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.
FinFind, which provides online access to finance solutions for SMMEs, is launching a comprehensive study on the impact of Covid-19 on this sector.
By Busi Mavuso
Scenes of police using water cannons against protesting restaurant workers in Cape Town were shocking. People have a right to protest.
Better consultation between all stakeholders in the economy could help avoid some unnecessary pitfalls if SA has to revert to a hard lockdown.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel briefs business on government’s risk-adjusted strategy in reopening the economy.
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