Liquor group Distell says SA’s prohibition on liquor sales cost it an estimated R4.3bn in lost revenue during its year to end-June, when volumes fell more than a fifth. Group profit just more than halved to R394.6m, with Distell saying volumes in SA fell a quarter, with the restrictions on[…]
Universities in SA have been given until February to complete the 2020 academic year with the 2021 calendar set to start between March and April. Higher education & training minister Blade Nzimande made the announcement on Wednesday during his update on Covid-19 alert level 2 measures in the post-school education[…]
SA may be over the Covid-19 surge, but reimposing strict restrictions is still on the table, warns health minister Zweli Mkhize. Mkhize told eNCA he hoped SA did not have to reimpose extreme lockdown restrictions, as other countries have done. He said the plateau had started and the country was[…]
Business4SA (B4SA) has expressed dismay at the temporary shutdown of unemployment relief funds, saying it has offered to help the labour department free of charge with capacity challenges impeding the payouts of lockdown aid. All payments of Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) benefits have been halted[…]
Five months into the Covid-19 pandemic, financial distress remains a concern among South Africans, with as many as 61% reporting a loss of income. This is according to the latest research results on the socio-economic impact of the coronavirus conducted by the market research company Ask Afrika. The survey also[…]
World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-quarantine at his home in Jamaica a week after celebrating his 34th birthday with a big, mask-free party. Jamaica’s health ministry confirmed late on Monday that Bolt, who holds world records in[…]
Magistrates across the country are releasing updated admission of guilt penalties for breaking South Africa’s lockdown regulations, including a number of motoring-specific fines. Of particular importance for motorists, is the failure to ensure your passengers wear masks while in a vehicle. Motorists can be fined as much as R1,000 for[…]
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed cautious optimism as the country’s Covid-19 cases take a dip and government bolsters efforts to prevent further transmission of the deadly virus. Mkhize was speaking during an official welcoming of the first members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) surge team that has[…]
Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has published a new directive which provides further clarity around the country’s coronavirus lockdown and how alert levels are calculated. The alert levels determine the level of restrictions to be applied during the national state of disaster. The levels are as follows: Alert Level 1[…]
The Western Cape Government cabinet says it will push for the safe opening of all businesses and the domestic sale of alcohol, together with smart interventions. The provincial government acknowledged that the number of trauma cases declined when alcohol sales were banned in the country, but it cautioned that this[…]
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