Some of the workers ‘had their personal belongings removed from their persons in the most heavy-handed ways imaginable’.
They have proposed a host of measures to government to help ensure continuity and safeguard jobs.
Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has told the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) that the sale of tobacco and alcohol should continue to be banned until the country reaches Level 1 of the lockdown.
Forced to close, they usually contribute more than one-fifth of its southern Africa turnover.
The repo rate was effectively slashed by over 40% this year, taking it back to levels last seen in 1973.
The settlement follows the commission’s investigation which found that the two firms’ prices for the FFP1 mask increased hugely by 969,07% and 956%, as charged by Sicuro and Hennox, respectively.

Business Ramaphosa meets with hard-hit tourism representatives

The tourism industry has been one of the hardest hit during the Covid-19 crisis, with no travel or leisure activities permitted.

Business Lesufi rubbishes rumours surrounding Bidvest’s school cleaning contract

‘The accusations that are circulating are hopelessly misinformed and devoid of truth,’ says the MEC.

Business Eskom: 21 employees catch Covid-19 but load shedding risk now dramatically down

The utility’s CEO covered a number of challenges faced by the power utility including their response to the Covid-19 pandemic during a media briefing.

Business McDonald’s says drive-throughs are ideal for Level 3 lockdown

The fast-food provider says if government doesn’t continue to open parts of the economy, their business cannot sustain a delivery service for much longer.

Business News Covid-19 hospital admissions cost Discovery R85K on average

Noach says blanket or wholesale premium relief in the medical schemes is ‘economically’ simply ‘not viable’.

Business News Tattoo studio owners the latest to petition government to let them work

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, tattooists worked with the constant awareness of TB, hepatitis, as well as HIV for many years.

Business News Let us fish or we will starve, subsistence fishers plead

‘I’ve seen people without food, crying,’ said KZN Subsistence Fishing Forum chair Riaz Khan, ‘If the virus doesn’t kill them, then hunger will.’

Business News Price of eggs up nearly 20% during first week of lockdown – Stats SA

Staples such as bread and cereal decreased by 0.6%, while rice decreased by 4%  in the last week of April to show a -0.5% change over.

Business R40m relief fund not enough to save small businesses in Gauteng – DA

The DA has called on the MEC for economic development Morakane Mosupyoe and Premier David Makhura to provide targeted assistance to small businesses that employ many people.

Business Further electricity price increases expected later this year

Lockdown has not stopped Eskom from getting further tariff increases.

Business News How Covid-19 has impacted influencers, brand ambassadors

The economic consequences of the pandemic have been far-reaching forcing most businesses to cut back on costs in an attempt to survive.

Business Over 1,300 complaints received by Competition Commission on inflated prices

The complaints have been investigated in terms of Section 8 of the Competition Act, which prohibits excessive pricing.

Business Denel struggling to pay salaries for May

Despite a slight easing of South Africa’s lockdown restrictions this month, Denel is running a reduced operation.

Business News Retail property sector hardest hit, says Dipula CEO

No agreement yet with major clothing retailers on rentals due for initial lockdown period.



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