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Whistleblower: Misrule at trade commission

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa’s senior executives are facing allegations of financial mismanagement and victimising employees

Ebrahim Patel MIA as the South African National Accreditation System battles its board

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has failed to intervene at the South African National Accreditation System since being made aware of alleged board inteference last November

Richard Calland: What brave new world awaits us?

Responses to terrible inequality, climate change and the Covid-19 economic crisis will decide this

‘Level three will require great discipline and responsibility’ — Dlamini-Zuma

The local government minister has laid out how lockdown level three will work, but she warned that it comes with a danger of Covid-19 spreading further

E-commerce will assist economy

Allowing companies to sell products online will help them to stay afloat during the lockdown

Government’s Covid-19 science mask is slipping

The government’s professed reliance on science to justify its response to the pandemic reveals both its overconfidence and its insecurities about getting citizens to cooperate

Support local businesses to grow the economy

The pandemic has disturbed global production chains, so strengthening local chains will ensure supply, boost the country’s manufacturing capacity and inspire innovation

Compulsory face masks and curfew kick in as lockdown eases

The easing of SA’s lockdown means more than 40% of the workforce will be back at work, but if Covid-19 cases go up the lockdown will intensify again

Ebrahim Patel: Essential goods include baby clothes

The government has tried to clarify its position on baby clothes and blankets, saying stores that are already open can sell these for infants up to 36 months old

The national disaster fund will be used to finance preventative measures for Covid-19

Money from the national disaster management fund will be used to fight the spread of the coronavirus and funds from other departments could be used as well

Mass store and job cuts at Massmart

Changed market conditions and an appalling economy has hit low end cash-and-carry outlets

Ahead of WEF, Mboweni will have to assure investors that the country does have power

The finance minister says despite the difficult fiscal environment, structural reforms are under way to put SA on a new growth path

State delays wheat cuts

Millers claim red tape is keeping import cost savings from being passed on to consumers

Private healthcare market inquiry cost R196m – Patel

Public hearings took place in 2016, and the commission received written reports and feedback from 175 stakeholders

Internet access has become a human right, data inquiry hears

Media Monitoring Africa suggested several solutions including free access to the internet at all government sites such as schools and libraries

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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