Restaurants and taverns traded in alcohol despite the bans


POSTED ON: October 5, 2020 IN , , by BLSA

By Tebele Luthuli

Coverage and public discourse focus mostly on PPE tender corruption but little has been said about new waves of organised crime during lockdown.

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BLSA hails Finfind’s SMME initiative amid Covid-19


POSTED ON: August 28, 2020 IN , by Admin

FinFind, which provides online access to finance solutions for SMMEs, is launching a comprehensive study on the impact of Covid-19 on this sector.

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BLSA CEO’s Weekly – 27 July


POSTED ON: July 27, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Scenes of police using water cannons against protesting restaurant workers in Cape Town were shocking. People have a right to protest.

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Hard lockdown’s possible return


POSTED ON: July 9, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

Better consultation between all stakeholders in the economy could help avoid some unnecessary pitfalls if SA has to revert to a hard lockdown.

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Onus is on business to ensure there isn’t a rapid rise in Covid cases


POSTED ON: May 26, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

There is a need for extra caution because SA is relaxing its lockdown at a time when the virus spreads more rapidly.

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Prohibitions: unintended consequences


POSTED ON: April 30, 2020 IN , , by Admin

The bans on cigarette and alcohol sales have dramatically boosted the fortunes of criminal syndicates and even seen gangs expanding their activities into these markets as their regular criminal activities have been disrupted by the lockdown.

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The easing of the lockdown


POSTED ON: IN , , , by Admin

By Busi Mavuso

On Friday, the curtain finally starts to lift on what must rank as the most difficult period for a South African economy that has been through the worst over the past decade.

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Alcohol ban during lockdown


POSTED ON: April 28, 2020 IN , , by Admin

By Tebele Luthuli

The closure of taverns and shebeens due to lockdown, while necessary, has unfortunately meant significant loss of income for a lot of people across South Africa, particularly in poorer areas.

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Extraordinary times: Patel on phased approach to reopening the economy


POSTED ON: April 22, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel briefs business on government’s risk-adjusted strategy in reopening the economy.

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