Nxesi urges employers to comply with labour law during lockdown
Nxesi urges employers to comply with labour law during lockdown

Addressing reporters during a social cluster press briefing on Tuesday, 31 March, the minister revealed that some employers were still not adhering to the relevant laws...

15 hours ago

11-step battle plan for business owners, leaders during lockdown
11-step battle plan for business owners, leaders during lockdown

Right now, every small- to medium-sized business in South Africa needs a survival plan. Business owners and team leaders need to use the one thing that this difficult period provides - time...

By Trevor Clark 12 hours ago

Covid-19: Could remote working help retail re-evaluate its agenda?
Covid-19: Could remote working help retail re-evaluate its agenda?

We are living through dark times but it is important to try to stay positive; and the situation may well be giving many companies the chance to take stock of the future...

7 hours ago

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Spend your lockdown skilling up

Being homebound is our reality for the foreseeable future, but it doesn't have to spell disaster for your income says Jacqueline Raw, owner and founder of marketing consultancy, Ycagel...

By Jacqueline Raw 8 hours ago

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Covid-19 and what it means for tax in the mining industry

During the 21-day lockdown period, mining operations in South Africa will scale down significantly. The effect on deep-level mines will probably be most significant as coal mines supplying Eskom will continue to operate, albeit at a reduced level.

By Adéle de Jager, 9 hours ago

Covid-19 lockdown: Impact on construction contract claims
Covid-19 lockdown: Impact on construction contract claims

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has already had extreme impacts across the globe, including South Africa. The lockdown, which has resulted in construction sites being shut down...

By Richard Hoal 9 hours ago

R2.4bn Sars refunds to lockdown-hit SMMEs, businesses
R2.4bn Sars refunds to lockdown-hit SMMEs, businesses

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has paid out R2.4bn to taxpayers in refunds since the commencement of the Covid-19 enforced lockdown on 26 March...

10 hours ago

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Remaining relevant to clients in the time of lockdown

In a time of business unusual, how do marketing agencies remain relevant to their clients? Lauren Crooks, lead strategist of Coalition Communications shares insights on the topic...

By Lauren Crooks 10 hours ago

".za" websites required to link to government Covid-19 portal
".za" websites required to link to government Covid-19 portal

As per Government regulations, all websites that end in ".za" are required to link to the Department of Health's Covid-19 portal, www.sacoronavirus.co.za...

11 hours ago

Digemy launches gamified Covid-19 learning platform
Digemy launches gamified Covid-19 learning platform

South African-based edtech startup, Digemy, has launched a gamified, data-light e-learning platform to educate the continent on Covid-19...

11 hours ago

Free Covid-19 Monitoring tool for businesses
Free Covid-19 Monitoring tool for businesses

The Social Collective has created a free platform to assist South African companies more accurately track indicators of Covid-19 at the workplace...

12 hours ago

How SA consumer behaviour is changing in the Covid-19 world
How SA consumer behaviour is changing in the Covid-19 world

It seems like the script for an apocalyptic movie, but none of us will even be venturing into cinemas - until much later in 2020, at least - as much of the world as we know it is in lockdown. Here's how the #lockdown is affecting brand and consumer behaviour alike within our borders...

Issued by Kantar 12 hours ago

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4 ways brands should switch up their social media during Covid-19

Social distancing doesn't mean you have to become anti-social. If anything, brands should be more social than ever before. But it's how they do it, that counts, writes Natalie Pool, head of social at VMLY&R South Africa...

By Natalie Pool 12 hours ago

Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators
Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

12 hours ago

ATM and POS transactions sink to record lows during lockdown
ATM and POS transactions sink to record lows during lockdown

By Sunday, 29 March, only 1.2 million transactions at ATMs and stores were recorded...

12 hours ago

Covid-19 regulations for retail landlords
Covid-19 regulations for retail landlords

On 24 March 2020, the minister of trade, industry and competition published certain regulations entitled Covid-19 Block Exemption for the Retail Property Sector 2020...

By William Fullard 13 hours ago

Drugs security is a serious issue in Nigeria as Covid-19 rages Pius Utomi Ekpe/AFP via Getty Images
Nigeria relies heavily on drug imports. Why this is worrying in the time of COVID-19

The spread of Covid-19 has been slow in Nigeria compared to other countries on the continent. Nevertheless, the federal government has a taken steps in readiness for a more rapid outbreak...

By Wuraola Akande-Sholabi 13 hours ago

Considering a payment holiday for tenants? Put it in writing
Considering a payment holiday for tenants? Put it in writing

The banks have stepped up to offer landlords payment holidays during the lockdown, but will the effects be felt by tenants and what should a landlord with a struggling tenant do?

By Grant Smee 13 hours ago

It’s time the EU turned its rhetoric about Africa into more tangible action. epa
Europe and African relations post Covid-19: time to add size, scale and speed

Since 2000, European and African leaders have been talking about giving the partnership between the two continents a "new strategic" dimension...

By Carlos Lopes 14 hours ago

South African biotech company provides surface disinfection against Covid-19
South African biotech company provides surface disinfection against Covid-19

Preparing now to flatten the curve...

Issued by The Lime Envelope 14 hours ago

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?
The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

By Dorothy Tembo 14 hours ago

The consequences of spreading fake news about Covid-19
The consequences of spreading fake news about Covid-19

Social media and particularly fake news are adding fuel to the sense of uncertainty during the Covid-19 lockdown. What does our law say taking into account the regulations published by the government amid the pandemic?

By Veronica Vurgarellis & Tiro Moticoe 15 hours ago

Noupoort Wind Farm
Operational wind farms an essential service

South Africa's 22 operational wind farms are considered essential services and will continue contributing to the national grid...

15 hours ago

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Covid-19 and tax relief measures

To alleviate the impact of the lockdown on businesses, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the introduction of a number of economic measures, including tax relief measures...

By Aubrey Mazibuko & Louis Botha 1 day ago

Covid-19 and Competition Law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and more
Covid-19 and Competition Law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and more

What businesses in the retail sector need to know about competition law in the time of Covid-19...

By Cara du Plessis and Tenisha Burslem-Rotheroe 1 day ago

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Closing copyright offices for Covid-19 could have unintended consequences

One only has to look back in history to appreciate the extent to which necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Some of the greatest inventions were the product of pandemics, wars and recessions...

By Bernadette Versfeld, 1 day ago

"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual format
"Never let a good crisis go to waste"- National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton chats the new virtual format

The National Arts Festival will move into the digital realm and for the first time ever go fully virtual. We chatted to National Arts Festival CEO Monica Newton to find out how exactly this new virtual format will play out, the opportunities of targeting a wider audience and how creatives can try and combat the negative effects of the Covid-19 crisis...

By Ruth Cooper 1 day ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Unity against Covid-19
#OrchidsandOnions: Unity against Covid-19

There's nothing like a good crisis to bring out the best in brands ... and a number of our household name companies stepped up this week to throw their weight behind President Cyril Ramaphosa's plea for people to stay at home...

By Brendan Seery 1 day ago

6 steps to sustainably flatten the coronavirus curve
6 steps to sustainably flatten the coronavirus curve

We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. It started as a health crisis, within days became a real economic crisis, and is now on a swift path to becoming a massive fiscal challenge...

By Adam Ikdal 1 day ago

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