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  • SA celebs collaborate in uplifting song to help nation cope with lockdown

    Entertainers and sport stars might be bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 lockdown, but a record number of celebrities are united to lend their voices...

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    Entertainers and sport stars might be bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 lockdown, but a record number of celebrities are united to lend their voices to inspire hope during these unprecedented times. Eighty local musicians, DJs, actors, sport personalities and influencers collaborated to record a rendition of US singer and songwriter Bill Withers’s 1972 hit...
  • SA’s lockdown tax losses are more than the two loans it got from IMF and the AfDB

    South Africa lost more in tax revenue in the first three-and-half months of its fiscal year than it borrowed from the International Monetary Fund and...

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    South Africa lost more in tax revenue in the first three-and-half months of its fiscal year than it borrowed from the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank (AfDB) combined. A lockdown that initially shuttered almost all economic activity led to an under-recovery of R82 billion for the fiscal year through July 15, South...
  • Durban’s metro police claim overtime amounting to R90million in one month

    The city’s metro police and security unit has racked up overtime claims of almost R90million in just one month, as some staff claimed they worked...

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    The city’s metro police and security unit has racked up overtime claims of almost R90million in just one month, as some staff claimed they worked almost 300 hours more during the lockdown. The massive overtime bill, which was for April, was revealed in a leaked internal council report which The Mercury has seen. The eThekwini...
  • Government is looking into a proposal which could see the alcohol industry operate again

    As calls mount against the ban on alcohol sales, the Restaurant Association of South Africa (Rasa) has said government is looking into a proposal which...

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    As calls mount against the ban on alcohol sales, the Restaurant Association of South Africa (Rasa) has said government is looking into a proposal which could see the sector operate again, as well the lifting of the evening curfew. The alcohol and restaurant industry are just some of the sectors which have been hit hard...
  • Game stores set to cut around 1 800 jobs due to massive financial losses

    The South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) has received a letter from Walmart-owned retailer Massmart – which owns Game stores in South...

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    The South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) has received a letter from Walmart-owned retailer Massmart – which owns Game stores in South Africa – notifying them that they are set to try and cut 1 800 jobs from their roster. The group have said that despite numerous interventions that aimed to mitigate...
  • Media24 is considering permanently closing five magazines and two newspapers

    Lockdown has hit the print media industry hard. Over the past few months, several magazines have been permanently closed, including the iconic titles Cosmopolitan, House...

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    Lockdown has hit the print media industry hard. Over the past few months, several magazines have been permanently closed, including the iconic titles Cosmopolitan, House & Leisure and Bona. Another company has now joined Associated Media Publishing and Caxton in the closure of several print media titles – Media24. The company announced it is considering...
  • Shauwn Mkhize Still Partying During Lockdown – has the law on gatherings changed?

    Businesswoman and reality TV star Shauwn Mkhize once again headed out of her home to attend a birthday celebration during the lockdown. Lockdown regulations may...

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    Businesswoman and reality TV star Shauwn Mkhize once again headed out of her home to attend a birthday celebration during the lockdown. Lockdown regulations may have eased with the advanced level 3 but that doesn’t mean that life has returned back to normal, well in certain parts of the country. Gatherings are not permitted but...
  • Most gyms likely to shutdown permanently should they remain closed under the lockdown

    The fitness industry is on the verge of collapse as gyms across the country continue to remain shut under lockdown. It has suffered enormously since...

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    The fitness industry is on the verge of collapse as gyms across the country continue to remain shut under lockdown. It has suffered enormously since the national lockdown was implemented on March 26, with several gyms forced to shut their doors permanently. With no clear indication as to when gyms will reopen, the industry fears...
  • Lasizwe wants Mzansi to go back to #level5 Lockdown

    As the number of new Covid19 cases keeps rising higher and higher, this has raised concern for many South Africans, including YouTuber and Influencer Lasizwe...

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    As the number of new Covid19 cases keeps rising higher and higher, this has raised concern for many South Africans, including YouTuber and Influencer Lasizwe Dambuza. Dambuza took to Twitter to voice his concern over the spread of the coronavirus. He started off by asking if any of his followers have the Covid19 virus or...
  • Government’s fight on lifting sales ban on tobacco turns into a blame game after judgment

    The giant tobacco producer and the government are pointing fingers at each other over the delay of another case that will determine whether or not...

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    The giant tobacco producer and the government are pointing fingers at each other over the delay of another case that will determine whether or not the ban on the sale of tobacco products should continue. The blame game between British American Tobacco SA (Batsa) and the government occurred on Friday, the same day the Pretoria...
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