ECONOMY

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Covid-19 relief can be aligned to BEE, court rules

Afriforum and Solidarity will appeal to the Constitutional Court

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 11 May 2020
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Covid-19: Ramaphosa’s plan is good, but the budget is insufficient

An in-depth analysis of the social grants component of the relief package

By Jeremy Seekings - 23 April 2020
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Covid-19: Informal traders will need support after the lockdown

Millions of South Africans are dependent on the informal economy

By Sarah Heneck - 23 April 2020
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Covid-19: Economists propose R400 billion relief plan

“Governments worldwide have taken extraordinary measures. By contrast, the response from the South African government has been relatively limited”

By Tania Broughton - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: Leather business in Oudtshoorn takes strain as tourism plummets

Cheslyn Wagenaar makes belts and sandals at his RDP home with offcuts of crocodile and ostrich skins

By Mpumi Kiva - 18 April 2020
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Covid-19: No food, no money, no job – how can we stay indoors? ask Brakpan residents

“An anxious man can do nothing else but stand on the streets and make a plan for his family to eat”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: Protest action threatened as informal traders receive “preferential” treatment

Some PE residents angry over food parcel distribution to hawkers

By Joseph Chirume - 10 April 2020
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Covid-19: Spaza shop owners under pressure to stay open after hours

Shop owners near Louis Trichardt said they will not disobey the regulations

By Bernard Chiguvare - 10 April 2020
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Covid-19: Street vendor says she can now feed family of 17 under relaxed regulations

Informal taders selling essential goods and uncooked foods to now operate with a permit during the lockdown

By Mosima Rafapa - 6 April 2020
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Covid-19: New regulations clamp down on profiteering

Competition Tribunal can deal with matters urgently and impose pricing orders

By Tania Broughton - 4 April 2020
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Covid-19: Dambuza youth donate groceries to locked down street hawkers

“If I don’t go out and work that means going to bed hungry. I now have food,” says vendor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: 76 economists say government can do more to protect the economy

Open letter to President Ramaphosa and the Cabinet from South African economists, economic and business analysts

- 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don’t know how they will make it through the next 21 days

By Ashraf Hendricks - 26 March 2020
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Covid-19: New UIF provisions may help workers

But labour lawyer has his doubts and the Fund is “inundated with enquiries from businesses”

By Steve Kretzmann - 23 March 2020
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15% of SA’s wealth is in the hands of just 3,500 people, study finds

New estimates confirm extreme inequality

By James Stent - 10 March 2020
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Centuries old fishing method survives in False Bay

In the 1970s there were dozens of trek fishing crews. Today, there are only four left.

By Ellen Elmendorp - 28 February 2020