Today’s business update, and vaccines for 40-year olds with co-morbidities – who work for Impala
From Business Insider South Africa:
1. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says Eskom declared war on its employees by declaring a dispute in wage negotiations, where the offer is 1.5% and the ask is 15%. The NUM separately rejected the report that comprehensively cleared Eskom CEO André de Ruyter of charges of racism, saying Parliament should investigate those.
2. President Cyril Ramaphosa cited the importance of due process and told Parliament he will not act on the Digital Vibes allegations against his health minister until investigations are complete. Meanwhile allies are apparently suggesting to Zweli Mkhize that he should step aside, and the ANC integrity commission wants to talk to him.
3. New coronavirus infections reported on Wednesday approached 6,000, with the positivity rate on tests climbing steadily. The rollout of vaccines remains behind available supply, by about 25% – before a big batch of J&J possibly becomes available late this week.
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