SA boosts troops to 25,000 to quash riots; WHO warns SA of covid surge after riots; Santam

Posted on 07/15/2021

News headlines:
*South Africa mustered its army reserves in a bid to quell several days of looting that has ravaged supplies of food and other essentials and dealt a crippling blow to its economy.
*he World Health Organisation’s Africa director has warned that South Africa should prepare itself for a surge in coronavirus cases following the widespread rioting and looting that has occurred in the two most populous provinces.
*Santam says the recent spate of looting and destruction to property could have long-term implications on the cost of insurance and investor confidence in South Africa.