Friday, April 16, 2021

Airline passengers banned from eating on domestic flights

WENDY KNOWLER Domestic air travellers are no longer allowed to carry a takeaway coffee or sandwich on board a flight, or buy anything to eat...

Developing small businesses crucial for SA economy: Ramaphosa

AMANDA KHOZA President Cyril Ramaphosa says to achieve a successful economic reconstruction and recovery plan, SA is going to need to more effectively support the...

SA’s Uber drivers working with UK lawyers for overtime and holiday...

EMMA RUMNEY A group of Uber drivers in SA will head to court to seek rights including compensation for unpaid overtime and holiday pay, their...

About 8,000 jobs on the line at Heineken

PHILIP BLENKINSOP Heineken plans to cut about 8,000 jobs, the Dutch group said on Wednesday, seeking to restore operating margins to pre-pandemic levels after a...

Bus industry fears mass closures as lockdown anniversary nears

SHONISANI TSHIKALANGE The coronavirus pandemic could bring the long-distance and charter bus industries to their knees. Bus operators who spoke to TimesLIVE after Greyhound and Citiliner...

Greyhound blames its demise on Covid-19, travel bans and closed borders

WENDY KNOWLER Just five days ago, coach service Greyhound was punting its Valentine’s Day journeys on its website. But by Wednesday, the company announced that...

Open the beaches and let the wine flow, Winde pleads with...

Thousands of jobs and billions of rand are haemorrhaging from the Western Cape’s economy, premier Alan Winde said on Tuesday as he called for...

Transnet National Ports Authority relocating to Nelson Mandela Bay

A decade after planning to move Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to one of its ports, it is relocating to Nelson Mandela Bay. This was...

Loadshedding a ‘devestating blow’ to EC farmers – DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has levelled heavy criticism at Eskom following the bout of loadshedding at the weekend. SA shadow MEC for rural development and...

Absa figures indicate slow economic growth

What little economic recovery SA may have been achieving in during the Covid-19 pandemic might already be faltering, if figures from Absa's recent Purchasing...

Heineken SA to cut jobs, put investments on hold

REUTERS The SA arm of Heineken will cut 70 jobs and put new investments on hold in the country due to the significant impact of...

Wine and spirits maker Distell branches out into cannabis products

EMMA RUMNEY SA wine, cider and spirits company Distell will soon be able to offer cannabidiol-infused drinks after taking a 20% stake in cannabis wellness...

Prices of meat and sweets have risen – see by how...

The food and non-alcoholic beverages category was the main driver of inflation in December 2020, Statistics SA (Stats SA) announced on Wednesday. Consumer price inflation...

Restaurants lay bare their realities in SAB’s fight against booze ban

FRANNY RABKIN Popular Johannesburg eatery The Local Grill will be unable to keep its doors open beyond the end of January if the alcohol ban...

Eskom implements load-shedding from midday today

Power utility Eskom says it will implement Stage 2 load-shedding from 12 noon today through to Sunday night. This is due to loss of generation...

‘We have to decisively change the face of our economy’: Ramaphosa

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC-led government has to decisively change the face of SA's economy, and not simply allow it to return...

New platform aims to revolutionise online payments

A newly released digital platform is promising to revolutionise the way South Africans pay for products and services by allowing them to do it...

Events banned, facilities shut as Western Cape’s Covid-19 infections soar

All planned events in the Western Cape's Garden Route region have been banned until further notice as Covid-19 infections run riot. This as the province's...

Booze sales, parties to be restricted in Nelson Mandela Bay

Stricter Covid-19 regulations are set to place a damper on festivities in Nelson Mandela Bay this holiday season. The sale of liquor will once again...

‘Don’t judge me, celebrate with me’

Businessman shares experience with substance abuse Addictions affect everybody and anybody and we should not be pre-judgemental about people who are addicts. So says Tubs...

Restoring SA’s economy tops agenda of SOE council chaired by Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired a virtual inaugural meeting of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Council on Thursday in a bid to strengthen the framework...

Pot O’Curry celebrates first year in business

Call for other companies to join in the drive to 'helping those in need' by making a donation IT’S been a year of challenges for...

Eskom explains load-shedding and load curtailment

Eskom on Wednesday denied exceeding stage 4 load-shedding limits. This after energy expert Ted Blom said the power utility had exceeded stage 4 load-shedding in...

Covid-19 Ters payouts still on hold while five million IDs are...

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has extended the processing of new claims for Covid-19 temporary employee/employer relief scheme (Ters) benefits — but grant payments...

Liqui Fruit recall — it wasn’t glass

WENDY KNOWLER Pioneer Foods recalled about 270,000 cans of its Liqui Fruit grape juice after three consumers reported finding “small glass shards” in their cans,...

More stores pull TRESemmé products off their shelves

NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN Woolworths and Pick n Pay are removing TRESemmé products from their shelves after a public outcry over an offensive hair product advertisement posted...

Clicks to remove TRESemmé products, close for a day as senior...

Clicks has accepted the resignation of a senior executive responsible for an offensive hair product advertisement and said staff responsible for publishing it had...

Stage 3 load-shedding for Friday

Power utility Eskom will implement stage 3 load-shedding on Friday, as the weather improves and demand decreases. “Due to reduced demand and the much improved...

Eskom restructure will take another two years: David Mabuza

The government only envisages completing the process of restructuring or unbundling Eskom into three separate entities in 2022. This is according to Deputy President David...

Guard against companies wanting to clean your credit report

Prescribed periods apply for negative listings Consumers have been urged to remain cautious of offers to clear credit reports, especially if you have “adverse information...

Stage 2 load-shedding effective from midday, risk of more cuts this...

Breakdowns in electricity generation have resulted in Eskom announcing an enforced power outage from midday to 10pm on Tuesday. Ten generation units at seven power...

Transport sector looks to boost number of female drivers

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has hit the already faltering SA economy hard, causing a jobs bloodbath that has pushed the country to a record...

Indicator of economic growth lifts for first time in three months

ODWA MJO The SA Reserve Bank’s composite leading business cycle indicator increased 2.7% month on month in June, rising for the first time since March. The...

Business calls for urgent intervention after UIF-Ters benefits suspended

UIF applicants queue at the department of labour in Randburg to get financial relief during the Covid-19 pandemic. File image Image: Alaister Russell/The...

Lockdown has left South Africans drowning in debt

New studies of the impact of lockdown on the economy paint the picture of a country locked in a downward spiral of rising joblessness...

SA’s declining GDP will take five years to recover, says UN

NONKULULEKO NJILO SA's GDP is expected to decline by at least 7.9% this year as a result of Covid-19, according to research conducted by the...

‘It’s like Christmas’: Thirsty South Africans are here for the sale...

The sale of alcohol is allowed again and South Africans are rejoicing, many tweeting memes and hilarious anecdotes about their excitement. On Saturday, President Cyril...

Restaurant Association of SA cheers while hurt tobacco industry is wary

The tobacco industry has cautiously welcomed the announcement that cigarettes can be sold from Tuesday, but the ban on trade for five months has...

JUST IN | Ban on alcohol & cigarettes lifted from Monday...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will be moving to alert level 2 with bans on travel between provinces and the sale...

Ramaphosa to address nation at 8pm, Covid-19 state of disaster to...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation about the Covid-19 state of disaster at 8pm on Saturday. Ramaphosa's spokesperson, Tyrone Seale, said the address followed...

‘Don’t lift bans on alcohol and tobacco’: ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini

ANC Women's League remains opposed to plans to lift the restrictions 'as SA could be hit by another wave' of Covid-19 infections. ANC Women's League...

Gupta lawyer slams ‘incomprehensible’ Eskom and SIU summons for R3.8bn

The Gupta family has slammed a bid by Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to sue them for R3.8bn, which the power utility...

JUST IN | SA could move to level two this week...

The country could move to Level 2 this week if Cabinet accepts a recommendation from directors-general to open more sectors of the economy. A forum...

How we plan to make women more financially independent: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that government is scaling up its support for women to enable them to become financially independent, making them less likely...

‘Illegal sales of alcohol hamper our efforts’: Restaurant association to restaurateurs

UNATHI NKANJENI The Restaurant Association of SA (Rasa) has condemned illegal sales of alcohol at some restaurants. This comes after claims on social media that some...

Consol Glass indefinitely halts R1.5bn investment due to alcohol ban

ALISTAIR ANDERSON Consol Glass has indefinitely suspended construction of a new R1.5bn glass manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, as the government’s ban on the sale...

Gold climbs to record high as traders turn for safety

Safe-haven gold scaled a record peak on Wednesday, extending a record run above the $2,000 mark on a weaker dollar and bets for more...

No more lockdowns: World Health Organisation warns that the price is...

The World Health Organisation has urged countries not to reimpose national lockdowns in an attempt to stem the spread of Covid-19 due to social...

Lockdown changes will push curfew to 10pm, allow intraprovincial travel

The government has resolved to ease the curfew by an hour to enable restaurants to maximise their peak customer-serving time. Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said...

V&A Waterfront the first ‘Covid-19 safe’ tourist attraction in SA

Cape Town's V&A Waterfront has become the first tourist attraction in SA to be considered Covid-19 safe. The attraction was awarded a “global safety and...