NEWS ANALYSIS: Thulas Nxesi only adds confusion to lockdown leave debate

The rights and obligations of employees and employers are unclear

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They could slow the spread of the coronavirus but will come at huge cost to the economy and may lead to a jobs bloodbath

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EDITORIAL: Our human rights need protection from the skop, skiet and donder mob

Images of citizens being abused by the authorities have no place in a democratic society

Global coronavirus infections top 1-million

The coronavirus has killed more than 51,000 worldwide with the global fatality rate now over 5% of all reported cases

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China appeals to the global community to join hands to defeat Covid-19

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SA Covid-19 cases increase to 1,462

Health minister says border closures and lockdown compliance have helped slow the rate of infections

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SA’s economy likely to plunge 4% in 2020, says BNP Paribas

The Covid-19 outbreak is expected to push SA’s budget deficit to 9.1% in 2020/2021, which may prompt an approach to the IMF or World Bank

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GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: Attention-hungry Fikile Mbalula’s decisions veer from bad to bizarre

Transport minister puts people at risk of coronavirus infection when he panders to the minibus industry and his own ego

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The end of Gourmet Burger Kitchen — R2bn later

Famous Brands has said it will no longer fund its loss-making Gourmet Burger Kitchen restaurants in the UK

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Right now it is overkill to require network providers to infringe our right to privacy

This encroachment on the right to privacy is severe and does not satisfy the requirement of constitutional justification, writes Martin van Staden

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SA listed property world’s worst performer in 2020

The sector lost 48.1% in total returns in the first quarter of the year making it the worst commercial real estate market over that period in the world

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CHRIS LOEWALD: Critique misses SA monetary policy complexity

Assuming 3% growth in a closed economy, they fail to register electricity constraints, corruption and capital misallocation, among others

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Western Cape and national government clash on cigarette sales during lockdown

Western Cape premier Alan Winde insists tobacco products can be purchased ‘but within a certain framework’

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Foreign investors dropped SA bonds ahead of downgrade

Odwa Mjo and Lindiwe Tsobo

The drop in non-resident holders had also been inflamed by the dire global market backdrop as Covid-19 weighs on market sentiment

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MARKET WRAP: Rand weakens to new lows as virus roils markets

Odwa Mjo

Foreign holding in the SA bond market fell to 34% in March, its lowest in more than four years

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Bank’s inflation success has created policy space to support economy

NTANDO THUKWANA

MPC member Chris Loewald says having inflation under control gives us policy space to respond to crises

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Bidvest built to withstand Covid-19 challenges

Dumisani Ndlovu

Services, trading and distribution group offers a good investment opportunity as it has what it takes to grow

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LETTER: Eskom not taking advantage of wind or lockdown

Eskom should use the Covid-19 period of low demand to undertake much-needed maintenance

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Right now it is overkill to require network providers to infringe our right to privacy

This encroachment on the right to privacy is severe and does not satisfy the requirement of constitutional justification, writes Martin van Staden

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LETTER: Airbase a better option than a golf course

The vacant land at Youngsfield is more suitable for housing than the Rondebosch greens

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