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Predictions of COVID-19 fourth wave raise anxiety for businesses

An organized business is worried about the possibility of a fourth wave of COVID infections.

COVID infection figures are low, but vaccination rates have also dropped as Business for South Africa’s Martin Kingston explained, “We’ve seen a very significant turning of daily vaccinations of all age groups, the younger cohorts are not getting vaccinated as quickly as we’d like them to.”

South Africa has the capacity to vaccinate as many as 350,000 people every day but most days they recorded no more than 130,000 jabs.

Kingston said this was particularly worrying amid predictions of an imminent fourth wave of infections expected by mid-December. As the nation’s businesses try to recover from a series of deeply damaging lockdowns, Kingston said the economy could not take another levelling up of COVID regulations.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Julius Malema defends gifts to King Dalindyebo

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has lashed out at those saying the party has been bribing AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo with gifts, saying he must be celebrated.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema

Malema and his top leadership have spent Saturday at Dalindyebo’s palace in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape at what has been called an EFF welcoming ceremony. Learn more

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