Fin24 – Business & Finance News | Stock Markets Data | Investing
  • Load Shedding Schedules

    Find information for Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and other cities.

  • Lockdown

    Once restrictions are lifted, will customers return to SA's malls?

  • Exchange Rates

    The rand is approaching the R20/$ mark. Here's why you should care.

Financial Services

As coronavirus threatens jobs, some insurers halt sales of retrenchment cover

Apr 08 2020 21:49

Some of South Africa's insurers have stopped selling retrenchment cover as the novel coronavirus threatens to accelerate the rate of unemployment in the country. Liberty said it has become very difficult to assess the potential risks and related cover for new clients.


Edcon: Another rescue on the cards?

Apr 08 2020 21:01

Edcon expects to lose R800 million in revenue during the national lockdown. But having received help just a year ago, would there be appetite from creditors and others to extend a lending hand again?


Analysis & Opinion


OPINION | A pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

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


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

It's time to move beyond knee-jerk responses, says Morné Mostert....


Solly Moeng | When it comes to lockdown, one size doesn't fit all

SA may benefit from a staggered return to economic activity, says Solly...

In other news

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

Coronavirus | Treasury centralises sourcing of protective gear

Apr 08 2020 16:50

This comes as countries around the globe scramble to secure scare medical equipment to fight the virus.

Coronavirus the latest blow to Stefanutti Stocks as construction projects shut down

Apr 08 2020 15:16

The construction company says it has closed the majority of its operations in countries where lockdowns have been instituted.

MONEY CLINIC: How can I improve my financial position while paying off R188k in debt?

Apr 08 2020 06:04

A Fin24 reader under debt consolidation is left with less than R3 000 per month, finding it impossible to make ends meet. A finance expert responds.

Sasol halts production at inland crude oil refinery as fuel demands drops

Apr 08 2020 10:52

The petrochemical group says it has suspended production "until further notice".

EU fails to rally behind recovery plan, clouding way forward

Apr 08 2020 09:32

EU finance ministers failed to agree on a strategy to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic, prolonging a paralysis that casts doubt over the bloc’s chances to weather the storm unscathed.



Paying the tax man in a changing employment landscape

Apr 06 2020 17:49

Increasingly, people are foregoing the traditional route of being a permanent employee at a single company. But being 'independent' comes with complex tax implications.

Company Snapshot

Voting Booth

Do you support a reduction in the public sector wage bill?

Previous results · Suggest a vote