Wednesday, August 5, 2020

SA has all the ingredients to recover from Covid-19 economic damage...

President Cyril Ramaphosa said SA's path to economic recovery will be long and difficult and must start now. Image: GCIS SA has all...

Promoting health benefits of CBD

While many people still view ‘dagga’ with some level of suspicion, more and more are starting to discover the various health benefits that cannabis-based...

Eat beef stew with a cup of instant coffee if your...

Food prices have gone up‚ Stats SA data shows Shoppers are right: food has become more expensive. But there are exceptions‚ which savvy or cash-strapped...

Tourism industry optimistic despite R748m daily losses

NONKULULEKO NJILO The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) on Monday said it was confident the industry would survive the Covid-19 pandemic, despite recording...

Vodacom partners with China’s Alipay to create ‘super app’

MUDIWA GAVAZA Vodacom has partnered with China’s Alipay on a new “super app” that will allow customers to make payments, stream video and make travel...

The 2020 Instagram rich list is out – here’s who made...

Visual social media planner Hooper HQ has released the top 100 Instagram 2020 rich list. It includes influencers in fitness, beauty, music and fashion among eight...

Giving new meaning to ‘downsizing’

Newly established East London-based company Freedom Tiny Home Manufacturers is bringing a more literal interpretation to the concept of downsizing. Founded by Pinewood Homes owner...

Load-shedding to ease but will remain an ‘unwelcome part of life’...

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter says the current round of rolling blackouts will ease this week - but the power utility has conceded that...

Alcohol industry queries ban

The government's ban on the sale of alcohol during the lockdown was reinstated without warning on Sunday night, and without considering the industry's attempts...

VBS former boss loses another court bid to save his assets

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed an application by former VBS Bank chief executive Andile Ramavhunga and his wife, Zanele, who wanted...

Stage 2 Loadshedding – 10 July 2020 – Buffalo City Metro...

Stage 2 loadshedding returned countrywide from 12 midday today, July 10, 2020 and is set to continue until 10pm tonight. This stage is initiated if...

ANC to set out vision for post-Covid-19 economy

CAROL PATON The ANC, which is set to publish its final draft of a discussion document on the post-Covid-19 economy on Friday, has again returned...

High court rules against Minerals Council in Mining Charter matter

ALLAN SECCOMBE The mining industry’s legal challenge against certain clauses in the Mining Charter took a new turn after a court ruling demanded the participation...

Massmart looks to cut 1,800 jobs at Game stores

KARL GERNETZKY Walmart-owned retailer Massmart says up to 1,800 jobs may be cut at its Game stores in SA as its begins formal consultations with...

Former VBS Bank CFO Phillip Truter says he’ll plead guilty

The former CFO of VBS Mutual Bank, Phillip Truter, on Monday morning indicated he intended to plead guilty to the charges he faces. National Prosecuting...

SA consumers say food, goods and services are getting pricier under...

The majority of people polled across 26 countries, including SA, have reported an increase in the cost of food, goods and services since the...

New-car sales improve in June but are still way down on...

With the tourism sector still under lockdown restrictions, there was virtually no contribution by the car rental industry New-vehicle sales in SA in June were...

Milnerton refinery to launch probe into explosion which left two dead

Two people were killed and seven injured after an explosion at an oil refinery in Milnerton, Cape Town, in the early hours of...

MPs urged to reject supplementary budget

LINDA ENSOR A group of nearly 100 economists, economic analysts and professionals have called on parliament to reject finance minister Tito Mboweni’s supplementary budget on...

VWSA on hunt for next big female entrepreneur

Volkswagen Group SAs Lionesses Den initiative is on the hunt for three  winning business pitches that could stand female entrepreneurs  a chance of grabbing...

‘Please Call Me’ inventor Makate scores another court victory against Vodacom

'Please Call Me' inventor Nkosana Makate has won yet another court battle against cellphone giant Vodacom after a court ruled in his favour on...

Tito Mboweni says income and corporate tax unlikely to rise

ANTONY SGUAZZIN and PRINESHA NAIDOO Finance minister Tito Mboweni told selected clients of two of the country’s biggest banks that the National Treasury had no...

SA braces for a deepening recession

CLAIRE BISSEKER Economic growth and current account data for the first quarter will be the main focus this week. Though too backward-looking to reveal the...

BAT’s challenge to tobacco ban to be heard only in August

By the time the case is heard, the ban will have been in place for four-and-half months The second big legal challenge to SA’s Covid-19...

BREAKING: Court rules cigarette ban must stay in place

“The application by Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association is dismissed.” With these words, the high court ruled on Friday that the sale of tobacco products would...

Court to hear BAT SA tobacco ban challenge

GENEVIEVE QUINTAL The high court in Cape Town will hear British American Tobacco SA (BAT) application to have the ban on sale of tobacco products...

Let our patrons drink, restaurant association pleads with government

The Restaurant Association of SA (Rasa) has written to cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, asking her to allow 70% capacity...

Data prices will fall as Competition Commission and MTN reach agreement

The commission said on Thursday that a consent agreement concluded between itself and MTN to reduce data prices had been finalised. “This follows the commmission’s...

Subsistence miner hits R57m jackpot — largest tanzanite gemstones ever found

A Tanzanian subsistence miner hit the jackpot on Wednesday after the government handed him a cheque for 7.74bn Tanzanian shillings ($3.35m or R57m) for...

Organisers say Paris Fashion Week will go ahead in September, vow...

Thousands are expected to descend on the French capital to see the Spring/Summer 2021 collection Paris women's fashion week is to go ahead in September,...

IMF loans won’t take our sovereignty, says Tito Mboweni

  The government will not agree to any conditions compromising the national sovereignty of the country in its loans discussion of lending institutions such as...

Google adds ‘fact-check’ label to images to curb fake news

The new labels will be based on the ClaimReview database established by independent fact-checkers Google said Monday it was adding fact-check labels to images as...

Tito Mboweni: government to borrow R118bn from international institution

Finance minister Tito Mboweni has revealed that government intends to borrow US$7bn (R118bn) from international finance institutions, warning strongly that it is money which...

Standard Bank rejects calls to drop directors over ties to fossil...

KARL GERNETZKY Africa’s largest bank by assets, Standard Bank, says it rejects calls from climate activists to vote against five members of its board in...

EXPLAINED | This is how personal care services must operate under...

Rules have been put in place for the reopening of personal care services, including hair and nail salons, after businesses have been closed for...

About 20,00 litres of booze seized in crackdown on illegal liquor...

The KwaZulu-Natal department of economic development has seized close to 20,000 litres of alcohol from one unlicensed trader outside Pietermaritzburg during liquor store inspections. In...

45 South Africans, including Olympic athlete, left at Frankfurt Airport after...

An athlete who represented SA in the 2012 London Olympics and more than 40 other South Africans found themselves stranded in Germany after a...

Hairdressers’ court challenge stymied, for now, DA blames Dlamini-Zuma for delay

The much awaited legal showdown between the DA and co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma over the closure of hair and beauty...

It could get ugly: lockdown ban on hairdressers, beauticians in court...

The DA and co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are set to butt heads in the high court in Cape Town on...

Dlamini-Zuma had to be ‘swift’ when banning cigarettes, lawyer tells court

Co-operative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is within her powers to make regulations which prohibit the sale of tobacco products during the...

Court blocks, for now, transport of 70,000 sheep by sea to...

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has welcomed a court ruling interdicting a livestock company from exporting 70,000 sheep at a feedlot in the...

Twitter now allows users to ‘rethink’ harmful replies

As part of a limited experiment, Twitter will be asking users if they're sure they want to post that mean tweet before they hit...

CCMA goes digital to enable filing of disputes during pandemic

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has introduced a free digital platform for people to refer conciliation and arbitration disputes and make...

‘No calls’ tabled to reinstate alcohol ban: Presidency

There have not been any calls to reinstate the ban on alcohol sales, the presidency said on Monday afternoon. This comes as a number of...

Fita brings in its own medical experts to challenge ban on...

No short-term benefit to quitting and no proof of freeing up of hospital beds The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) has attached two reports...

Schools ‘94% ready’, Motshekga tells unions ahead of schools reopening

Basic education minister scheduled to address the nation at 4pm on Sunday Basic education minister Angie Motshekga told teachers' unions and the three major governing...

No more delays as schools set to reopen

After last week's abortive attempt, kids go back tomorrow After almost three months, most grade 7 and 12 pupils will finally head back to school...

DUTYWA POLICE INVESTIGATE ARSON OF SCHOOL

Dutywa Police are investigating an arson case following the burning down of a school in Dutywa. It is alleged that the school principal of Dinizulu...

WATCH | Could water purification tablets help Joburg taxis fight off...

https://youtu.be/jVPqNTVvyno Cadena SA, a non-profit organisation, has introduced a safe and cost-effective way to sanitise taxis. The group’s innovative use of water purification tablets could stem...

Robot dog hounds Thai shoppers to keep hands virus-free

A scurrying robot dog named K9 dispenses hand sanitizer to curious children and wary shoppers -- one of the more unexpected measures Thai malls...