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With President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing the country will move to Level 2 lockdown starting Monday, August 17 at midnight, industries desperately awaiting full relief for the unprecedented losses they suffered during the shutdown.
South African citizens are ready to learn much fuller details about the latest round of measures implemented by the government in their phased approach to reopening the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic.
TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Monday August 17th
The NCCC will develop level 2 regulations
South African citizens are set to learn much fuller details about the latest round of measures implemented by the government in their phased approach to reopening the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which have been changed as the country moves to Level 2 lockdown.
The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) will allow its various national department heads to describe how the state’s approach to newly introduced policies will progress, as the relaxation of trade restrictions has been significantly reduced. The lifting of the ban on cigarettes and alcohol, as well as the
Is Eskom going to implement more load shedding?
The load shedding could be set for unwanted return next week, according to the latest update released by Eskom.
The dreaded power outages made a comeback in South African households over the past week and were suspended over the weekend. The South African power producer said its system was under severe pressure following a series of problems with maintaining critical infrastructure. The re-commissioning of a production unit in each of the Duvha and Medupi power plants was delayed, and the production units in Tutuka, Majuba, Komati, Kendal and two units in Hendrina were closed.
Over the weekend, parts of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo were plunged into darkness as Eskom implemented load reduction. Will we have to have more load shedding in the coming weeks?
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