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Ramaphosa’s long-awaited speech disappoints

Ramaphosa’s long-awaited speech disappoints

Source: News24 After seven weeks of lockdown living, South Africans expected President Cyril Ramaphosa to provide more clarity when he addressed the nation for the first time in 20 days on Wednesday. The purpose of the lockdown was to “flatten the curve”,...

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Eskom restricts power supply to parts of Gauteng

Eskom restricts power supply to parts of Gauteng

By Sibongile Khumalo for Fin24  Eskom says it has taken the unprecedented decision to restrict electricity supply to parts of residential areas around Johannesburg, where unusual surges in consumption have been recorded. There has been a trend of surges during peak...

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Langa teens run R9 delivery service

Langa teens run R9 delivery service

By Kirsten Jacobs for Cape Town Etc Amid the nationwide lockdown, a group of entrepreneurial teenage boys from Langa are doing good for their community by offering a R9 delivery service for essential items and takeaways. The service, called Cloudy Deliveries, is...

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These local companies have gone into business rescue

These local companies have gone into business rescue

In an EWN article last week, South African Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Edward Kieswetter said that the number of businesses that would undergo business rescue this year would rise due to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 lockdown. “Forty-two percent...

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R350 Covid-19 grant channels do not work

R350 Covid-19 grant channels do not work

By Phillip de Wet for Business Insider SA None of the channels set up to accept applications for the special Covid-19 unemployment grant of R350 work reliably – and some do not work at all. The R350 grants, formally know as Social Relief of Distress (SRD) payments,...

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The best-selling items in retail stores right now

The best-selling items in retail stores right now

By Dhivana Rajgopaul for  IOL The Shoprite Group has announced that the sale of personal care products have soared at Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets. According to the company, as hair and beauty salons remain closed under level 4 of the national lockdown this...

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World’s biggest wealth fund faces record withdrawal

World’s biggest wealth fund faces record withdrawal

By Mikael Holter for Bloomberg Norway plans to draw a record 382-billion kroner (R685-billion) from its wealth fund, forcing the world’s biggest sovereign investor to embark on an historic asset sale to generate cash. The unprecedented withdrawal, revealed in Norway’s...

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Local Spar halts stationery sales to support small business

Local Spar halts stationery sales to support small business

A Spar in Durbanville, Cape Town,  has elected to remove certain items from their shelves in a bit to support neighbouring small businesses during the Alert Level 4 lockdown. As businesses struggle to survive due to the lockdown and employees around the country lose...

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NEASA TERS fund via UIF toolkit

NEASA TERS fund via UIF toolkit

While the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has now paid out some R9.5-billion in special Covid-19 benefits – which should reach 1.9 million workers – some companies are still experiencing a raft of problems when attempting to apply. Use this handy toolkit from NEAS...

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NEASA back-to-work toolkit

NEASA back-to-work toolkit

Under Level 4, more economic activity is allowed. For those going back to work, use this handy toolkit from NEAS (National Employers Association of South Africa). View the toolkit...

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New app addresses Covid-19 re-infection fears

New app addresses Covid-19 re-infection fears

The prospect of more South Africans returning to work is both welcome and worrying. The question is this: how to fight a potential second spike in infections in compliance with government safety protocols as we attempt to reopen the economy? That’s where a new...

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