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.
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.
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.
The rand has weakened by 1% on Monday, trading at R18,93 to the dollar in mid-morning trade on the JSE.
The Department of International Relations has reiterated its commitment to assisting South Africans who are still stranded in foreign countries.
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 have confirmed that twelve of their employees tested positive for COVID-19 at their Albany Bakery Durban branch.
The ANC and the DA have distanced themselves from the branding of surgical masks in their respective party colours.
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.
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.