Showing posts with category "lifestyle"

South Africa to get an ‘extra’ public holiday in 2022

South Africa will have 12 public holidays in 2022, including an additional day off to celebrate a public holiday that falls over a weekend.

January 5, 2022
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Updated travel restrictions for South Africa at the start of 2022

Both Germany and the US have eased some travel restrictions on South Africa, as global concerns around the Omicron variant continue to subside.

January 4, 2022
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5 important things happening in South Africa today

South Africa continues to face lingering travel restrictions; Firefighters are battling a flare-up of a fire at the houses of parliament; a last-minute move has been made to block the state-capture report from being handed to Ramaphosa; and Eskom plans to start its separation process in 2022.

January 4, 2022
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New vaping rules and taxes planned for South Africa

The National Treasury has published a discussion paper outlining a proposal on the taxation of electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

January 3, 2022
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Food prices right now: Joburg vs Cape Town vs Durban

The latest food price data tracked by the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group (PMBEJD), shows that prices in Johannesburg have dropped over the last month – and that Durban now has the most costly food basket across the three major metros tracked by the group.

December 31, 2021
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South Africa walks back Covid quarantine and isolation changes

South Africa paused a plan to end Covid-19 contact tracing and some quarantine measures to consider additional comments about the policy.

December 29, 2021
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US to ease travel restrictions on South Africa next week

The US will lift restrictions on southern African countries on 31 December now that officials better understand the threat of the omicron variant of Covid-19, the White House said Friday.

December 25, 2021
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Covid booster shots will start rolling out this week – here’s who can get them

The Department of Health has announced that Covid-19 booster doses will start rolling out from this Friday (24 December 2021).

December 24, 2021
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Covid cases halve, but deaths spike in South Africa

South Africa’s daily coronavirus cases almost halved amid a fourth wave of infections fueled by the omicron variant.

December 21, 2021
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Previous Covid recovery doesn’t offer much protection against Omicron: UK study

A previous Covid-19 recovery provides little shield against infection with the omicron variant, a research team from Imperial College London showed in a large study that underlines the importance of booster shots.

December 18, 2021
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Changes to pet and animal keeping by-laws in Cape Town

The City of Cape Town welcomes the promulgation of the amended Animal Keeping By-Law.

December 17, 2021
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51 of the safest, cleanest beaches in South Africa

The Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) says that Blue Flags will be flown at 51 beaches, five marinas and by four sustainable tourism boats around South Africa over the forthcoming 2021/22 Blue Flag season.

December 17, 2021
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