legalised corruption. This is the view of one owner of a...
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    These are the companies President Ramaphosa has owned

    These are the companies President Ramaphosa has owned Cyril Ramaphosa is not only the South African President — he is also one of the wealthiest people in the country, with an estimated wealth of R6.6 billion. To understand how Ramaphosa amassed such extraordinary wealth, it is important to...
  13. Jan

    Adjusted lockdown level 3 regulations published

    New lockdown level 3 regulations — what you can and can't do The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Corporate Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has published updated regulations for South Africa's adjusted alert level 3 lockdown. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his national...
  14. Jan

    Ramaphosa announces move to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 — alcohol unbanned

    South Africa goes to lockdown level 3 — alcohol unbanned President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday that South Africa would return to adjusted level 3 lockdown regulations, relaxing the ban on alcohol and extending the hours of curfew. Alcohol will be allowed for off-site purchase between...
  15. Jan

    South Africa over third wave peak - lockdown and alcohol restrictions may be relaxed

    Alcohol restrictions in South Africa could be relaxed South Africa’s government said a third wave of coronavirus infections has passed its peak, a development that could give it scope to ease a ban on alcohol sales and other restrictions. The country recorded 14,858 new cases in the past 24...
  16. Jan

    New details about Transnet cyberattack

    New details about Transnet cyberattack Transnet has been the victim of a ransomware attack, eNCA journalist Sli Masikane has reported. The report stated that Transnet employees received notices to disconnect all their devices from the state-owned logistics company's network and not to access...
  17. Jan

    South Africa's Minister of Defence vs the US Secretary of Defense

    Simple comparison explains why South Africa's ministers are so bad at their jobs Last week's deadly riots and looting exposed the incompetence and lack of accountability in South Africa's cabinet — especially the crime prevention and security cluster. President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged...
  18. Jan

    President Ramaphosa's phone number found in Pegasus spyware database

    Ramaphosa's phone identified in leaked Pegasus spy project records President Ramaphosa's phone number has appeared in a leaked database of potential targets of the Pegasus spyware, The Guardian reported. According to the report, the list is believed to indicate individuals who were identified...
  19. Jan

    Six alleged insurrectionists arrested

    Six arrested for instigating insurrection in South Africa South African authorities arrested six people who allegedly instigated a week of rioting that claimed at least 215 lives and have charged them with inciting public violence. One of the six was released on bail, while the other five are...
  20. Jan

    Shilowa, Shapiro, Brown, Steenhuisen: Ramaphosa must fire Cele and Dlodlo

    Ramaphosa must fire Cele and Dlodlo for failing to keep South Africans safe President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged that government was poorly prepared to deal with the public violence, destruction, and sabotage that hit KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. “We must admit that we did not have the...
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