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SA's economic reopening while Covid-19 numbers rise is unique – Mkhize 

By: African News Agency      26th May 2020 South Africa found itself in the unique position of lifting lockdown restrictions as the national number of Covid-19 infections surged, Health... 

SA's economic reopening while Covid-19 numbers rise is unique – Mkhize
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize
Coronavirus: Dlamini-Zuma, Mkhize double down on cigarette ban

Coronavirus: Dlamini-Zuma, Mkhize double down on cigarette ban 

By: News24Wire      26th May 2020 Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma stuck to her guns on the medical reasons for the cigarette ban... 

Covid-19: IEC looking at postponing 2021 local government elections

Covid-19: IEC looking at postponing 2021 local government elections 

By: News24Wire      26th May 2020 The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa is in consultation to possibly postpone next year's local government elections due to the... 

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A big effort to invest in education will pay off in the long term for South Africa

A big effort to invest in education will pay off in the long term for South Africa

26th May 2020 South Africa’s economy has consistently been a two-speed economy. It has one of the highest inequality rates in the world, characterised by gaps in... 

800-billion reasons to be careful: SA’s COVID-19 rescue package

800-billion reasons to be careful: SA’s COVID-19 rescue package

26th May 2020 Stating his intention to set the country on ‘a new path of growth, employment and transformation,’ South African President Cyril Ramaphosa... 

 Africa Day: recalibrating the continent’s future

Africa Day: recalibrating the continent’s future

26th May 2020 Fifty-seven years ago today, the Organisation of Africa Unity was born. Founded by 32 states, its quest was to bring about freedom and unity on the... 

More than just Covid-19

More than just Covid-19

25th May 2020 Millions of words and trillions of pixels have been published on Covid-19. I cannot possibly add value to that, so in this note we will focus on... 

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Responding to the Pandemic’s Economic Effects

Responding to the Pandemic’s Economic Effects

26th May 2020 While the rate of COVID-19 infections, the number of deaths from the virus, and the adjustments to lockdown levels are of the greatest immediate... 

 Survivors and heroines: women in the crisis in Burkina Faso

Survivors and heroines: women in the crisis in Burkina Faso

26th May 2020 Burkina Faso is currently experiencing one of the most rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crises in the world, exacerbated by the COVID-19... 

Working Paper 332 - The Impacts of Community-Based Health Insurance on Poverty Reduction

Working Paper 332 - The Impacts of Community-Based Health Insurance on Poverty Reduction

26th May 2020 Every year, millions of people suffer from financial catastrophe due to out-of-pocket healthcare payments and most of them are pushed into poverty.... 

Working Paper 333 - Corruption and Tax Morale in Africa

Working Paper 333 - Corruption and Tax Morale in Africa

26th May 2020 This paper analyzes the effect of the quality of governance (proxied by perceived corruption) on attitudes toward paying taxes. Using the... 

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Statements

Statement on Sefako Makgatho University + 3 Others

Statement on Sefako Makgatho University + 3 Others

26th May 2020 The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) hereby confirms that it has removed its urgent court papers from the urgent roll of the Gauteng... 

Tribunal Confirms Three Consent Agreements Relating To Covid-19 Excessive Pricing Complaints

Tribunal Confirms Three Consent Agreements Relating To Covid-19 Excessive Pricing Complaints

26th May 2020 The Competition Tribunal has confirmed three consent agreements relating to COVID-19 excessive pricing complaints. This brings the total number,... 

Employment and Labour on UIF Covid-19 TERS benefit disbursements

Employment and Labour on UIF Covid-19 TERS benefit disbursements

26th May 2020 On 16 April 2020 the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) paid the first batch of Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits... 

MEC Madoda Sambatha visits Impala Mine to monitor COVID-19 workplace compliance

MEC Madoda Sambatha visits Impala Mine to monitor COVID-19 workplace compliance

26th May 2020 North West Health MEC, Madoda Sambatha will tomorrow, Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 11h00 visit Impala Mine in Rustenburg to monitor workplace... 

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Press Offices

Competition laws require online platforms in the ‘gig economy’ to protect SME and black suppliers

Competition laws require online platforms in the ‘gig economy’ to protect SME and black suppliers

26th May 2020 The Competition Act was amended in February 2020 to introduce new rules to protect small, medium and black-owned suppliers in specific sectors (the... 

Labour in the time of COVID-19

Labour in the time of COVID-19

25th May 2020 The latest amendment to the Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS), published on 15 May 2020, now permits employees to apply for COVID-19 benefits... 

Will consumer debt as a result of COVID-19 drive an increase in fraud?

Will consumer debt as a result of COVID-19 drive an increase in fraud?

25th May 2020 Stats SA reports that 28% of businesses surveyed had decreased working hours, with close to 20% laying off staff in the short term¹, as a direct... 

Locking Down Legal Proceedings During COVID-19

Locking Down Legal Proceedings During COVID-19

25th May 2020 There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has created widespread uncertainty for businesses around the world. During this time, many businesses... 

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