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Covid-19 stimulus plan won’t protect informal economy

The sector is incredibly vulnerable but has largely been overlooked in government’s neal attempts to deal with our current crisis

Ramaphosa announces R500-billion Covid-19 package for South Africa

President announces an ‘extraordinary coronavirus budget’ with R20-billion for healthcare and spending on the pandemic equal to 10% of national GDP

Incentivise the adoption of 4IR technologies

With great rewards for bringing new technologies into different sectors will come great opportunities for South Africa’s economy

Coronavirus and the economy: We didn’t prepare for tough times

South Africa was well-placed for the 2008 crisis. But R3.18-trillion debt and low growth hamper its ability to limit the economic effects of Covid-19

GDP is stuck in the doldrums

The latest economic figures and the effect of the coronavirus on the global economy are bad news for South Africa’s already tepid domestic growth outlook

Tourism must be leveraged to grow South Africa’s economy

The tourism sector adds unique value to the economy and overall development of the country and this should be further built upon

South Africa’s economy plunges into a recession

The country’s economy grew by only 0.2% in 2019, after it experienced contractions in both the third and fourth quarter

GDP declines more than expected, at 0.6%

Most sectors of the economy reported negative growth, with mining, manufacturing and transport suffering the biggest falls

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged

Although economists say there is room now for SARB to cut the repo rate in order to strengthen the economy - the central bank kept it unchanged

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The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean

About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections

Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted Covid-19 strategy

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address his fellow South Africans on developments in the risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus

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Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations