South African Business News
South African Business News
WATCH LIVE: Ramaphosa leads call for national day of prayer
on 26th May 2020 at 5:08 pm
President Cyril Ramaphosa is also expected to provide an update on provisions for the religious sector following a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council which considered the inputs made by the sector in recent consultations with interfaith leaders.
BTFA: Govt consultations on cigarette sale ban a smokescreen
on 26th May 2020 at 4:34 pm
The Black Tobacco Farmers Association (BTFA) claimed that farms were 'dying' and so were their livelihoods, complaining that government did not consider the views of the many who supported the sale of tobacco products.
Amcu raises concerns over increasing COVID-19 cases at mines
on 26th May 2020 at 4:28 pm
The gold mine near Carletonville has temporarily closed after the first case was reported last week.
SAA aiming to resume domestic flights from mid-June
on 26th May 2020 at 4:17 pm
SAA said that customers who bought tickets for flights that occurred during the lockdown would be able to use their tickets.
Lesufi confident parents will allow pupils to return to school on Monday
on 26th May 2020 at 4:05 pm
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited Ga-Rankuwa Primary School, north of Pretoria on Tuesday to assess the state of readiness.
Netcare denies irresponsibility at St Augustine's led to COVID-19 outbreak
on 26th May 2020 at 3:56 pm
Netcare said that 77 of the 80 healthcare workers who tested positive for COVID-19 at its St Augustine's Hospital in Durban had recovered.
Zuma threatens to report top KZN judge to JSC over NPA talks on corruption trial
on 26th May 2020 at 3:28 pm
Jacob Zuma's legal team claims that Judge Achmat Jappie sent an email to the NPA asking about the expected duration of the trial and the proposed date.
Steenhuisen: Reopening of economy about six weeks too late
on 26th May 2020 at 3:14 pm
Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen said that South Africa was heading towards an economic depression because of the six-week hard lockdown implemented by government to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Miriam Makeba: 9 passports, no pass
by Lindokuhle Nkosi on 26th May 2020 at 3:07 pm
In this poetic commentary on Dathini Mzayiya’s video portrait of Miriam Makeba, Lindokuhle Nkosi inscribes moments of death, spiritual calling, sorrow and exile born by Makeba, during her singular and passionate life The post Miriam Makeba: 9 passports, no pass appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Schools not ready to reopen - Naptosa
on 26th May 2020 at 3:04 pm
Teachers have returned this week and grades 7 and 12 can get back to class from next week.
OPINION: On COVID-19, science and the politics of data
on 26th May 2020 at 3:00 pm
Baseless evidence and unverified facts are making our rescue from COVID-19 more difficult, write Nyiko Mabunda and Busani Ngcaweni.
Kempton Park to experience electricity supply interruption tomorrow
on 26th May 2020 at 2:37 pm
The municipality said the power cut was due to the emergency electrical equipment repairs.
Ramaphosa to give update on resumption of religious gatherings tonight
on 26th May 2020 at 2:11 pm
There have been calls from some churches to declare places of worship an essential service from lockdown level 3.
Juvenile suspect in Andile Mbuthu murder abandons bail bid
on 26th May 2020 at 2:02 pm
Andile Mbuthu was kidnapped and assaulted late last month after being accused of stealing alcohol from a tavern in the oThongathi area, north of Durban.
Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India
by Staff Reporter on 26th May 2020 at 1:55 pm
A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now The post Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic
by Staff Reporter on 26th May 2020 at 1:54 pm
Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future The post What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
SA facing COVID-19 testing kit shortage, warns Mkhize
on 26th May 2020 at 1:43 pm
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warned that they could soon run into problems as the country ramped up its testing and tracing regime.
Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective
by Staff Reporter on 26th May 2020 at 1:40 pm
The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year The post Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
ANALYSIS: COVID-19 exposes underbelly of SA's education system
on 26th May 2020 at 1:28 pm
The inequalities in South Africa's education are systematically being exposed at a scale not experienced before.
DA leadership candidate Ntuli says virtual elective congress won't free and fair
on 26th May 2020 at 1:26 pm
Last week, the party's federal executive council resolved to hold the online congress on 31 October this year.
Maile 'impressed' with progress made at Rooiwal water treatment plant
on 26th May 2020 at 1:23 pm
Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC Lebogang Maile on Tuesday visited the treatment plant, which is being built to improve water provision to the Hammanskraal area, which has been battling with proper water supply for some time now.
Tygerberg Hospital CEO allays MPs' concerns over COVID-19 measures
on 26th May 2020 at 1:19 pm
Amid concerns over access to PPE, Parliament's health committee members are also worried about nursing staff getting infected with COVID-19.
Two dead in new ANC KwaZulu-Natal killings
by Paddy Harper on 26th May 2020 at 1:10 pm
A Mtubatuba councillor and a Hammarsdale ANC Youth League leader were shot yesterday near their homes The post Two dead in new ANC KwaZulu-Natal killings appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
FFC: SA needs bigger, bolder fiscal support package to offset COVID-19 impact
on 26th May 2020 at 12:53 pm
The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) said that the COVID-19 pandemic had turned the Budget tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in February 'upside-down', helping make 2020 one of the most difficult years in South Africa's economic history.
4 WC school staff members test positive for COVID-19: dept
on 26th May 2020 at 12:00 pm
The provincial Education Department had already earlier this month delivered cleaning materials to help staff prepare for the phased reopening of schools from 1 June.
Dlamini-Zuma defends cigarette sales ban, says she's not Mazzotti's friend
on 26th May 2020 at 11:33 am
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has come under fire for her position on cigarette sales.
The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean
by Mg Data Desk on 26th May 2020 at 11:24 am
About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections The post The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
CoCT shifts COVID-19 strategy to prioritise certain risk categories
on 26th May 2020 at 11:21 am
The city said that most people who contracted the virus would be able to self-isolate at home and recover without requiring any further medical intervention.
ConCourt sets the record straight on postnuptial contracts for married couples
on 26th May 2020 at 11:20 am
Anita Mans approached the court after she and her husband signed a contract outside of their antenuptial contract with no supervision of the courts.
Andile Mbuthu's alleged killers expected back in court today
on 26th May 2020 at 11:00 am
The men allegedly attacked 16-year-old Andile Buthu last month after he was accused of stealing alcohol from a local tavern.
Mbalula 'concerned' about taxis, trains as SA gears up for level 3 lockdown
on 26th May 2020 at 10:39 am
The minister said trains and buses would start operating and interprovincial taxi and bus travel would also be allowed for essential workers under level 3 lockdown.
Police raid Kensington lab, confiscate drugs worth millions
on 26th May 2020 at 10:24 am
Investigators discovered the drug laboratory during a raid and arrested one suspect.
Menzi Ngubane's illness 'grossly exaggerated' on social media, says family
on 26th May 2020 at 10:15 am
Speculation was rife on social media that it was again Menzi Ngubane's kidney problem that sent him to the hospital recently. His family, however, said it was not as bad as it was being portrayed.
Inside the COVID-19 field hospital at CTICC
on 26th May 2020 at 9:59 am
It would provide 850 much-needed beds to the province's health system as the outbreak worsens.
Sars to lose R250bn in projected revenue collection, says Dlamini-Zuma
on 26th May 2020 at 9:53 am
The minister on Tuesday briefed members of the NCOP on government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sending children back to school next week is dangerous - Eusa
on 26th May 2020 at 9:47 am
The Educators' Union of South Africa threatened to take legal action against Motshekga if she went ahead with the plan to reopen schools from next week.
Rand climbs to 8 week high vs dollar
on 26th May 2020 at 9:23 am
At 0605 GMT, the rand traded at 17.4700 per dollar, 0.91% firmer than its previous close.
SAMRC drops any further investigation into Professor Glenda Gray
on 26th May 2020 at 9:09 am
In a statement, the board said it met to discuss the current challenges relating to the media statements made by Gray in her private capacity.
Workers with noncompliant bosses can now access Covid-19 relief scheme
by Sarah Smit on 26th May 2020 at 8:40 am
Last week the department of labour announced that more than R14-billion had been paid to workers, but some are still struggling to access the fund The post Workers with noncompliant bosses can now access Covid-19 relief scheme appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Man killed after being accused of stealing from Bushiri's Midrand church
on 26th May 2020 at 8:38 am
Police have arrested two men while the search for other suspects is still under way.
Lockdown affects Stats SA's collection of economic data
on 26th May 2020 at 8:28 am
Statistics South Africa is struggling to collect the data required to pull together crucial reports.
Ramaphosa reiterates call for lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe, Sudan
on 26th May 2020 at 7:50 am
The AU chairperson led celebrations to mark the founding of the Organisation of African Union (OAU) – now known as the AU - on 25 May 1963.
3-year-old boy and 4 adults killed in Crossroads fire
on 26th May 2020 at 7:45 am
The victims were inside when the double-storey house caught fire.
Delft school to be deep cleaned after confirmed COVID-19 case
on 26th May 2020 at 7:16 am
Teachers and other staff returned to work for the first time on Monday since schools closed a week before the national lockdown was implemented in late March.
Liquor associations call for taverns to serve as alcohol collection points
on 26th May 2020 at 7:00 am
The organisation consists of associations of township-based taverns and shebeens representing more than 50,000 members.
“I was just running along with police as they dragged her”
by Simon Allison on 26th May 2020 at 6:37 am
Sumy Sadurni describes the photo she captured of Stella Nyanzi being arrested by police in Kampala The post “I was just running along with police as they dragged her” appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Analysts call on SAMRC to drop probe into Professor Glenda Gray
on 26th May 2020 at 6:01 am
Health Department director-general Dr Anban Pillay has called on SAMRC to probe Gray's comments about government's response to COVID-19.
Motshekga to sign directives this week on phased reopening of schools
on 26th May 2020 at 5:43 am
The minister met with the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) on Monday to assess the progress made towards the reopening of schools in the country.
Armed militants wage war on Burkina Faso’s schools
by Birgit Schwarz on 26th May 2020 at 5:00 am
A survivor tells of how Islamists carrying AK-47s arrived on motorbikes, forced fleeing children to lie on the ground and beat teachers before setting a building on fire The post Armed militants wage war on Burkina Faso’s schools appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Feel it, it's here: Cold front lands in Gauteng, snow falls in WC
on 26th May 2020 at 4:55 am
The Western Cape is also expecting snow on the mountains, with heavy downpours due in Cape Town accompanied by gale-force winds.