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Op-Ed: Why the COVID-19 pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

"Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As such, it can no longer be business as usual".- Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Rand hits record low, goes over 19 to dollar as Fitch downgrades SA further into junk status

Last Friday Moody’s, the last rating agency to rate South Africa investment grade, cut South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk in line with economists’ forecast. Today Fitch further downgraded the country sending the rand plunging over 19 rand to the dollar. Below it gives its reasons...

Coronavirus – South Africa: Minister Gwede Mantashe on sector interventions during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Download logoSince our last engagement with members of the media wherein we announced interventions to support the decisive action by President Ramaphosa to initiate a nationwide lockdown, we have been working together with key stakeholders in the minerals and energy portfolio to monitor and ensure compliance with the lockdown regulations gazetted by Government. Mining In our previous briefing, we outlined that mining operations will be scaled down significantly, particularly deep-level mini

Seven tips for protecting against the coronavirus

The video below is copyright free and can be used at will, without asking for authorizationWatch the video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/NzT_rHOX5OwWHO recommends 7 tips in protecting yourself against the risk of coronavirus infection: 1. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or with an alcohol-based gel. 2. Need to cough or sneeze? Do it into a tissue or bent elbow, and then wash your hands. 3. Stay at least a metre away from other people, especially if they are coughing, sneez

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Op-Ed: Why the COVID-19 pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

"Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As such, it can no longer be business as usual".- Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

Rand hits record low, goes over 19 to dollar as Fitch downgrades SA further into junk status

Last Friday Moody’s, the last rating agency to rate South Africa investment grade, cut South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk in line with economists’ forecast. Today Fitch further downgraded the country sending the rand plunging over 19 rand to the dollar. Below it gives its reasons...

Applications open for Rupert family’s R1bn fund, here’s how to apply

As small businesses around South Africa feel the weight of the country’s 21 day lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic, BUSINESS/PARTNERS has revealed...