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Ramaphosa's Adjustment to Covid Restrictions Fall Flat; Sibanye Strike Reaches Second Week



  • Analysts say Ramphosa’s latest adjustment to covid restrictions are disappointing, illogical, irrational and inconsistent. They argue that the gazetted regulations didn’t bring about enough change besides the relaxing of the requirement to wear masks outdoors, which, could have been done away with six months ago. The state of disaster remained in place, despite pressure from all angles and venues were allowed to hold larger crowds – IOL News
  • KZN MEC for economic development says the R100bn Transnet expansion of the Durban port will create new rail and road linkages – contributing to greater efficiency at the Durban harbour port. This comes as investors voice concerns that Ramaphosa may become more distracted with party issues ahead of the upcoming ANC elective conference in December, instead of pressing for faster reforms. - BuisnessDay
  • KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala (RET affiliated) suggests a debate on whether SA should have a parliamentary democracy vs the current constitutional democracy – opening up another front in the ANC leadership battle to alter the political narrative in an important way. Here, politicians could push to win support by showing disdain for the Constitutional Court – Daily Maverick*
  • Miners at Sibanye Stillwater remain on strike for a second straight week, with unions AMCU & NUM remaining resolute in their position not to accept the current terms offered by employers. Workers are currently losing R500/day as they take part in the protracted action - BD
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