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Keep tobacco ban even if court finds it unlawful says Dlamini-Zuma
The minister filed her court papers after midnight, after initially missing the deadline to file at the close of ...
Mines slow to ramp up as they recall 9,500 foreign nationals
About 45,000 foreign workers are due to return to SA’s mines eventually, but Covid-19 protocols are making it an ...
State reaches pricing deal with private hospitals for Covid-19 patients
The Western Cape is likely to be the first province to broker deals with private hospitals, as many of its ICU wards ...
Cape Town deaths soar for second week as Covid-19 bites
The weekly number of deaths from natural causes in Cape Town was above the upper prediction bound of 640
We are not out of coronavirus woods yet, second wave possible, Sirius boss ...
German business park and storage facilities owner says the country’s economy is in a delicate state while businesses ...
State may not force Covid-19 patients into quarantine if they are ...
Government regulations suggest that everyone who tests positive for Covid-19 can be placed in a state isolation facility
Demand for air travel on the rise as nations reopen their economies
Daily flight data suggests the industry has seen the bottom of the Covid-19 crisis — provided there is no recurrence
Court finds lockdown regulations invalid and unconstitutional
Court finds regulations unconstitutional and invalid Minister given two weeks to comply
Increasing the role of the state will not stimulate economic growth, says ...
Business Unity SA was responding to the ANC’s economic strategy that wants an expanded role for the Reserve Bank to ...
Unions call for hospitals breaching Covid-19 health and safety checks to ...
Unions say Tygerberg Hospital is a 'breeding ground for Covid-19' and health-care workers are at risk
Big four banks only lent out R2bn to R3bn each since launch of loan ...
The goverment’s guaranteed loan scheme is meant to enable commercial banks to lend out as much as R200bn to businesses ...
Africa’s sick get sicker as serious ailments are ignored in Covid-19 ...
The human cost is becoming evident as African nations are forced to divert health workers and supplies away from a ...
Don’t have unrealistic expectations of central banks, Kganyago warns
‘There are limits to what central banks can do,’ said the Reserve Bank governor as politicians call for more to be done ...
May’s manufacturing conditions improve, though from low base
But important subcomponents of the Absa purchasing managers index remained in depressed territory, suggesting subdued ...
Bad loan write-offs may exceed that of 2008 crisis, Standard Bank warns
Credit loss ratios may exceed 1.6%, group says as it forecasts profits for six months to end-June will likely fall more ...
Last-minute delay in restarting schools means pupils will go back on June 8
Angie Motshekga causes mass confusion over return to schools after 10-week closure
POLITICAL WEEK AHEAD: SA heads into level 3 — with some sticking points
The opening of some of the economy, while the ban on tobacco products remains in place has elicited much debate
ECONOMIC WEEK AHEAD: Data set to reveal May slump despite lockdown easing
Absa and IHS Markit indicators will provide a clearer snapshot of the effect of the coronavirus pandemic
How South Africans made a plan during lockdown drinking ban
Home-brewing industry flourishes during ban on alcohol sales
Not all schools are ready to open, Angie Motshekga says
The basic education minister says this week will be used to induct teachers and ‘mop up’ to comply with safety ...
Business to play dual role of reopening economy and saving lives, says ...
There will be a greater responsibility on workplaces as companies and employees grind back into action
Mining sector to lose nearly R100bn in production and wages to Covid-19
The difficulties of sending thousands of workers underground is compounded by the need for social-distancing and a ...
Dlamini-Zuma puffs up ‘scientific evidence’ to support tobacco ban
Minister packs mixed reviews and plenty of studies into her huge submission to the court on industry lobby challenge
Don’t expect the rest of the world to recover as quickly as China, says ...
The coronavirus pandemic ‘has had a profound impact on the lives of millions around the globe. We must hope that it is ...
Government says alcohol can be bought from Monday to Thursday‚ 9am to 5pm
The regulations also state that the sale of cigarettes‚ tobacco and tobacco-related products continue to be banned
Anxious times for SA’s wine sellers as exports plunge
About 80 wineries, with almost 350 producers, could be out of business, which equates to about 15%-20% of the sector
ANC looks to fund R350bn infrastructure programme from multilateral lenders
SA may need about R1.7-trillion to recover and will push for ‘massive infrastructure spending within labour-intensive ...
SA financial sector under strain but can handle Covid-19 shock, says ...
Governor Lesetja Kganyago says local banks are well capitalised but face tough times ahead
Tobacco ban could see a ‘sizeable number’ of smokers quitting, says ...
The minister argues that the illicit trade in cigarettes is worldwide and can only be stamped out by reducing demand
Sharp spike in natural deaths reported in Cape Town
Deviations from the average number of natural deaths provide the clearest picture of the effect of the pandemic
Patel concedes handling of some lockdown rules was poor
Government erred in not communicating that clothing list was drawn up with retailers, minister says
Cyril Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma say lockdown law essential for state to ...
The DA says a section of the Disaster Management Act is unconstitutional; the president and minister say it’s vital for ...
Nedlac to discuss UIF’s capacity to disburse Covid-19 relief funds
Labour minister Thulas Nxesi will ask social partners at Nedlac to work with the government to resolve the current and ...
Economist warns against permanent Covid-19 job losses
Risk-mitigation strategies are not sufficient on their own to limit economic damage
NEWS ANALYSIS: Studies into efficacy of hydroxychloroquine resume despite ...
The renewed push follows criticism of the quality of data in The Lancet study with researchers saying there is ‘huge ...
How Africa has had to battle the Covid-19 crisis without stimulus
Africa has recorded fewer than 5,000 Covid 19-related deaths, but strict lockdowns have stripped many of their ...
Africa needs debt pause ‘of at least three years’ to avert depression
Ghana’s finance minister says a standstill would free up funds to revive coronavirus-hit economies
Shortage of medical gloves to persist into 2021, says top supplier Malaysia
World consumption of the personal protective equipment is estimated to jump more than 11% to 330-billion pieces in 2020
Sweden allows its lack of response to Covid-19 wasn’t a good idea
Sweden’s top epidemiologist admits that keeping the country largely open for business, and recreation, likely resulted ...
The Lancet ‘concerned’ about the validity of hydroxychloroquine study
The medical journal issues an 'expression of concern' over widely cited study by small data analytics firm Surgisphere
Amid hunt for Covid-19 vaccine, 80-million children miss out on routine ...
The global vaccine alliance is trying to raise funds for a coronavirus vaccination, but also to reach 300-million ...
Venezuela’s Maduro and Guaidó agree on funds to fight Covid-19
The president and opposition leader have signed a ‘technical co-operation plan’ to fight the virus as a humanitarian ...
Post-Covid-19, electric cars will still be in demand
For car companies, there will be a lot of potential in leveraging their EV, autonomous driving and grid-related software
WHO warns of health systems buckling in Latin America
Word Health Organisation says hospitals are close to being overwhelmed
Covid-19 compounds grief as families in Pakistan forced to stay away from ...
One family chose not to hold a traditional large funeral after a May 22 plane crash because of the coronavirus
Just as European travel opens up, the UK puts in place a pretty pointless ...
With so many exemptions, and so much pushback, the UK is likely to have to reconsider such a move as summer tourism ...
Thai irrigation system project offers post-Covid-19 blueprint for recovery
Boosting climate defences and raising the living standards of vulnerable communities can generate jobs
Equatorial Guinea accuses WHO official of falsifying Covid-19 data
The country ask WHO's representative to leave after her infection figures were higher than the government's tally
Senegal postpones reopening schools after teachers test positive
Education ministry says in late night announcement schools will remain shut
Covid-19 toll turns Facebook into deathbook in Yemen
City of Aden has highest coronavirus mortality rate at 70%, UN chief says
Vaccine developers face poser in countries where pandemic is waning
Virus transmission rates may be at such low levels that there is not enough disease circulating to test vaccines
Business activity in Japan and South Korea falls the most in more than a ...
Manufacturing surveys suggest rebound will be delayed, despite China’s factory activity returning to growth in May
Global leaders differ on pandemic response as Covid-19 cases pass 6-million
EU urges enhanced co-operation and common solutions as countries start lifting lockdowns
Radicals envisage makeovers of post-pandemic economies
Government reactions have provided a glimpse of new possibilities
Chinese factories face weak demand amid deflationary recovery
Worry remains that sustained overproduction will lead factories to keep cutting prices
Donald Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to add countries to invitation list
Trump said the G7 is a “very outdated group of countries” in its current format
GSK aiming at 1-billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine boosters
Adjuvants create stronger and longer-lasting immunity from vaccines, as at least 10 coronavirus trials move to human ...
Latin America has 40% of new Covid-19 cases globally every day
The nightmare scenario some feared would come to pass in Syria or India appears to be unfolding in Brazil, which is ...
Namibia’s president says Swapo held party under lockdown
All guests fined for attending the party's 60th anniversary celebration in parliament on April 19
US jobless claims pass 40-million as economy struggles to reopen
The number of new claims filed weekly still remains well above any single week of the global financial crisis 12 years ...
MARKET WRAP: Rand continues to hover around 10-week highs
Central banks and government measures to help cushion economies have boosted the appetite for riskier assets
Global markets rally pauses ahead of more ECB stimulus
Asian markets dipped on renewed tension between China and Hong Kong over the national anthem
PETER BRUCE: ANC is blinded by a vision of utopia as dystopia beckons
The party’s plan for a transformed economy fails to take into account its own corrupt past
Lacking rationality, the government errs on the side of arrogance
Appeal against judge’s scathing ruling is likely because the government refuses to name its mistakes
Nimble, debt-free firms more likely to be around after Covid
Heavily indebted companies with low rates of return will be weighed down by liquidity and solvency crises
ROGER BAXTER: Crucial for SA to focus on leadership compact to effect ...
The time for polite conversations about the Covid-19 crisis is over: focus is needed on critical issues that will ...
JOHN DLUDLU: Chance to reconfigure economy should not be wasted
The government is targeting a strategy that is linked to job creation and exports
MUZI NKOSI: Digital banking is key to firms successfully managing Covid-19 ...
Banks will be required to provide systems that will dramatically widen the scope use of e-money
SIFISO SKENJANA: Business process services sector could be just what the ...
In this section of production, 85% of the employees are under the age of 35, of whom 63.8% are women and 94% are black
GRAY MAGUIRE: Sustainability goals take a hammering amid pandemic
An upcoming UN conference will be an important opportunity to assess where the private sector is headed
TARRYN SANKAR: The post-coronavirus world needs to be more equitable
The investment world needs to embrace ESG investing and collaboration with the government, the public and private ...
CAROL PATON: Questions multiply over rapidly growing epidemic in Western ...
Concentrated hotspots may show super-spreader events caused a high number of cases in the province
Private capital can get post-Covid economy up and running
The abundant resource of multitrillions of dollars is waiting to invest in viable projects
TOM EATON: Now we listen to our instincts rather than the edicts of the ...
The clear, objective fact of Covid-19’s existence has splintered into 58-million subjective personal experiences of it
BOB VAN DIJK: Data is hard cash in an increasingly digital world
Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus the powerful relationship between human endeavour and technology
MICHEL PIREU: Pandemic a reminder that we merely tap-tap in the fog
It is an illusion that the more people know, the more control they will have
LUKANYO MNYANDA: Central banks buying company bonds can lead to unintended ...
European Central Bank bought Steinhoff bonds after it expanded its asset purchase programme to include corporate debt
Depression risk a bad reason to jettison macroeconomic policy frameworks
SA’s monetary policy mandate is flexible and symmetric, allowing active support to the economy, writes Chris Loewald
STUART THEOBALD: Great leadership is needed after the Covid-19 crisis
The fight over the future of economic policy is already brewing
MICHAEL MORRIS: Return to work a stern test for government and public
Will people adhere to health measures and will the government recognise its limits and choices of free citizens?
Dr Doom’s forecast of an economic depression cannot be ignored
Nouriel Roubini, who predicted the US housing market crisis, expects a rebound after the pandemic to quickly collapse
GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: The dangers of preying on the faithful for votes
Not only will gatherings promote the spread of Covid-19, other sectors will be less likely to stick to the lockdown
ANTHONY BUTLER: The faithful outnumber the whingers, as the ANC well knows
SA is an overwhelmingly God-fearing nation, which is why reopening places of worship may play to the ANC’s conservative ...
JONNY STEINBERG: Unhealthy US still blessed with vigorous institutions
While its response to Covid seems to follow the mistakes of 9/11, the Fed and internet companies are acting with ...
Pandemic creates ways for scorned shacklands to call government to account
Asivikelane campaign allows residents to monitor services to keep pressure on national and local authorities
BRIAN KANTOR: Crisis should not be wasted as weak rand offers SA a keen ...
The local currency is about 50% undervalued, which allows SA to grow through import replacement and exports
Working from home, popular even before Covid-19, is not just for ...
The pandemic, as a sort of global trial, has proved that home-working can and does work — and uses less energy, writes ...
PETER BRUCE: Bloodless e-election will rob DA of ideas
Party will repeat its 2019 mistakes if it elects leaders without vigorous campaigns
KHAYA SITHOLE: Does Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma have 3,500 reasons to ban ...
Minister’s submission to court needs to be clear and concise if the government wants to convince South Africans of its ...
NICOLE FRITZ: Deborah Birx in a bind over Donald Trump’s coronavirus chaos
Is the co-ordinator of the White House pandemic task force playing a complex game of Catch-22?
UIF and pensions during Covid-19 have been a major concern for employers and employees across the country. Minister of employment and labour Thulas Nxesi has announced a Covid-19 relief fund for employers and their employees. More than 100,000 payments to companies have already been made by the scheme. Here is what you need to know about your UIF claims and company pension funds during this time of uncertainty.
A clinical research centre in Cape Town called TASK has begun a vaccine clinical trial on 500 health workers to determine if the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine can prevent people from contracting the coronavirus or limit the severity of Covid-19 symptoms.
Capetonians spoke out about the ban on cigarettes announced by minister of co-operative governance & traditional affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on April 29 2020. This comes less than a week after president Cyril Ramaphosa announced that cigarettes would be back on shelves across the country when the Covid-19 lockdown level is eased to level 4 on May 1 2020.
The Western Cape saw 35 arrests due to looting from April 17 to April 23 2020. We take a look at some of the looting and ransacking of grocery stores, trucks and churches in Cape Town during the extended Covid-19 lockdown. Subscribe to MultimediaLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive Comment Moderation Policy: https://www.timeslive.co.za/comments/
Every day, hundreds of Covid-19 testers are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus in South Africa. For Bhelekazi Mdlalose, nursing is more than just a job, it is a passion. Mdlalose is a registered nurse and Covid-19 tester working for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in partnership with the Department of Health. TimesLIVE followed a day in her life to see what it is like being in the frontline amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tshwane officials have removed close to 10,000 homeless people in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19. Homeless people have been placed in shelters throughout the city. They are expected to remain in these shelters until the lockdown ends. Subscribe to MultimediaLIVE here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TimesLive Comment Moderation Policy: https://www.timeslive.co.za/comments/
South Africa's treasury says it will take up a $1bn (about R19bn) loan from the New Development Bank (NDB) - formerly known as the Brics Development Bank - to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
South Africa's 21-day lockdown initially prohibited any movement between provinces, other than essential services. This presented problems for people wanting to hold or attend burials and funerals across the country. The regulations have since been amended however to allow people a chance to pay their last respects. Here is what you need to know about regulations concerning movement to attend funerals.
The Covid-19 coronavirus, targets human cells with ACE2 receptors, which are found in the respiratory system. The immune response can trigger potentially deadly inflammations and the virus can spread from the lungs to other organs. Here’s a visual representation of how Covid-19 infects and damages the human body.
With many small businesses taking a financial hit during SA's 21-day lockdown, personal trainer Abdullah Bayett, who runs SKR Martial Arts & Fitness Academy in Lenasia, Johannesburg, is trying to see the lockdown as a new challenge. He has been recording a combination of fitness routines and sharing the videos with his members via WhatApp to ensure they stay fit during the lockdown.