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South Africa to move to Level 3 lockdown on June 1

South Africa to move to Level 3 lockdown on June 1

South African steel production fell by 99.5 per cent year-on-year in April so the move to Level 3 was welcomed.

Inter-Africa Trade Fair postponed to September 2021

Inter-Africa Trade Fair postponed to September 2021

Oramah said that the continuing COVID-19 pandemic situation was not conducive to holding such a pan-African event.

South African government launches R500bn stimulus package

South African government launches R500bn stimulus package

R2 billion is geared to assist small and medium enterprises and spaza shop owners and other small businesses;

Mixed reaction to extension of South Africa’s lockdown

Mixed reaction to extension of South Africa’s lockdown

Non-food stores, all restaurants, bars and cinemas are closed, as are schools, churches and universities.

BRICS NDB issues RMB 5 billion Coronavirus bond

BRICS NDB issues RMB 5 billion Coronavirus bond

The China loan will finance urgent and unexpected public health expenditures and will focus on three provinces in China.

South Africa starts first day of 21-day lockdown

South Africa starts first day of 21-day lockdown

This means that most economic activities cease except those related to public health, food, water, sanitation and electricity.

Learning from Mistakes in Pandemic Response

Learning from Mistakes in Pandemic Response

Throughout history, we have assumed the risk of communicating disease; the question is, have we learned from past experiences enough to minimize future risk?

South African Reserve Bank cuts repo rate by 100 basis points

Slashing the repo rate by 100 basis points will help mitigate the risks of Covid-19 to the economy, experts say.

South African final demand rose in the fourth quarter

South African final demand rose in the fourth quarter

Prospects for 2020 were looking good prior to the global panic resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.

South African Budget does not raise any new taxes

South African Budget does not raise any new taxes

Commitments made at the 2018 and 2019 Investment Summits haven't been factored into the GDP growth forecasts.

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