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27 November 2020 Weekly Update

NEWS DIGEST


The season for super-spreading

Snaking Black Friday queues. Summer traditional initiation ceremonies. End-of-school functions. Year-end social gatherings. 'Tis a season for super-spreading, writes Legalbrief. It should be a wake-up call for South Africans, but the worrying spike in cases in the Eastern Cape, where ... Read More

SA signs up to Covax programme

SA has pledged R500m towards the WHO's Covax programme, which aims to provide equitable access to proven Covid-19 vaccines in middle- and lower-income countries, reports BusinessLIVE. SA, one of only a few countries in the world that has not signed ... Read More

Santam's bid to join Guardrisk suit fails

Santam's was unsuccessful in its last-minute bid to have Guardrisk’s SCA Covid-19-related business interruption insurance case against Café Chameleon postponed this week. The call for a postponement by Santam was part of a new move to try to join the ... Read More

FROM THE EXPERTS


SIDE-BAR


Bus drivers protest

Bus drivers protestMore than 300 Algoa Bus Company drivers protested in front of the Korsten Depot in Port Elizabeth on Monday morning, demanding UIF Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) funds. Led by the EFF, the protest comes after failed ... Read More

Lockdown teen pregnancies

Lockdown teen pregnancies Lockdown has coincided with an increase in teenage pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa, where 1m pregnant teens face difficulties in returning to school. According to World Vision, a humanitarian aid organisation, teenage pregnancy spiked during the Covid-19 crisis, and ... Read More

Gloves factories hit by virus

Gloves factories hit by virusThe world's biggest rubber glove manufacturer, Malaysia’s Top Glove, that reaped a fortune making protective gear to fight Covid-19, now finds itself exposed to the pandemic after its workers caught the virus, forcing authorities to ... Read More

QUOTES


Quotes

'The problem goes a bit further than just the tavern owners. There is a huge problem with the young people who are heavy drinkers. It is a growing problem, not only in Nelson Mandela Bay, but elsewhere in the province ... Read More