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Eskom's De Ruyter: 'I think we'll emerge stronger and more reliable' after lockdown


Coronavirus | SA airlines set to lose R40 billion, plead for government help

Apr 02 2020 19:12

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the SA airline industry could amount to 10.7 million fewer passengers transported, according to an industry body..


OPINION | Lockdown: A reminder of the devastating realities of inequality

Apr 02 2020 20:09

Ours is a country of great contrasts, where grinding poverty exists side-by-side with opulence found in gated estates and posh suburbs, from Fish Hoek to Umhlanga and Dainfern, says Sibongile Khumalo.

South Africa

Public servants wage deal on ice as unions move to declare dispute

Apr 02 2020 13:19

The public service wage increase – which was due to kick in on 1 April – is still on ice after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced in his Budget speech an ambitious plan to save some R160 billion on the public service wage deal over three years.


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OPINION | Lockdown: A reminder of the devastating realities of inequality

Ours is a country of great contrasts, where grinding poverty exists side-by-side...


OPINION | Lockdown - a chance for business to limit the damage, not exacerbate it

The way we do business has changed overnight as a result of the Covid-19...


Sipho Pityana | Having each other’s backs is the only way through the storm

South Africans have a tradition of coming together to overcome crises,...


BOOK EXTRACT | Bruce Whitfield: South Africa isn't just unequal - it's unfair

South Africa is a fundamentally unfair country, writes Bruce Whitfield...


OPINION | Disasters and downgrades - SA's diary of a bad year

Financial modelling reveals that the economy could shrink as much as 5%...

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Kieswetter: Hunt for partner to clamp down on illicit cigarette trade must 'start from scratch'

Apr 01 2020 20:30

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter said he is disappointed with the lack of progress made in finding a service provider to help with an initiative to clamp down on illicit cigarette trade.

Go to for official government updates on Covid-19

Mar 27 2020 11:11

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Lockdown | Eskom lost a maintenance opportunity, utility admits

Apr 01 2020 16:34

While Eskom is on track to meet its immediate maintenance needs, the drop in electricity demand that came with the lockdown has been a lost opportunity for the utility to get to grips with its long-term maintenance needs, spokesperson Sikhonathi Mantshantsha told Fin24.

SA Revenue Service's tax collection grows despite sluggish economy

Apr 01 2020 16:40

SARS grows revenue collection to R1.356 trillion, up 5.3%. The budget estimate was R1.422 trillion.

Local stocks softer as global sentiment turns sour

Apr 01 2020 19:47

With most countries under lockdown, the trend of job losses could extend across all the major global economic centers

New leadership will propel Sanlam forward, says outgoing CEO

Apr 01 2020 06:04

The outgoing Sanlam CEO and chairman say they have no doubt that the new recruits who were announced on Tuesday morning will take the company to new heights. And their remuneration will be based on what they’ve personally contributed to the business rather than how market forces affect the company.



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