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Numsa union accuses Comair business rescuers of bullying employees

17th September 2020 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on Thursday accused the business rescue practitioners at Comair of attempting to blackmail employees into signing away their rights ahead of a crucial creditors meeting tomorrow. In a statement, Numsa said the practitioners had not consulted... 

Eskom resumes rolling blackouts after generation units break down once more

1st September 2020 South African utility Eskom said on Tuesday it would be forced to resume rotational power cuts from midday to 22:00 due to breakdowns in its generating units which slashed power supply. "Eskom regrets to inform the public that due to a severely constrained generation system as a result of... 

South Africa working towards reopening international borders

31st August 2020 Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Monday said the South African government was working towards the reopening of international travel, which had been put on ice for months since President Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19.  “Our next step is to... 

SA small business turnover up 9 pct after govt eases Covid-19 restrictions

28th August 2020 The further relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions by South Africa's government to allow more economic activity to resume after a nationwide lockdown has led to a nine percent improvement in turnover among small and medium enterprises, a survey released on Friday showed. small business financial... 

Fuel price feeds inflation spike as SA consumers take another hit

26th August 2020 Statistics South Africa, a governmental organisation, reported on Wednesday a spike of 3.2% in the consumer price index, which was higher than June’s 2.2%.  The increase in CPI, a financial instrument used to measure inflation, was reportedly driven by a hike in fuel prices which came as the... 

SA business owners reluctant to incur more debt under current economic conditions – Basa

24th August 2020 Business owners are reluctant to incur more debt while uncertain business conditions and a weak economic outlook hampers their ability to generate sustainable income from which they can repay the loans, the Banking Association of South Africa (Basa) said on Sunday. Despite uncertain business... 

City of Cape Town gets ready to roll out business retention and expansion visitation programme

24th August 2020 The City of Cape Town is preparing to implement its business retention and expansion (BR&E) visitation programme which will be rolled out in Cape Town industrial areas progressively over the next 18 months, the city said on Sunday.    In a bid to help businesses recover from the severe negative... 

Western Cape govt gives green light to mixed-use redevelopment

21st August 2020 The Western Cape provincial government has given the green light to the River Club redevelopment in Observatory,  Cape Town which is expected to create over 6 000 direct jobs, the developers said on Friday. The planned mixed-use development will be a significant boost to the economy and people of... 

Eskom to implement rolling power cuts as generation units break down

18th August 2020 South African utility Eskom said on Tuesday it would implement rolling blackouts from 4pm until 10pm, and again the following day, after breakdowns in some generation units left the electricity system severely constrained. In a statement, Eskom said six generators had been returned to service at... 

Power system severely constrained for this week ahead as return of generation units delayed, says Eskom

17th August 2020 Embattled State-owned power utility Eskom has warned that the power system will be severely constrained for the week ahead as the return to service of generation units has been delayed. "Eskom wishes to inform the public that the power system will be severely constrained this coming week due to... 

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