Despite conditions, Zandspruit residents determined to help curb COVID-19 spread
Congested shacks with pathways filled with litter and flowing sewage make the residents' fight to stem the spread of COVID-19 fruitless.
How some essential services workers in CT, eThekwini & Zandspruit are coping
This was expected to have a detrimental effect on workers who performed essential services and relied on public transport to commute between their homes and places of work.
Unions raise concerns over govt guidelines for essential workers during lockdown
Public service employees and other critical services of government would continue to function during the lockdown, which was enforced in an attempt to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Government revises 0% wage hike for civil servants
A special meeting between labour and government held at the Public Service Bargaining Council on Wednesday saw the state tone down on its earlier proposal to renege on a 2018 wage agreement.
Sarb announces new measures to ensure flow of cash in economy
The interventions include quantitative easing that would see the central bank buy longer-term government securities to increase the money supply and encourage lending and investment.
UIF braces for COVID-19 claims flood
The organisation is responsible for providing relief to eligible employees in times of distress.
UIF receives increased SMME applications for COVID-19 relief
The government promised businesses that they could rely on the UIF’s temporary employer/employee relief scheme, which funds employers facing economic distress.
SANDF instructed to be 'battle ready' for coronavirus
While the final command will come from the president, a classified memo doing the rounds show the military have been ordered to prepare to help combat Covid-19.
Human Rights Day: 60 years on, Sharpeville residents live in hope
While residents had anticipated that on Saturday Sharpeville would come to life as the country commemorates 60 years since the massacre, they tell stories of hope in a time of fear amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Memorialised pain, forgotten future – Sharpeville youth's hunger for development
Six decades since the tragic massacre, the youth of Sharpeville say they feel underrated and forgotten, but guidance and mentoring has allowed them to dream beyond the shackles of their community's past.
Sharpeville residents reflect on disagreements on who organised 1960 march
Although the protests were organised by the PAC, the ANC and some of its leaders have laid claim to the credentials of the march.
Sharpeville Massacre: Tears as survivors recall that day, 60 years later
Eighty-four-year-old Ellen Motshidisi-Mohane's wrinkled hand wiped her eyes time and time again as she recalled the day her life and that of many others changed forever.
Nehawu to go ahead with protest despite coronavirus outbreak
Nehawu wants thousands of union members to come together in their numbers to protest against the state’s decision to pull out of the wage agreement.
No need to panic buy as SA has enough food supplies, says expert
Agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo explained in a broadcast message that given the softening demand of agricultural exports to Asia where 50% of the food market went, the local market might find itself with more supplies.
Govt planning to implement 0% wage public sector increases in April
The state’s negotiators made the proposals at a council meeting on Tuesday where labour rejected the offer on the spot.
You may get 10 years if you are diagnosed with COVID-19 & refuse isolation
Constitutional law expert professor Pierre de Vos said there were serious consequences for South Africans who intended on contravening the guidelines.
‘Don’t make mass withdrawals’ - Reserve Bank urges people
The Reserve Bank is concerned about fake claims that it is recalling money from the public.