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Ramaphosa has realised his power‚ now he must act on SOEs‚ says economist

The Covid-19 crisis presents an opportunity for the South African government to restructure state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and cut back on state spending. This is according to economist Dawie Roodt‚ who was speaking at a media briefing facilitated by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) on the impact of the lockdown on the economy‚ among other […]

Essential baby items‚ clothing can be sold in lockdown: Dlamini-Zuma

Essential baby items and clothing may be sold in stores during the 21-day lockdown‚ the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) said on Thursday. “Following requests for clarification‚ we confirm that this provision includes baby clothes‚ blankets‚ towels and other essential accessories for newborns‚ infants and toddlers up to 36 months old‚” said […]

Cyril Ramaphosa and Zweli Mkhize applauded for ‘greatest effort’ against Covid-19 in Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa and health minister Zweli Mkhize’s leadership in the fight against Covid-19 has again received praise. The pair have been applauded by The Council on Foreign Relations on the decision to institute a 21-day nationwide lockdown to halt the spread of the virus and providing daily‚ forthright briefings that are perceived as credible. […]

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