The countdown begins: ‘Please stay at home’ during lockdown
Government ministers spelled out the strict new rules during a marathon briefing in Pretoria on Wednesday night.
COVID-19: Owners of fishing permits due for renewal to get grace period
Fisheries and forestry are two of the sectors declared exempt from the national lockdown starting at midnight on Thursday due to the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19).
Treasury ready to provide support where needed - Mogajane
Treasury Director-General Dondo Mogajane said the Appropriations Bill may need amending as the government sought to manage its finances and deal with spending pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Ntshavheni: 51% black ownership requirement for funding is fake news
With small, medium and micro-enterprises set to be hardest hit by the national shutdown, there was fury at the suggestion that only companies that are majority black-owned would qualify for government assistance.
Tourism Dept sets aside R200m for small businesses likely to be hit by lockdown
Companies will have to show their businesses have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business already contributing to Solidarity Fund - Patel
The fund, kick-started by donations of R1 billion each from the Rupert and Oppenheimer families, is intended to help mobilise business and civil society to back government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
No need to ban major events or public gatherings in SA yet - Mkhize
The health minister said he will be meeting with sports bodies and churches in order to inform them about the coronavirus outbreak.
SA health authorities on high alert amid first confirmed Coronavirus case
South Africa is now in the containment stage of the epidemic, which has infected about 95,000 people worldwide - 80,000 of them in China.
DA looking at legal options to stop govt using pension funds to save Eskom
The government was already in talks with Cosatu about its offer to help cut Eskom's R450bn debt by R250bn using state workers' pension savings.
SA’s shrinking economy needs urgent intervention, says Cosatu
The trade union federation was among a range of organisations and lobby groups making submissions at Parliament during public hearings on the budget.
Ramaphosa: Private pension funds could also help revamp Eskom
Cosatu is already in talks with the government over its offer for state workers’ pension savings to be used to cut Eskom’s R450 billion debt by R250 billion, although a number of unions are opposed to this.
Ramaphosa: ‘I work hard, I am not lazy’
The president was asked to give an assessment of his two years as head of state during a meeting with Sanef and the parliamentary Press Gallery Association in Cape Town on Tuesday.
Ramaphosa: SA will be affected by the coronavirus
President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that the underlying weakness in South Africa's economy could be further aggravated by global economic uncertainty amid the spread of the coronavirus.
SA entering technical recession again not a surprise, says Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the poor growth figures released today were not pleasing, but said that the signs that the economy was struggling were evident for some time.
Cosatu challenges Ramaphosa to take charge of his Cabinet
The labour federation, which was the first formation within the ANC and its broader movement to nominate Cyril Ramaphosa as president, berated its limited influence in government.
Govt to appoint inspector-general at Sars 'to beef up governance'
Treasury said that while strengthening Sars would take time, this would result in improved revenue collection in coming years.
Taxpayers breathe a little easier as Mboweni announces no major tax increases
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the tax break was one of the measures he hoped would jump-start the economy, but he had also warned that power cuts could stifle growth and that a stable electricity supply was the government’s most pressing priority.
Mboweni puts money back in taxpayers’ pockets
Taxpayers will get relief to the tune of around R2 billion because tax brackets will be adjusted to just above inflation.