Thabi Leoka | The impact of Covid-19 will be much deeper than we realise

2020-05-27 20:35

Because the lockdown was protracted, the damage to the economy will be severe, says Thabi Leoka.

John Steenhuisen: Extended hard lockdown a cataclysmic mistake not to be repeated

2020-05-27 10:16

Some people may choose or have the luxury to self-isolate. Other, particularly younger, households may weigh the risk of joblessness and hunger over Covid, and therefore choose to keep working, writes John Steenhuisen.

Singapore is the latest nation to predict a devastating coronavirus recession

2020-05-26 12:04

On Tuesday, Singapore unveiled its fourth stimulus package worth 33 billion Singapore ($23.2 billion) to support the economy from COVID-19.

Sifiso Ntombela | If farmers want to attract investment, ESG is the key

2020-05-26 06:01

ESG compliant farmers will attract more investment, says Sifiso Ntombela.

Ofentse Mokwena | The road back to school should include better scholar transport

2020-05-25 15:14

Failure to provide subsidised transport to and from schools, within the criteria of the Learner Transport Policy, is a violation of the basic right to education, says Ofentse Mokwena.

Tourism industry working around the clock to prevent loss of up to 600 000 jobs - minister

2020-05-24 13:25

Stakeholders in the South African tourism industry have told President Cyril Ramaphosa the industry could lose up to 600 000 jobs by September, if Covid-19 lockdown regulations continue to prevent it from operating.

Lockdown: Booze industry calls for urgent reopening under Level 3

2020-05-23 10:48

The alcohol industry has called for the urgent reopening of the manufacturing, distribution and trade of alcohol during Level 3 of the national lockdown.

OPINION | It's time for the government to trust South Africans to make informed decisions

2020-05-22 12:47

In all the talk about the tobacco ban, there has been very little effort to engage with the science of vaping, writes Asanda Gcoyi.

Playing to the gallery or not, the president's aim needs to be true

2020-05-22 12:22

Even as we phase ourselves out of the lockdown, the world we are returning to will be far more dangerous than when we left it. We must continue to self-isolate, maintain physical distancing and avoid crowded areas.

Lockdown: Ramaphosa consults with tourism industry ahead of move to Level 3

2020-05-22 12:06

President Cyril Ramaphosa has continued his consultative tour ahead of the country moving down to Level 3 of the nationwide lockdown.


Some hairdressers 'living hand to mouth', court hears in bid to reopen salons

2020-05-27 17:31

Some hairdressers are living hand to mouth and are pleading for the ability to earn an income, the Western Cape High Court heard in an urgent court application.

Melanie Verwoerd | Post lockdown: Two important questions

2020-05-27 06:00

As the world is slowly starting to return back to work - have we learned anything? Will we individually and collectively change our lives and if so, how? asks Melanie Verwoerd.

Mamphela Ramphele: Reconstruction and redevelopment of our economy is only way forward

2020-05-26 11:05

We cannot solve our socio-economic problems by using the same thinking that generated them. Ground-up citizen participation and co-creation are the only guarantors of restoring dignity and responsibility to communities, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

'SA can't pull itself up by its bootstraps. There isn't money': Why global losses worry local experts

2020-05-26 05:00

South Africa is likely to see long-term economic damage and "deep scarring" on unemployment numbers unless urgent reforms are implemented to attract foreign investment and improve ease of doing business.

China ditches its annual growth target for the first time

2020-05-24 16:23

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang pledged to impose a controversial new national security law through "enforcement mechanisms" on Hong Kong and Macau.

WATCH | Life in a Cape Town Covid-19 hotspot – food, fear and work in Tygerberg district

2020-05-24 12:18

The Tygerberg district is one of Cape Town’s five most virulent Covid-19 hotspots, according to the province. News24 explored the suburb of Bellville in the district first-hand, to see how people were navigating life.

OPINION | Partially reopen the economy while managing infection rate

2020-05-22 15:00

The government should consider partially reopening of the economy, allowing sectors with the highest number of employment concentration to operate on skeletal mode, writes Chuma Mbaleki.

Ramaphosa consults with tourism industry ahead of move to Level 3

2020-05-22 12:23

President Cyril Ramaphosa has continued his consultative tour ahead of the country moving down to Level 3 of the nationwide lockdown.

OPINION | Covid-19 is no excuse to resurrect mistakes of the prohibition era

2020-05-22 12:11

South Africa, crippled by decades of corruption and an economy in crisis, cannot afford to let blind dogma trump the social and economic arguments for lifting prohibition immediately, writes Christopher Snowdon.

Herman Mashaba: Moments don’t come around often, so they have to be seized

2020-05-22 11:17

The smartest minds in our country are showing us that a continued lockdown will not save lives and if anyone thinks that unemployment and poverty are not killers - you are mistaken, writes Herman Mashaba.

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