The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Government decisions on South African Airways can be considered a leading indicator of what its response will be to the double-crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national debt-trap that will define much of the expected economic contraction over the coming year, says Gabriel Crouse
Several players in the sector will not be in contravention of the Competition Act if they have to coordinate an emergency response to the imminent threat of Covid-19, says Prof. Nicola Theron.
Government has designed a number of interventions to cushion the blow of steps taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. But the economic cost of doing this - while undoubtedly less than the human cost of leaving it unchecked - remains staggering, says Thabi Leoka.
As South Africa enters a three-week lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, government and the private sector are braced for the crippling consequences it will have on our already weak economy. But the measures being put in place can only do so much.
US Congress and the Trump administration agree to plan to protect the economy from coronavirus containment measures.
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.
The virus initially dragged on the world's tourism and travel industries, harming revenue outlooks for hotel, airline, and cruise companies.
The Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.1% on Thursday, its second emergency rate cut in just over a week, and promised £200 billion of bond purchases in a fresh attempt to shield Britain's economy from the coronavirus outbreak.
A Debt Relief Fund is on the horizon to assist small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus, the Department of Small Business Development announced on Thursday.
It can be said that young South Africans, which make up a very large part of the South African population, are not a priority for our government - we've seen young people play second fiddle when it comes to economic growth and other big issues such as safety, writes Sheilan Clarke.
The African Development Bank said it issued the world’s biggest social bond yet by selling $3 billion of notes to fight the impact of the coronavirus on the continent.
Immigration is crucial for every nation’s prosperity. South Africa needs immigrants to bolster innovation and to address the skills shortages it’s battling with. writes Phumlani M. Majozi.
Schalk Louw points out those fiscal and monetary measures that will likely soften the blow to South African consumers as the country navigates the current crisis.
On a Kenyan flower farm, workers stick to their daily schedule of cutting some of the world's finest roses.
"If affairs start to get out of control, the market sell-off will be profoundly uglier than any of the previous crises."
These are truly terrifying moments for humanity. But there's a chance for real change here, says Helga Jansen-Daugbjerg.
It is unthinkable that redundant SOEs like SAA will receive a bailout of R16.4 billion in the current circumstances, says Geordin Hill-Lewis.
We need a plan and action, not warnings of our impending doom. The actions pursued also need to do more than just shut South Africa down, writes Alex van den Heever.
Ahead of the 2020 Budget, the finance minister's tweets suggested a major shakeup. But none came, says Thabi Leoka.
Several experts weighed in on the social, political, and economic impacts of what would happen if a major world leader were to contract COVID-19.
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