Credit reporting agency TransUnion has published its Consumer Credit Trends report for 2020, detailing how the country’s coronavirus lockdown has impacted the finances of the average South African citizen. With a fall in GDP and the associated rise in unemployment, consumers have had to prioritise their personal finances to cope[…]
Prospective pilgrims have shared their tear-jerking reaction to the news that the auspicious journey of Hajj 1441 has been cancelled. Following weeks of anticipation, the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) and the Department of International Relations held a joint meeting on Thursday to determine the status of Hajj[…]
A group of 22 South Africans who were to be repatriated from Kenya – as the world battles coronavirus – remain stranded in Nairobi. This after SEMAIR, the airline that was to evacuate them, again, cancelled at the 11th hour. The airline is alleged to have failed to inform passengers[…]
Ministers who are part of the National Command Council once again gave an update on a variety of issues at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday. Among the issues discussed were grant payments, assistance to South Africans who are still stranded abroad, transport issues and worker-related issues. There are[…]
South Africans being repatriated from Wuhan, China, will be kept in isolation for between 14 and 21 days, with soldiers and the army patrolling the perimeter of a special quarantine facility in Limpopo, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday. He described Wuhan as being “awash” with the Coronavirus during[…]
Psychologists are warning that South Africans who are to be evacuated from China may face a cold reception when they return home. This is after government announced last week that it will bring 151 South Africans back who have been living in the city of Wuhan, at the epicenter[…]
With the World Health Organisation (WHO) expected to decide on Thursday whether the coronavirus crisis should be declared an international health emergency, a South African who has been working in Beijing in China has described the current situation as “calm”. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, approximately 7,911 cases have[…]
The Embassy of China in Pretoria on Friday urged South Africans to avoid travelling to China’s central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the current coronavirus epidemic which has so far killed at least 26 people. “Friends from South Africa are requested not to go to Wuhan for the time[…]
The bulk of the South African tourists who were involved in a bus explosion near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids are heading back home. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said in a statement on Sunday night that 25 of the 28 South Africans will be returning to South Africa on[…]
The bodies of four South Africans who went missing at sea while on holiday in Mozambique have been repatriated back to country. The families’ spokesperson Bongani Diako said the bodies were brought back to South Africa on Tuesday. “The past eight days were a painful experience of uncertainty and sadness[…]
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