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Who has been hit hardest by South Africa’s lockdown?

12 June 2020, 2:48 PM

In trying to limit the spread of COVID-19, policymakers globally have the difficult task of balancing the positive health effects of lockdowns against their economic costs, particularly the burdens lockdowns impose on low-income and food-insecure households. In the case of South Africa, the lockdown policies are relatively stringent, and the economic impacts large.

Coronavirus lockdown pushes South African PMI to record low in April

6 May 2020, 2:49 PM

South African private sector activity fell to a new record low in April, a business survey showed on Wednesday, as company closures due to a nationwide coronavirus lockdown led to a collapse in demand.

SARS expects tax revenues to fall by at least 20% in 2020

5 May 2020, 2:47 PM

South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says tax revenues are expected to fall by between 15 and 20% this year, which is about R285 billion. Kieswetter was addressing Parliament’s joint committee, during a virtual briefing on the revenue service’s strategic plan and annual performance.

Easing of South Africa’s strict lockdown will not apply to sport

23 April 2020, 3:29 PM

The expected lifting of lockdown restrictions in South Africa at the end of the month is unlikely to result in a resumption of sport and will add to frustrations in a country besotted with both football and rugby.

SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter also introduced a number of interventions in SARS to increase the level of tax compliance and collection.

SARS to announce its preliminary results for revenue collection

1 April 2020, 10:58 AM

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) will on Wednesday announce its preliminary results of revenue collection for 2019/2020.

Riek Machar and Salva Kiir

Now to end ‘long suffering’: South Sudan’s former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

23 February 2020, 5:02 PM

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan’s first vice president on Saturday as part of a unity government with his former adversary President Salva Kiir, a tentative step toward peace after years of civil war ravaged the oil-rich yet impoverished nation.

David Mahlobo

Mahlobo calls for communities to pay for municipal services

7 October 2019, 4:19 PM

Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, David Mahlobo says communities must pay for municipal services.

Public Protector to refer judge to Judicial Services Commission

30 July 2019, 10:10 AM

The office of the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is considering referring High Court judge, Sulet Potterill, to the Judicial Services Commission.

.ZADNA encourages S Africans to register local domains

7 July 2019, 3:30 PM

The .ZA Domain Name Authority ( ZADNA) says it is embarking on an awareness campaign to educate many South Africans about the importance to use a local domain to register their websites.

Power cuts negatively affect revenue collection

1 April 2019, 6:57 PM

The South African Revenue Services (Sars) says power cuts and lower economic growth have resulted in lower revenue collection for 2018/19.



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