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Rand Refinery restarts smelter, ramps up refining as South Africa’s lockdown eases

7 May 2020, 7:31 PM

Rand Refinery is restarting smelting operations and boosting refining as South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown starts to ease, with the speed of the ramp-up dependent on gold mines’ production, the chief executive of the refinery said on Thursday.

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Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande team up to benefit frontline workers

2 May 2020, 5:17 PM

Pop superstars Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande are teaming up for the first time on a duet that will fund scholarships for the children of health and emergency workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Stranded foreign students in Dakar live in coronavirus limbo

22 April 2020, 3:53 PM

After Senegal ordered universities to shut over the coronavirus outbreak, Ousmane Issaka, a student from Niger, found himself having to sleep on the pavement outside his shuttered dormitory in Dakar, with packed suitcases at his side but nowhere to go.

Rand continues to weaken

20 April 2020, 12:47 PM

The rand has weakened by 1% on Monday, trading at R18,93 to the dollar in mid-morning trade on the JSE.

Dirco plans to repatriate more South Africans stranded in foreign countries

18 April 2020, 10:05 PM

The Department of International Relations has reiterated its commitment to assisting South Africans who are still stranded in foreign countries.

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Brand SA investigating violation of lockdown regulations by a trustee

17 April 2020, 7:07 PM

Brand South Africa is investigating allegations that a member of their Board of Trustees Tebogo Mamorobela, violated COVID-19 regulations by hosting a birthday party.

Tiger Brands confirms 12 coronavirus cases at Albany Bakery in Durban

16 April 2020, 9:15 PM

Tiger Brands have confirmed that twelve of their employees tested positive for COVID-19 at their Albany Bakery Durban branch.

Political parties express concerns around branded masks

16 April 2020, 12:12 PM

The ANC and the DA have distanced themselves from the branding of surgical masks in their respective party colours.

Rand sinks further after repo rate cut

15 April 2020, 12:00 PM

The South African rand fell on Wednesday after a surprise interest rate cut by the country’s central bank, while broader emerging market risk assets retreated amid continued focus on the coronavirus outbreak.

Clothing brand produces cloth masks amid equipment shortage

15 April 2020, 8:10 AM

A well-known South African clothing brand has switched its production line to making cloth masks in response to government’s request for everyone to join the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.



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