'Damage was already done' to SA economy, even before lockdown extension - analyst

2020-04-09 22:04

Cabinet is still ironing out the details of a package to help buoy the SA economy, as the country deals with the impact of an extended lockdown to help slow down the spread of the Covid-19. But an analyst warns that the damage is done.

ANALYSIS: Covid-19 and the redemption of Zweli Mkhize, the ultimate political survivor

2020-04-09 16:48

He’s been clocking up thousands of kilometres across South Africa over the past four weeks, managing a pandemic that threatens to engulf the whole of society. For Zweli Mkize, the minister of health, defeating the coronavirus could represent a redemption, writes Pieter du Toit.

Hundreds of SA doctors and nurses may soon get a TB vaccine to see if it helps against Covid-19

2020-04-09 15:31

Recent research already shows that countries with universal BCG vaccinations are less affected by Covid-19 than countries without.

Hackers have hit every country on Earth with coronavirus-themed cyberattacks

2020-04-09 09:39

Microsoft mapped cyberattacks related to Covid-19 and found that hackers have hit 241 countries and territories with phishing and other scams.

Analyst's grim view of mining after lockdown: 'Pain' for most companies, some won't survive

2020-04-09 05:00

Smaller mining companies will be hard hit by the 21-day lockdown, warns an industry expert.

Coronavirus | Naspers donates food, offers online learning scholarships

2020-04-08 19:43

The Naspers group have implemented a number of interventions to help support communities, where they have operations, as they face the impact of Covid-19.

Local stocks weaker as volatility in Sasol persists

2020-04-08 18:08

The JSE opened marginally softer on Wednesday but sunk deeper into losses as European counters traded under pressure.

Lockdown | Rent relief not guaranteed, Canal Walk tells tenants

2020-04-08 16:44

The shopping centre says it will negotiate requests for relief on a case-by-case basis.

Coronavirus the latest blow to Stefanutti Stocks as construction projects shut down

2020-04-08 15:16

The construction company says it has closed the majority of its operations in countries where lockdowns have been instituted.

Covid-19: Austria and Denmark want to lift their lockdowns – it might be too early says experts

2020-04-08 14:07

Experts have warned that lifting restrictions too soon may lead to a "second wave of infections" in countries that gained an upper hand on the virus.

 

Being certain in times of uncertainty: Insurance during a pandemic

2020-04-09 17:34

This in an unusual time as the global COVID 19 pandemic challenges societies and economies. While we don’t know what to expect on every front, in times like these life and personal insurance can give some certainty.

Experts warn coronavirus lockdowns should stay until there is a vaccine

2020-04-09 14:56

According to a new study led by researchers at Hong Kong University, there is still a "substantial risk" of a "second wave" of infections.

South Africa’s top scientists have been put in charge of manufacturing 10,000 ventilators by June

2020-04-09 09:32

Government has been "inundated" by companies and individuals proposing solutions to a future ventilator shortage.

Nandi Madida on self-care during lockdown

2020-04-08 20:09

In-between parenting with husband Zakes Bantwini, home-schooling and enjoying some family time, musician, media personality and LUX ambassador Nandi Madida chats to us about her self-care and daily beauty routine during the national lockdown

'We're living hand to mouth' to supply rice, pasta to customers - Tiger Brands CEO

2020-04-08 18:27

Tiger Brands CEO Noel Doyle warns that a weaker rand will raise the cost of rice imports.

Wuhan couples were so eager to marry after lockdown that they crashed the marriage application system

2020-04-08 17:15

Traffic to the marriage application app on the Alipay platform surged 300%.

No hugs for family of Spanish healthcare workers amid Covid-19 crisis

2020-04-08 16:28

The Cruz family has gone from frequent hugs to zero physical contact, said Ana Jiménez Cruz, who now has to sit on a different couch than her parents.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore reunite for quarantine – and we’re all for it!

2020-04-08 14:22

Twenty years later and closer than ever.

Every healthcare worker in SA will get R10,000 in free, no-strings life cover from Old Mutual

2020-04-08 12:30

The cover will be paid out in case of death related to any cause, and has no exclusions.

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