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  1. Looting cost 14 500 jobs, says Makhura

    Date: 31 Jul 2021
    Gauteng premier David Makhura yesterday said a preliminary estimation showed that R3.5 billion in damages was caused by the recent unrest in parts of the province. Speaking at a media briefing on the province’s economic recovery efforts and the Covid pandemic, Makhura said 14 500 jobs had bee... See full details

  2. BANKS FEEL PINCH OF RIOTS

    Date: 31 Jul 2021
    DESTRUCTION: MONTH-END SHOPPING AFFECTED IN LOOTED AREAS Emergency teams working around the clock to ensure grants, salaries are paid.’ Banking in looted areas is heavily affected at month-end, with latest reports indicating that 1 223 automatic teller machines (ATMs) and 269 bank branches ... See full details

  3. WALLETS STAY IN POCKETS

    Date: 31 Jul 2021
    CONSUMER SPENDING: 5% DECLINE FOR MONTH Massive dips slightly alleviated by panic buying. Recent transactional data shows how consumer spending took a hard knock from the Covid third wave and stricter lockdown, as well as the unrest from the rioting and l... See full details

  4. ‘Quite evident’ security cluster ministers will be removed

    Date: 30 Jul 2021
    Ramaphosa has come under public pressure to fire security cluster ministers for having recently bungled in dealing with the mayhem of violence and looting Despite coming under public pressure to reshuffle his Cabinet, President Cyril Ramaphosa would prefer avoiding being pushed into making a hasty announcement, according to political experts. Asked ... See full details

  5. Anything positive will do at this point, except a positive Covid test

    Date: 30 Jul 2021
    If we want a break, could we burn our old ways of thinking, rebuild our vision and endure each other as we adapt to the current situation and keep looking forward? Could we just have a break? The Covid pandemic over the past year and a half has been like something out of a horror movie on repeat. Except in this horror story, a different monster keep... See full details

  6. ANC’s step-aside rule could backfire, warn analysts

    Date: 30 Jul 2021
    The list of those who have become casualties of the ANC step-aside rule have held senior party and government positions. If applied unequally and unfairly, the ANC constitutional step-aside rule affecting party members facing criminal charges could backfire, political analysts warned yesterday. The ANC resolution, which has affected several <a href=... See full details

  7. Political paralysis triggered unrest and looting, says activist

    Date: 30 Jul 2021
    'It was clear there was a political paralysis that went on for a long time and the epicentre of that was the question of the ANC as a party.' Will the recent weeks of unrest and looting have long-term consequences socioeconomically and how can the government prevent another &ldquo;insurrection&rdquo;? Accountant and activist Khaya Sithole said the r... See full details

  8. Picking up the pieces: Hundreds killed in unrest probably won’t be the last (Part 1)

    Date: 30 Jul 2021
    It&rsquo;s been nearly three weeks since the start of the deadly violence which erupted across parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, and in typical South African fashion, the country has simply started picking up the pieces and gone back to what passes for normal in this part of the world. Clean-up operations are in full swing, and we&rsquo;ve started making the calculations of how much t... See full details

  9. Picking up the pieces: Hundreds killed in unrest probably won’t be the last (Part 2)

    Date: 30 Jul 2021
    B/fwd fm P1 &nbsp; ALSO READ:&nbsp;PICS: Vigilantism grows as citizens tackle SA unrest &ldquo;I feel angry, because my little sister passed away in the process. I didn&rsquo;t even know she was there&h... See full details

  10. Mkhwebane impeachment: Parly committee may go back to drawing board

    Date: 30 Jul 2021
    Mkhwebane has issued a statement insisting the process must be halted 'with immediate effect'. The process to remove Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is already at an advanced stage, with the parliamentary committee established to probe the case against her scheduled to meet next week to consider its draft terms of reference. But the Western Cape... See full details

  11. SAHRC’s approach to vaccinations is misguided

    Date: 30 Jul 2021
    Refusal by a person to take a vaccine when there is no medical reason to do so affects the rights to life, health, dignity, safe work environment, education, safe worship and socialising of other people. The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has stated that it would be a violation of human rights to compel people to get vaccinated if they have c... See full details

  12. Ramaphosa must ‘overhaul state security set up or face worse risks’

    Date: 29 Jul 2021
    &nbsp;President Cyril Ramaphosa must overhaul the state security setup or risk a fallout worse than the recent failed &ldquo;insurrection&rdquo;. Various organisations, experts and political leaders have questioned Ramaphosa&rsquo;s failure to implement the recommendations of the Mufamadi high level panel which probed shenanigans at the <a href="https://nationalgovernment.co.za/units/vi... See full details

  13. Mango in crisis because of DPE ignoring ‘rampant looting’, says Numsa

    Date: 28 Jul 2021
    Mango Airlines will be placed under business rescue, following financial difficulties which culminated in staff not receiving The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) has blamed the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for the crisis that South African Airways (SAA) subsidiary, Mango Airlines, has found itself in.&nbsp; This is after it was announced on Mond... See full details

  14. Bushiri suspect’s court appeal dismissed

    Date: 28 Jul 2021
    COURT woes have continued to pile up for the Home Affairs senior official accused of aiding controversial pastor-turned-fugitive Shepherd Bushiri to irregularly obtain permanent residency. The Labour Court in Johannesburg has dismissed Ronney Marhule&rsquo;s application for leave to appeal its earl... See full details

  15. ‘CR knows about Sexwale trillions’

    Date: 28 Jul 2021
    Reinstatement of R350 relief grant raises questions about where money comes from PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa&rsquo;s extention of the R350 relief grant to unemployed South Africans has opened a can of worms, with some questioning his motives for the grant and how it links to ANC veteran T... See full details

  16. Violence, xenophobia, hacking chips away at SA’s ‘gateway to Africa’ title

    Date: 27 Jul 2021
    Disinvestment last seen under apartheid looms, as investors expand ports elsewhere on the continent, due to our unstable transport routes South Africa is losing its grip as the &lsquo;gateway to Africa&rsquo; after the recent unrest and looting in Durban and the burning of trucks on the N3 highway. And now, to add the the country&rsquo;s woes, Durba... See full details

  17. Zimbabwean lawyers challenge SA law preventing them from practicing

    Date: 27 Jul 2021
    The group says the Legal Practice Act's requirement of permanent residence infringes on their rights to dignity and equality. Three Zimbabwe-born law graduates are taking on a piece of legislation dating back to the apartheid-era, which bars them from admission as legal prac... See full details

  18. Transnet hack update: Source of possible cyberattack identified

    Date: 23 Jul 2021
    Transnet reported a problem with some of its 'IT applications' and had to shut down the system. Transnet says it has identified the source of its recent IT challenges, &ldquo;and would be prioritising time-sensitive export-bound cargo for shipping&rdquo;. &ldquo;Transnet has identified and isolated the source of the disruption to its IT systems, and technical teams cont... See full details

  19. Excess bodies at Phoenix mortuary ‘not necessarily linked to unrest’ (part 1)

    Date: 23 Jul 2021
    The MEC says claims that the Phoenix mortuary had reached its capacity of 500 bodies are not true. KwaZulu-Natal health MEC, Nomagugu Simelane, has dismissed widespread reports that there is an overflow of bodies at a mortuary in Phoenix, located in the north of Durban. This is after National Funeral Practitioners Association of South Africa (Nafupa), on Wednesday, reve... See full details

  20. Excess bodies at Phoenix mortuary ‘not necessarily linked to unrest’ (part 2)

    Date: 23 Jul 2021
    B/Fwd fm P1 Inquest Meanwhile, the African Transformation Movement (ATM) has since approached the South A... See full details

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