The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down
The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 hours ago

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The printer market will suffer for two years but will recover

The coronavirus pandemic has already severely impacted several economies around the world and the impacts are likely to be much deeper and go on for a long time.

By Chris de Beer 2 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Make sure your medical aid, savings and risk benefits are covered
Covid-19: Make sure your medical aid, savings and risk benefits are covered

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed additional financial pressure on South Africans. If you are being retrenched or having your hours cut, you might be pondering your options on pausing or cancelling retirement fund or medical aid payments.

By Rita Cool & NT Snyman 2 Apr 2020

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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, 1 Apr 2020

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 Covd-19 enforced lockdown on 26 March.

1 Apr 2020

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

The volumes of ATM and point-of-sale (POS) transactions declined dramatically at the end of the first three days of the 21-day national lockdown, but this came after the large spike caused by the shopping rush in the days following President Cyril Rampahosa's lockdown announcement on Monday, 23 March 2020.

1 Apr 2020

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. Images from China and Europe give many reasons for concern.

By Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

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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 31 Mar 2020

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 as well.

By Adam Ikdal 31 Mar 2020

Lessons from a young board member
Lessons from a young board member

Cami Mbulawa CA(SA), executive at RisCura and a SAICA Members in Business committee member, has a passion for serving as a non-executive board member. Usually the youngest person at the table, Cami shares her lessons in becoming a board member and making a lasting impact.

Issued by SAICA 31 Mar 2020

Get government, corporate support to survive Covid-19: spend 5-min doing your bit
Get government, corporate support to survive Covid-19: spend 5-min doing your bit

The impact of Covid-19 on your business needs no introduction to you. Suffice it to say 75% of SMEs expect to lose 30% of revenue over the next three to six months, and 30% are at risk of running out of cash within three months.

Issued by Edge Growth 31 Mar 2020

AfDB launches $3bn 'Fight Covid-19' Social Bond
AfDB launches $3bn 'Fight Covid-19' Social Bond

The African Development Bank's new $3bn Fight Covid-19 Social Bond is the largest dollar-denominated social bond ever launched in international capital markets to date, and the largest US dollar benchmark ever issued by the bank. With a three-year maturity, it will pay an interest rate of 0.75%.

30 Mar 2020

The #Covid-19 Survival Toolkit for the small business
The #Covid-19 Survival Toolkit for the small business

Covid-19 is causing widespread devastation to small businesses

Issued by Edge Growth 30 Mar 2020