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Today's headlines:

1. Last night, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced a temporary pause of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine rollout following a decision by the US authorities to pause the vaccine rollout after of blood clots were discovered in six female recipients. The vaccine has been rolled out to almost seven million US residents. 

2. Stage 2 load shedding returned last night, but was suspended at 05:00 this morning. The return to service of three units has been delayed, while another three service units tripped during the day.

3. Former president Jacob Zuma faces a R25m legal bill after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled against him yesterday. The SCA blocked the state funding his corruption trial costs, and cleared the way for the State Attorney to recover millions spent by Zuma on legal fees, News24 reported.

4. The rand has rallied overnight and is currently trading at R14.49/$.

5. The agricultural group Zeder said this morning that it "received several approaches from third parties interested in acquiring a number of Zeder portfolio investments".

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Source: Charlie Bilello

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