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APR

THOUGHT LEADER WANDILE SIHLOBO

THOUGHT LEADER

WANDILE SIHLOBO

Wandile Sihlobo is chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz). Sihlobo is a commissioner at the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC). He is the author of Finding Common Ground: Land, Equity and Agriculture. A columnist for Business Day and Farmers Weekly magazine. He also  contributes to Fin24 and Daily Maverick. He is a member of the South African Agricultural Economics Association and has previously served as an economist at Grain South Africa (Grain SA).

He holds a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Stellenbosch University. In 2018, Agricultural Writers SA named Sihlobo an Agriculturalist of the Year. In 2019, Sihlobo was on the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans.
02
APR

FOREIGN OWNED SPAZA SHOPS & THE LOCKDOWN

FOREIGN OWNED SPAZA SHOPS & THE LOCKDOWN

The Lawyers for Human Rights has called on the government to give a written undertaking that spaza shops owned by foreign nationals will not be targeted during the lockdown. Apparently, the owners of several spas shops have said they were either being prevented from trading during the lockdown or harassed by the police and soldiers.

To speak to us
Mohammed Bulhan
Spokesperson - Somali Community Board

And

Tarisai Mugunyani,
From land and housing programme at the Lawyers for Human Rights
01
APR

TECH CONVESATIONS: Wesley Diphoko Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company (SA)

TECH CONVESATIONS

President Ramaphosa did announce recently that SA will deploy a 10,000-strong force of field workers to visit homes across the country to screen people for symptoms of the Covid-19 virus and will introduce mobile technology to track and trace contacts of those found to be positive.

What is this technology, how does it work and what do other countries use?

To speak to us
Wesley Diphoko
Editor-in-Chief, Fast Company (SA)
01
APR

SARS #COVID19 Edward Kieswetter SARS Commissioner

SARS

SARS Commissioner, Edward Kieswetter today announced the preliminary results of revenue collection for 2019/20. SARS has collected an amount of R1 356.0 in the financial year ending 31 March 2020. In total, SARS collected a gross amount of R1 647.8 billion which was offset by refunds of R291.9 billion

To speak to us
Edward Kieswetter
SARS Commissioner
01
APR

BUSINESS WRAP Nolwandle Mthombeni Analyst at Mergence Investment Managers

BUSINESS WRAP

Nolwandle Mthombeni
Analyst at Mergence Investment Managers

Afrimat joins Kumba in restarting limited iron ore mining and sales
Absa PMI data suggests worst is yet to come for manufacturers
Government's new support scheme for spaza shop
Taxis can now be fully loaded – if everyone wears hard-to-find masks – but not private cars
31
MAR

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE :Proffesor Mark Swilling (University of Stellenbosch)

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

A group of economists wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa on what they believe are necessary policy interventions to avert an economic meltdown of the country.
They say these are measures that are urgently required to support and stabilise the economy and assist those hardest hit by the crisis.

To speak to us
Proffesor Mark Swilling (University of Stellenbosch)
31
MAR

SMME Xchange: David Morobe Executive General Manager: Impact Investment at Business Partners Limited

SMME Xchange

Last week President, Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the Rupert and Oppenheimer families had each contributed R1 billion to assist small businesses and their employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s #21daylockdown. Business Partners has been selected as the Administrator of the R1 billion funding.

How is it going to work?

David Morobe
Executive General Manager: Impact Investment at Business Partners Limited
31
MAR

BUSINESS WRAP : Anelisa Tuswa Business journalist

BUSINESS WRAP

Anelisa Tuswa
Business journalist

• Pubs and restaurants contravene lockdown rules
• Authorities receive record number of complaints against retailers milking Covid-19 crisis
• Statistics SA latest Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) bulletin. 
• US warehouse and delivery staff warn of stoppage over Covid-19
30
MAR

#LOCKDOWN : Jacques Celliers FNB CEO

A number of banks have tabled some measures they will take to protect those customers that have affected by Covid-19. From payment holidays to other forms of interventions.

To understand the thinking behind some of these interventions we are joined by:
Jacques Celliers
FNB CEO
30
MAR

Shop Steward’s Corner #TheLockDown : Makhosonke Buthelezi UIF spokesperson

Shop Steward’s Corner
#TheLockDown

The government has assured the business community of short-term financial relief for companies facing liquidity challenges to pay their employees during the lockdown period through the Covid-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) Benefit. It was reported that R30 billion had been allocated to a special National Disaster Benefit Fund, which will pay Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefits of up to R3 500 for up to three months to all qualifying workers. The Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, has urged employers who are unable to pay the full salaries of workers to apply for Covid-19 TERS Benefit.
The benefit is applicable to all employers who are registered with UIF and make monthly contributions as required by the Contributions Act.

To chat more
Makhosonke Buthelezi
UIF spokesperson

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