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First repatriation flight leaves South Africa

1st April 2020 The first repatriation flight for foreigners caught in South Africa by the country’s lockdown (to counter the Covid-19 pandemic), allowed by amended regulations announced by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on March 31, took off on the morning of April 1, the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa)... 

Rosatom complies with South African, other countries' safety measures 

1st April 2020 The South Africa-based Central and Southern Africa Office of Russian State-owned nuclear energy group Rosatom has assured that it is both complying with the 21-day lockdown now in force in South Africa (to counter the Covid-19 pandemic) and continuing to support its customers. In a statement... 

A grim economic forecast for South Africa from JP Morgan

1st April 2020 US-based investment bank and financial services company JP Morgan Chase & Company (JP Morgan) has, in its latest weekly economic forecast for more than 40 countries and regions around the world, identified South Africa as one of the five countries likely to be the most severely hit by the... 

Air transport body warns that world airlines are burning up their cash at an alarming rate

31st March 2020 International commercial aviation representative body the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published a new analysis on March 31 that indicated that the world’s airlines would, during the second quarter of this year, suffer a total net loss of $39-billion. They would also expend... 

French company examining the best way of powering the SKA in South Africa

31st March 2020 French company Bertin Energie Environnement (also known, in English, as Bertin Energy & Environment), part of the CNIM group, has launched a study into options for the energy supply for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) core site in South Africa. This study is receiving financial support from the... 

Two unions jointly attack the government over regional airline SA Express

31st March 2020 In a joint statement on March 31, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) have blasted the government over its handling of the crisis in State-owned regional airline SA Express. Their response was to a statement on the... 

South African production of key foods largely reassuring in face of crisis

30th March 2020 An independent research centre, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), has published an overview of five key foods produced in South Africa, as part of its analysis of food and agricultural aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. The foods are chicken (meat), maize (grains), soybean... 

Covid-19 has hit China-Africa trade and investment, but impact should be short-term

30th March 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has hit African trade with China and was likely to reduce Chinese investment in the continent, the Economist Corporate Network and Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates pointed out in their report BRI Beyond 2020. The BRI was the Belt and Road Initiative, which was China’s... 

Covid-19 causes Rolls-Royce to halt most activities at its civil aerospace plants in the UK

30th March 2020 UK-based industrial technology group Rolls-Royce announced on March 27 that it would “significantly reduce all but essential activity” at its civil aerospace facilities in Britain with effect from midnight on that day, and for a period of one week. This was in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.... 

No more taxpayers’ money for regional airline SA Express

30th March 2020 The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) issued a press release on March 29 regarding the business rescue process for State-owned regional airline SA Express. In it, the DPE stated it “noted” that the airline’s Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) had made a court application to liquidate SA... 

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