From Business Insider South Africa:

Outrage as Johann Rupert jumps vaccination queue in Switzerland

A Windhoek ad has been banned for suggesting real men – like Gerard Butler – drink real beer

Vaccines may not work as well against Covid variant in SA, new research shows

Yes, food prices are rocketing. These items are getting pricier, fast

Ginger prices have doubled in months as demand soars amid the pandemic

Dubai halts entry to SA travellers – returning residents first need govt approval

UK extends SA travel ban – with British Airways flights from Joburg to Heathrow cancelled until mid-Feb

KLM cuts SA flights as the Netherlands imposes one of the strictest travel requirements worldwide

Urgent bid to stop new restaurant pay rules – and employers say govt supports their interdict

Today's headlines:

1. The repo rate was left unchanged at 3.5% (prime rate: 7.0%) yesterday – but two of the five members of the monetary policy committee voted for a cut.

2. Unions say the SABC could see a “blackout” today as they protest retrenchments – but the broadcaster maintains it has contingency plans to avoid this.

3. Mr Price reported this morning that sales at its SA retailers grew by 5.4% to R6.9 billion in the 13 weeks to end-December. It says homeware sales boomed - up by almost 11% - as many people are still working from home.

4. Gold Fields has appointed former Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith as its new boss. The company only has one gold mine left in South Africa.


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