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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Fellow South African, Since the beginning of May, when we began the gradual easing of the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown, many people have started returning to work. As part of the phased recovery of the economy, companies in certain specified industries have been able to resume …

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Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday 11 May

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Stay up to date with the latest news in South Africa; review the biggest headlines making waves across the country on Monday 11 May. Today marks two months since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic with many European countries easing their lockdown restrictions, venturing into the “great” outdoors with caution. …

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Hong Kong protesters clash with riot police

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Riot police chased protesters through Hong Kong’s shopping malls and streets on Sunday as democracy activists launched Mother’s Day flash mob rallies calling for independence and for the city’s unpopular leader to resign. The semi-autonomous Chinese city was convulsed by seven straight months of often violent pro-democracy protests in 2019 …

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Health Ministers fighting the pandemic globally

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With just over 4 million infections of the coronavirus throughout the world (and counting), the international community is knee-deep in its battle against the respiratory disease. World leaders are now faced with the grim task of containing the virus which has almost entirely wiped out the economy, but it is …

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Global retail sales will drop by US$2.1-trillion this year

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Global retail sales in 2020 will decline by an average of 9.6% globally due to the pandemic, which equates to a loss of approximately US$2.1-trillion. This is detailed in a study by international market research company Forrester. It also predicts that it will take four years for retailers to surpass pre-pandemic levels of retail sales. According to the …

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