South Africa

Editorial: Reporting on legal tensions

Even in the best of times, there is an inherent tension between the three arms of state

Odd drop in how Covid-19 numbers grow

As the country hunkers down for a second week of lockdown, how reliable is the data available and will it enable a sound decision for whether South Africans can leave their homes on April 16?

South Africa has been junked

Treasury says the credit ratings downgrade “could not have come at a worse time”, as country enters a 21-day Covid-19 lockdown with little money saved up

South Africa’s lockdown may push Zimbabwe to the edge

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in Zimbabwe could not have been much worse

The Covid-19 view from rural Eastern Cape: ‘The virus is still far from us’

In one part of the rural Eastern Cape, some people say they are continuing with life as normal; others did not hear or watch the president’s lockdown announcement because they had no electricity

Covid-19’s impact on small biz

Small businesses are choosing to adapt and upgrade their offering in order to keep their heads above water until Covid-19 is contained

‘Suspend June school holidays’

Schools were supposed to open on April 14, but with the lockdown only ending on April 16, they will remain closed

Partner row hits Mabuza Eskom deal

Former business associate says Nomvula Mabuza was not authorised to use his firm’s credentials to win the R100-million maintenance contract

Viral threat no match for Mama K’s Team 4

While most of Netflix’s live-action productions have been suspended, work on Mama K’s forges on from the comfort of animators’ couches and kitchen tables

Waterless Khayelitsha residents fear Covid-19

As the country prepares to go into lockdown, residents fear that they may be at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19

New purpose in the face of Covid-19

One company is Durban has turned to producing protective face masks

WHO: Half of Africa’s countries can still avoid a serious outbreak

But only if draconian border closures are accompanied by effective public health interventions

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Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders