The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
South African police service are working with the economic development ministry to find a solution to shopping queues that leave people exposed to the coronavirus.
Some businesses have been struggling to get certification in order to operate during the lockdown period.
Ministers have briefed the media – just over 24 hours before nationwide lockdown – to give clarity on what is allowed or not allowed during the lockdown, and to explain how basic services will function.
Firms found to be abusing the coronavirus crisis by charging consumers excessive prices for products could face penalties of R1 million or up to 10% of their turnover.
The 35 land port closures and two seaport closures are strictly to prohibit the movement of people, the movement of cargo will not be affected, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said.
Three new investment agreements worth R300 million have been signed by the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone .
The minister will likely face face questions about power cuts, high unemployment, and struggling GDP growth.
It would be unconstitutional to reject a bill "on the basis of a report", Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has told Members of Parliament.
An Amazon Web Services investment programme will target 100% black-owned small businesses in the information communications technology sector.
In SA power rationing is a "significant investment constraint," says Trudi Makhaya.
The minister said 50 000 companies employing 1.5 million workers applied to register their companies as providers of essential services through an online platform set up by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, with 40 000 certificates awarded.
During the three week national lockdown only businesses deemed essential by government will be able to continue trading.
A special package of R500 million has been set aside for trade finance, to import essential medical products to fight Covid-19, Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel has said.
Following the gazetted regulations that will govern the national state of disaster in South Africa, an inter-ministerial committee briefing was held on Thursday that was led by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
International Trade Administration Commissioner Meluleki Nzimande says ITAC is following government's lead in its response to the pandemic.
The department of trade and industry's budget allocation has reduced by R700 million, with further cuts expected in coming years.
The UK is set to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. We take a look at what that means for the SA economy.
Since Arcelor Mittal South Africa announced in November that it would be closing Saldanha Steel, government has urged the company to review this decision, Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel has said.
Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel and the President's Economic Advisor Trudi Makhaya briefed media on plans for the second investment conference set to take place in November.
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