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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.
'Our employees are crucial players in the task ahead,' says the group's CEO.
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.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has met with industry captains to ensure that continuing operations do so safely.
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.
The equipment donated includes 20 000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100 000 medical masks, and 1 000 protective suits and face shields.
RFG said that the outbreak had not yet impacted its manufacturing facilities, but it has picked up on increasing buying patterns of long-life products; canned meat, vegetables and baby food.
Once the coronavirus is under control and countries change their stance on social distancing, the way people do certain things would have shifted and business will not be spared.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union’s plans to march at the end of the month over continued tensions regarding the public sector wage bill have been roundly criticised as irresponsible and short-sighted, in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The CEO of Business Leadership SA warns that, even if the country successfully curbs the spread of the coronavirus, its economic impact is bound to be dire.
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.
Pathology services have become increasingly crucial as the medical fraternity races to flatten the curve of coronavirus infections and find a vaccine.
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.
The global economy is taking a battering, the outcome of restrictions on businesses and households by governments desperately trying to contain the pandemic.
Members of the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry are anxious about being able to afford high rents and City Council rates as the economy shrinks.
South African business bodies and lobby groups have set up specialised task teams to take on challenges ranging from supporting businesses to helping trace and monitor the outbreak.
In South Africa, many girls miss some days of school each month because they can't afford sanitary pads.
Datatec tells shareholders that the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak has reached every region where the group operates.
Contractor Murray & Roberts says it is too early to say what impact Covid-19 will have on its current financial year's performance.
National Treasury announced on Thursday that it had issued an instruction note for municipalities and their entities to speed up procurement of goods and items to help prevent and contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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