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Emma Rumney

Zimbabweans in South Africa use app to send food home after border restrictions

19 May 2020

JOHANNESBURG/HARARE Petronella Mabhena, a domestic worker in South Africa, has been paying bus drivers to ferry food to her relatives in Zimbabwe for over a decade.

Walk-through sanitising booth sprays South African commuters

14 May 2020

JOHANNESBURG Commuters squinted as they streamed into a bus station in the South African township of Soweto on a bright Thursday, but not because of the glare - they were being sprayed with a solution meant to fight the coronavirus. | Video

South Africans mourn a metre apart as COVID-19 curbs funerals

08 May 2020

SOWETO, South Africa Maaki Modimola sways along to a hymn in the yard of her dead sister's home in the South African township of Soweto, a bottle of sanitiser swinging in her hand. | Video

South Africa's auto industry ambitions threatened by coronavirus

06 May 2020

JOHANNESBURG The expansion of South Africa's auto industry is central to the government's economic development strategy but the coronavirus crisis has forced carmakers into survival mode and could push ambitious growth plans out of reach.

South Africa eases lockdown of battered economy

01 May 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa took its first shaky steps on Friday towards rolling back one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns, seeking a balance between containing the disease and providing much-needed relief for the economy.

South Africa takes painful first steps towards reopening battered economy

01 May 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa took its first shaky steps towards rolling back one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns on Friday as it sought to strike a delicate balance between containing the disease and reviving its battered economy.

South Africa takes painful first steps towards reopening battered economy

01 May 2020

JOHANNESBURG, May 1 South Africa took its first shaky steps towards rolling back one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns on Friday as it sought to strike a delicate balance between containing the disease and reviving its battered economy.

South Africa's Ramaphosa dismisses call to lift ban on alcohol during lockdown

17 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday refused to lift a ban on alcohol during a nationwide lockdown set to last until the end of April, brushing off a threat of court action from an industry body.

S.Africa's Ramaphosa dismisses call to lift ban on alcohol during lockdown

17 Apr 2020

JOHANNESBURG, April 17 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday refused to lift a ban on alcohol during a nationwide lockdown set to last until the end of April, brushing off a threat of court action from an industry body.

UPDATE 2-Absa leaves new coal financing on table, joins other S.African banks

16 Apr 2020

* Absa to fund new coal power under 'extenuating circumstances'

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