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The Eastern Cape has seen a spike in the number of positive Covid-19 infections over the past few weeks. The outbreaks have been happening in some districts in the province, causing a 50% weekly spike in numbers.

Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi said despite the recent StatsSA survey, South Africa is not hopeless and more jobs can be created. 

There's a new vaccine in the works and it's more effective than the one recently developed by Pfizer. This new vaccine, developed by Moderna, has been found to be 94.5% effective against Covid-19. 

From unsafe working conditions to having no PPE, healthcare workers have been facing a range of problems since Covid-19 hit the country. A survey conducted by the Medical Protection Society has made some shocking findings about their experiences at the hands of patients and relatives. 

The unemployment rate in South Africa has been a problem for some time. It reached 30.8% in the third quarter of this year, and there have been calls for interventions to be made.

Now that international travel is allowed, you might want to know a few things before planning your trip. Regulations have been eased to give the tourism sector a chance to recover from the harsh effects of the lockdown. 

The Western Cape has seen a 20% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the province, mainly in the Garden Route District. 

South Africa has been using coal to produce electricity for years, but it has proven to be unsustainable along with the many setbacks faced by Eskom. Now, more sustainable forms of energy are being considered.

Turns out local is lekker, as the Covid-19 vaccine will be made within our borders. South Africa has been working in collaboration with a few pharmaceutical companies in an effort to make the vaccine available to the African continent. 

 

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