Friday, June 5, 2020

AB de Villiers hits sixes on Instagram

Batsman AB de Villiers is hitting models, reality stars, actors, socialites and bloggers for a six on Instagram where his follower score is the...

Private sector remains best placed to stimulate economic growth, Busa says

SA needs to build an economy that attains sustained growth of “beyond 5%” and is structured to be inclusive and equitable. This will require the...

‘Zol’ hitmaker Max Hurrell launches clothing line

Following on the success of his track Zol, Cape Town music producer Max Hurrell has  launched a clothing line brandishing a  famous line from the hit...

Many people are experiencing ‘adjustment disorder’ as lockdowns end. Here’s why

After two months stuck at home, most of us have an intense yearning to get out of the house and see friends and family,...

Tunnel thieves return again and again to steal booze worth R300,000

Solid concrete was no deterrent for thieves who tunnelled into a Johannesburg liquor store during lockdown, stealing R300,000 in whisky, brandy, gin, ciders, vodka...

‘It’s very difficult to believe anything we hear from government now’...

British American Tobacco is resuming its legal challenge against the ban on the sale of tobacco products after it says the government betrayed its...

‘Ongoing tobacco ban will turn informal traders into beggars, criminals into...

The SA Informal Traders Alliance (Saita) has called on the government to lift the ban on cigarette sales under level 3 of the lockdown,...

Nedbank expects SA economy to shrink 7% in 2020

KARL GERNETZKY Banking group Nedbank said on Friday it expects SA’s economy to contract 7% in 2020, with the group saying it expects profits to...

Reserve Bank cuts repo rate a further 50bps to 3.75%

The SA Reserve Bank cut interest rates by 50 basis points on Thursday which is expected to bring further relief to SA’s battered economy, most...

DJ Black Coffee acquires stake in Gallo Music Investments

International music icon DJ Black Coffee — through his company FlightMode Digital — has acquired a significant stake in Gallo Music Investments (GMI). The Lebashe...

Commissions flooded with Covid-19 related price hike complaints

By ANDISIWE MAKINANA The Competition Commission continues to be flooded with complaints about price hikes for basic food items and coronavirus-related supplies like face masks...

50 days in lockdown then 30 days out could be SA’s...

An 18-month cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could peg SA's Covid-19 fatalities to just over 9,000...

Up to 2-million jobs could be lost in Gauteng’s version of...

By CLAUDI MAILOVICH Gauteng, SA’s economic powerhouse, will move to a less restrictive lockdown level at the beginning of June, which will provide much-needed relief...

Huge losses at SAA unveiled

CAROL PATON SAA’s financial statements, which will be presented to parliament on Friday afternoon — more than two years late, reveal substantial losses of R5.5bn...

Cuban doctors will hit SA’s Covid-19 front-line on Monday

13 doctors from the Cuban Medical Brigade arrived in Klerksdorp on Friday night and will be deployed across four districts in the North West...

Surnames could dictate when you can buy booze: here is what...

The Liquor Traders Association of SA (LTASA) has submitted a detailed plan to government outlining protocols around the sale of alcohol during lockdown. The association‚...

Smaller East London construction firms crippled by pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has crippled the small to medium-sized building and construction firms in East London. And while level 4 lockdown allows for small...

Ebrahim Patel makes a U-turn on e-commerce

By BEKEZELA PHAKATHI After facing widespread criticism on some of its lockdown regulations, the government on Thursday moved to publish new regulations allowing for more...

RDS boasts decades of quality service

The GO! & Express was born in the late ‘90s when the GO! merged with the Kei Express. Over the last two-and-a-half decades, it’s seen...

British American Tobacco backs down from lawsuit

By GENEVIEVE QUINTAL British American Tobacco SA (BATSA), the local division of the world’s second-largest cigarette producer, has decided not to challenge the government’s Covid-19...

Iconic SA magazines to fold as Caxton pulls the plug

By ERNEST MABUZA Caxton and CTP Publishers & Printers on Tuesday said it had decided, in principle, to close its magazine division. This affects at...

Comair goes into business rescue and suspends trading on JSE

By MUDIWA GAVAZA Airline group Comair will go into business rescue and suspend its shares from trading on the JSE, it said on Tuesday. Comair, which...

Government open to bringing in strategic partners at SAA

  Government’s plan for a new SA Airways (SAA) to emerge from the ashes could entail bringing on strategic equity partners to help the ailing...

Unions call for radical policies to save jobs and the economy

Labour federations on Workers’ Day called on the government to introduce radical policies to kick-start the economy that has been negatively affected by Covid-19. On...

Unions ‘reject with contempt’ SAA business rescue plans

By NICK WILSON Two of the biggest unions at SAA are threatening legal action to remove the business rescue practitioners of the stricken state-owned airline,...

Government wants ‘new, financially viable’ airline from SAA business rescue

By Naledi Shange Once the dust has settled on the SAA business rescue process, the government wants a “new, financially viable and competitive airline” to...

SAA shut down would destroy transformation in SA aviation, pilots say

If SAA and SA Express were to close down there would never be transformation in the country’s aviation industry. This is according to an open...

Mixed messages from government as SAA shut down

By CLAUDI MAILOVICH and GENEVIEVE QUINTAL Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan will brief the cabinet on the fate of SAA on Monday, while the national...

McKinsey warns of ‘jobs bloodbath’ across Africa due to coronavirus

By NTANDO THUKWANA The national lockdowns imposed on various African countries could wipe out about a third of jobs across the continent, a report by...

Areena Resort tells a story of hard work

Today, when you visit Areena Riverside Resort, you will find something on offer for everyone, from luxury accommodation to very basic camping. Adventure activities include...

Holiday message from Go!&Express, under lockdown

Go! & Express wish all our readers and advertisers a blessed Easter and Passover. May you all stay safe in this trying period for our...

Govt to discuss operating times with retailers during lockdown

By GENEVIEVE QUINTAL Government will be talking to retailers such as supermarkets, which are allowed to remain open during the national lockdown, about operating times. Minister...

SA Express suspends operations over Covid-19

By GENEVIEVE QUINTAL Ailing state-owned airline SA Express is suspending operations until further notice due to the Covid-19 crisis. The illness is devastating the airline...

SA’s stocks crash as government scrambles to limit spread of virus

By TAMAR KAHN, GENEVIEVE QUINTAL, LUYOLO MKENTANE, LYNLEY DONNELLY and LUKANYO MNYANDA As SA’s stock markets crashed to their biggest intraday loss to date, officials...

How the Covid-19 pandemic has changed business

Apple is taking the temperature of customers at its China stores, Australian grocer Woolworths is providing dedicated shopping hours for the elderly and Samsung...

Foreign banks can be charged again for price-fixing

By KATHARINE CHILD The Competition Appeal Court has given the Competition Commission a reprieve by ruling on Friday that it can again charge foreign banks...

It’s official: SA was in recession in 2019, poor numbers shock...

SA’s economy managed to eke out paltry growth in 2019, despite a steep contraction in the fourth quarter, which led to a recession being...

Swarms of locusts on track to devour African economies

Sadly, the northeastern African countries of Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan are best known for the heart-rending images they have produced over the years when...

Another recession is on the cards for SA

By ODWA MJO The state of the economy will be at the forefront this week, with some economists forecasting that SA may have slid into...

Sugar industry urges Tito to drop tax

By BEKEZELA PHAKATHI Finance minister Tito Mboweni has been urged to ditch the controversial sugar tax which was introduced in 2018 amid concerns that it...

Massmart warns of almost R1.4bn loss

By KARL GERNETZKY Walmart-owned retailer Massmart, whose brands include Makro and Game, warned on Thursday it had swung into a loss in its year to end-December,...

Billionaires richer than 60 percent of the world’s population: Oxfam

The world's billionaires have doubled in the past decade and are richer than 60 percent of the global population, the charity Oxfam said Monday. It...

Louis Vuitton bags world’s second largest diamond — it’s like a...

The biggest rough diamond discovered in over a century was shown to private clients Tuesday by French luxury handbag-maker Louis Vuitton, which acquired the...

Five things you need to know about the video-sharing app TikTok

Video-sharing platform TikTok has taken the social media space by storm as users flock to it to share their content. The app has numerous...

Will putting a plant on your office desk really help you...

If one of your resolutions for 2020 is to reduce your stress levels, then putting a plant on your work desk could help, according...

SAA cancels some Joburg, Durban, Cape Town and Munich flights to...

Airline is consolidating to save money SAA has confirmed that selected domestic and international flights have been cancelled and that it is "consolidating" to save...

SAA survival in the balance

Business rescue practitioner claims canning of operations discussed, but government fighting to keep the national airline flying Government has given undertakings to return to SAA's...

It’s a hard NO! Here’s why Twitter edit button will ‘probably...

Users have been advocating for an edit button for years Despite the Twitter community's constant yearning and begging for a tweet edit button, company CEO Jack Dorsey...

Bakkie to the future: it’s been 15 years so please collect...

Amid the endless bustle at OR Tambo International, for 15 years a forlorn-looking and forgotten double cab bakkie has not moved. It’s one of 70...