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.

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.

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.

Mantashe meets with industry to prepare for lockdown

2020-03-24 17:54

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has met with industry captains to ensure that continuing operations do so safely.

Govt sets aside R500m to import medical essentials for coronavirus

2020-03-24 15:45

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.

Jack Ma makes big donation to help African Union through coronavirus

2020-03-23 16:20

The equipment donated includes 20 000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100 000 medical masks, and 1 000 protective suits and face shields.

RFG - which makes bully beef, jams and seasoning - is cashing in as consumers stock up

2020-03-23 14:51

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.

Business unusual: How coronavirus will shape working trends in future

2020-03-21 07:00

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.

Union slammed for plans to push ahead with march over public wage despite virus risk

2020-03-20 16:35

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.

Curb coronavirus spread, but economic bedlam awaits regardless, BLSA boss warns

2020-03-19 21:44

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.

 

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.

FEEL GOOD | 31-year-old Ncumisa started a pathology lab that is ready to test for Covid-19 in East London

2020-03-25 07:49

Pathology services have become increasingly crucial as the medical fraternity races to flatten the curve of coronavirus infections and find a vaccine.

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.

Global economy crashes on mass business shutdowns

2020-03-24 17:20

The global economy is taking a battering, the outcome of restrictions on businesses and households by governments desperately trying to contain the pandemic.

Cape businesses plead for rates holiday to curb coronavirus job losses

2020-03-23 17:21

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.

Business bodies set up specialist task teams to help govt tackle coronavirus

2020-03-23 15:10

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.

FEEL GOOD | Babalwa sold her car to start a sanitary pads brand that's now building a R67 million factory

2020-03-23 12:05

In South Africa, many girls miss some days of school each month because they can't afford sanitary pads.

Datatec sees increased demand for its remote access computing

2020-03-20 16:38

Datatec tells shareholders that the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak has reached every region where the group operates.

Murray & Roberts: None of our contracts have been cancelled yet because of Covid-19

2020-03-20 15:18

Contractor Murray & Roberts says it is too early to say what impact Covid-19 will have on its current financial year's performance.

Treasury tells councils to speed up procurement of coronavirus supplies

2020-03-19 19:58

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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