Ramaphosa to chair virtual inaugural meeting of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council

President Cyril Ramaphosa will chair the virtual inaugural meeting of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Council on Thursday morning. The meeting will discuss the country’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan. It will also look at an overview of the different state-owned enterprises and the council’s terms of reference. A number of[…]

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61% of SA lost income due to Covid-19: research

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[…]

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Experts welcome reopening of the economy

Economists and industry experts say although President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will move from alert Level 3 to 2 of the lockdown, the damage has already been done. They, however, say the further opening up of the economy is welcome news. The ban on tobacco and alcohol[…]

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Ramaphosa told me to reopen economy slowly: SA’s Dlamini-Zuma

South Africa’s Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday told the National Council of Provinces it was President Cyril Ramaphosa’s instruction that the economy be reopened slowly from a lockdown as the country continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. “As we eased the lockdown, the president said we must not[…]

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