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WATCH | Lockdown Day 2: Inter-ministerial update on Covid-19

Members of the National Command Council is expected to give South Africans an update on the 21-day lockdown, aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Petrol price drop a relief to troubled consumers

2020-03-27 18:43

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said the main reason for the lower oil prices was due to the continuous spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus beyond China and Europe as well as the oil price war.

Mail & Guardian's April salaries in the balance as editor appeals for reader support

2020-03-27 14:39

The award-winning publication's editor, Khadija Patel, tweeted that advertising was "going up in smoke" due to the virus.

Public distrust hampers Africa fight against virus misinformation

2020-03-26 17:07

African nations fighting the novel coronavirus face a foe as stealthy and dangerous as the microbe itself: misinformation and apathy, fuelled by deep distrust of government.

'No income to prepare for lockdown': Unions slam SA Express for unpaid salaries

2020-03-25 21:28

The unions said it was distressing that the airline would announce that there was not enough money to pay employees' salaries and not provide any updates or reassurances days before a national lockdown.

Eskom: Demand dropped by over 6 000 MW ahead of lockdown

2020-03-25 18:14

Eskom says it does not anticipate load shedding during the lockdown period, in part due to a major drop in demand for electricity.

WATCH LIVE | Security cluster to provide more clarity on lockdown measures

Members of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster will provide updates on the nationwide lockdown, due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, at 17:00.

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Expect sunshine after coronavirus storm - Absip

2020-03-25 15:39

Absip's president Sibongiseni Mbatha said in the statement that the financial industry body welcomed the South African Reserve Bank’s intervention of cutting the repo rate by 100 basis points.

You are not your addiction

2020-03-25 08:42

Addiction is a neurobiological disease and can be treated. We spoke to experts from the Harmony Addiction and Psychiatric Clinic about the causes and treatment of addiction and how there is hope on the road to recovery.

SAA suspends all domestic flights ahead of coronavirus lockdown

2020-03-24 20:50

South African Airways said in a statement that it would provide support to passengers who intend to change their travel plans and commence their journeys before the implementation of the national lockdown.


Lockdown | More businesses applying as essential service providers, Patel says

2020-03-27 20:06

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.

MultiChoice announces R80m fund for production staff hit by lockdown

2020-03-27 16:49

MultiChoice Group CEO Calvo Mawela says broadcast employees, including production crews, creatives and performers, will be vulnerable to the economic impact of the coronavirus lockdown as work in production winds down.

Coronavirus | Debt relief lifeline for taxi operators hit by lockdown

2020-03-26 20:21

The SA Taxi statement said the payment relief for taxi owners would commence on 1 April and be available for the full month. It includes relief from monthly insurance premium payment in April but will retain their cover during this period.

REVIEW | 2020 Mitsubishi ASX 6-speed A/T CVT

2020-03-26 07:00

Sean Parker drives the updated Mitsubishi ASX, the compact crossover has recently undergone an upgrade.

Spectrum may be released during lockdown - communications minister

2020-03-25 20:40

Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has said the communications regulator will consider releasing temporary spectrum relief to those that must provide communications services during lockdown.

Stocks remain buoyant as US stimulus bill is passed

2020-03-25 18:01

The rise was linear for all the major indices particularly for US equity benchmarks which whipsawed between gains and losses.

Govt, unions will 'park' public wage dispute during coronavirus outbreak - minister

2020-03-25 16:06

Minister of Public Service and Administration Senzo Mchunu told reporters that South Africans needed to "park" any impasse when it came to any public service wage negotiations, as a more urgent challenge befell government.

Shoprite to pay shopfloor and distribution staff R102 million 'appreciation' bonus

2020-03-25 08:53

'Our employees are crucial players in the task ahead,' says the group's CEO.

Review | A swan song to the Volkswagen Golf GTi

2020-03-25 07:53

Sean Parker reflects on what makes the outgoing GTi one of the best-selling models in its class, and the most popular Golf in the Mzansi.

Beware fake news on coronavirus, public warned

2020-03-24 20:03

Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, last week set out the regulations in terms of Section 27 (2) of the Disaster Management Act, making the spreading of misinformation on Covid-19 a punishable offence.

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