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Amcu wants standard health and kit rules before returning to work

The union has proposed setting up a task team to set standards on protective gear and strategies, and for those to made regulations

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EU finance ministers remain divided on coronavirus rescue plan

After 16 hours of talks European finance ministers fail to reach consensus on coronavirus aid plan

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Tests will push Super Rugby around the 2020 calendar

July fixtures against Georgia and Scotland and the Rugby Championship are likely to outrank the series

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WATCH: Will the president extend the lockdown?

Business Times contributing editor Hilary Joffe and a panel of journalists discuss stories making the news

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Covid-19 leaves France and Germany facing worst economic fall in decades

For every two weeks that France is locked down by the virus, the Bank of France says it expects the economy to shrink 1.5%

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WATCH: Peter Bruce: SA cannot afford lack of economic activity for much longer

Former Business Day editor Peter Bruce talks to Business Day TV about what we can learn about global pandemic

read more | Coronavirus | Treasury centralises sourcing of protective gear

This comes as countries around the globe scramble to secure scare medical equipment to fight the virus.

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Chemical weapons watchdog says Syrian air force behind gas attacks

The special investigative unit finds air force dropped bombs containing poisonous chlorine and sarin nerve gas on a village in March 2017

read more | Tough times in store for some SA restaurants as job cuts, possible closures loom

Restaurants have been ordered to shut their doors for the duration of the three-week lockdown.

read more | Lockdown | Rent relief not guaranteed, Canal Walk tells tenants

The shopping centre says it will negotiate requests for relief on a case-by-case basis.

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Capitol Report: Pelosi and Schumer peg further small-business aid to additional help for hospitals, states

As Republican lawmakers and the Trump administration push for additional coronavirus aid for small businesses, top Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday want that assistance to get packaged with more money for health-care institutions, state and local gove…

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Key Words: Stephen Colbert tells President Trump to ‘grow up and do your damn job’

The ‘Late Show’ host called out Trump’s daily ‘hissy fits’ during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Uganda urges farmers to plant even as locusts threaten crops

Uganda urges farmers to plant even as locusts threaten crops

Uganda asked its farmers to start planting to ensure food security even if new locust swarms could destroy the crops.

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VINCE VAN DER BIJL: Let’s embrace the vision of the ANC’s Robben Island leaders for a bold new world

The lockdown should give us an appreciation of the courage, generosity, forgiveness and vision of Mandela, Sisulu and others who suffered at the hands of their oppressors.

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WTO: Covid-19 far worse than financial crisis of 2008/2009

The organisation says global trade will plummet up to a third this year with economic recovery being ‘prolonged and incomplete’

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Bernard Laporte’s club tournament idea could be rugby’s peace pipe

The game’s French federation president might revolutionise the sport post-Covid-19

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: Being furloughed beats a layoff: What it means for millions of suddenly jobless Americans

Scores of workers likely running into the millions have either been furloughed in the past few weeks or soon will be because of an unprecedented closure of the U.S. economy to fight the deadly coronavirus scourge. What is a furlough, how does it aff…

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Tesco able to pay UK dividend as sales soar due to Covid-19

But, Tesco says costs are rising and uncertainty about how long the UK lockdown will continue means it can’t provide financial guidance on profit

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Need to reinvent a beloved brand? 9 important steps to take

Even popular brands sometimes need to pivot to meet new audience needs.

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Mark Hulbert: Why this bear market isn’t all bad news

The long-term impact of a bear market is not what you think

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