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Coronavirus | Debt freeze may be needed to give Africa a fighting chance - World Bank economist

South Africa

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

Apr 09 2020 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.


Naspers has $8bn for deals, targets online education

Apr 10 2020 10:47

Naspers Group remains on the lookout for acquisitions even as economies around the world grind to a halt in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, with online education proving a hit as schools close and lockdowns keep people at home.

South Africa

Divide deepens in ANC over virus funding

Apr 09 2020 17:00

Top African National Congress officials are at loggerheads over whether the country should ask the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to shore up its finances as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic.


Rand strengthens amid slight rally in riskier assets

Apr 09 2020 18:01

After falling to a record low against the dollar earlier in the week, the rand strengthened to below R18 against the greenback on Thursday.


Analysis & Opinion


OPINION | What Federer, Nadal and Djocovic teach us about investing in a crisis

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OPINION | A pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

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Ron Derby: The forest is burning

It's one thing to focus on SA's long-term prospects. Be careful not to...


Bonang Mohale | Recovering from a pandemic, we'll never be the same. Perhaps we shouldn't

Bonang Mohale considers three major aspects of the coronavirus pandemic...


OPINION | How a new philanthropy model could help small businesses survive

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In other news

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

Apr 08 2020 18:27

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

Go to for official government updates on Covid-19

Mar 27 2020 11:11

For official South African government updates on the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and Covid-19, go to

Tough times in store for some SA restaurants as job cuts, possible closures loom

Apr 08 2020 12:15

Restaurants have been ordered to shut their doors for the duration of the three-week lockdown.

Lockdown | Rent relief not guaranteed, Canal Walk tells tenants

Apr 08 2020 16:44

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

Coronavirus | Naspers donates food, offers online learning scholarships

Apr 08 2020 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.

OPINION | A pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

Apr 08 2020 18:45

We are all in this together, says African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi A. Adesina.



IMF, World Bank scope to assist SA may be limited

Apr 08 2020 15:34

A blowout in SA’s finances due to the coronavirus pandemic may force the government into the arms of multinational lenders. Do they have enough cash to bailout emerging nations?

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