A Switzerland hotel has a 14-day, R1 million Covid-19 package

2020-03-27 11:36

The "COVID-19 Service" has add-ons including in-room coronavirus testing and 24/7 nurse care. And it's getting more bookings each day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The cheapest seat on a flight from Cape Town to London right now is going for R13 005

2020-03-18 14:14

Going home, if you are a Brit in Cape Town, just got rather expensive.

If unemployment fund is used for coronavirus, bail out people, not business - economist

2020-03-17 14:32

While the roughly R180 billion Unemployment Insurance Fund savings could be a useful mechanism to assist during the coronavirus outbreak, it should be used to help people, not businesses, says economist Mike Schussler.

Mauritania confirms first coronavirus case

2020-03-14 06:45

Mauritania has confirmed its first case of novel coronavirus, the country's health minister said on Friday, adding to the growing number of cases in West Africa.


Coronavirus | Debt relief lifeline for taxi operators hit by lockdown

2020-03-26 20:21

The SA Taxi statement said the payment relief for taxi owners would commence on 1 April and be available for the full month. It includes relief from monthly insurance premium payment in April but will retain their cover during this period.

Lockdown: OR Tambo airport bustling as scores of travellers make their way home

2020-03-25 14:40

OR Tambo International Airport, one of Africa's busiest airports, is bustling, especially at international departures as the country's nationwide lockdown looms.

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.

30 famous World Heritage sites you can virtually visit on Google Earth while social distancing

2020-03-24 12:24

Google Earth has 30 World Heritage sites to virtually visit and learn about online after the State Department issued a Level 4 travel warning.

Finland, which has been named the happiest country, could be better equipped to handle Covid-19

2020-03-21 16:45

High-trust societies like Finland may be better equipped to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the 2020 UN World Happiness Report.

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.

Coronavirus | Transnet suspends Blue Train

2020-03-19 17:40

In the statement, Transnet said the Blue Train service suspension takes effect immediately and will last until 30 April, after the operation team conducted a risk assessment earlier in the week.

21 cruise ships around the world have been affected by the coronavirus so far - here is a list

2020-03-18 08:53

The list includes seven Princess Line cruises, two MSC Cruises trips, and a cruise ship on the Nile River, among others.

Industry leaders put heads together as coronavirus strikes

2020-03-16 21:58

While the government gets to grips with the emergence of the new coronavirus , introducing the closure of multiple trade ports as a preventative measure, industry leaders and organisations met on Monday morning to and assess the impact of the outbreak.

SAA offers flight changes at no charge as coronavirus hits

2020-03-13 19:00

South African Airways will allow one free change of booking for tickets issued between 13 March to 30 April 2020 for travel on these selected routes and without penalty or change fees, applicable to all fare types.

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