* Will rationalise personal care brands
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* SPAR declares lower interim dividend vs prior yr
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JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Growthpoint Properties said on Monday it had provided rent relief to 1,494 small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) hit by a lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
* South Africa market disappoints
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JOHANNESBURG, May 13 South Africa's government
has published a more detailed list of clothing that can be sold
in a first phase of easing its lockdown, giving relief to a
clothing industry starved of sales.
JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Pick n Pay Stores Ltd said on Tuesday the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hit its margins and profitability this year as lockdown measures prohibit the sale of some items including liquor, tobacco and clothing.
JOHANNESBURG, May 12 South Africa's Shoprite
Holdings said sales of beauty products, such as hair
colouring kits and conditioners, have soared at its supermarkets
as consumers turn to do-it-yourself treatments while salons
JOHANNESBURG South African mobile operator Vodacom Group reported an 8.9% rise in annual earnings on Monday and postponed issuing medium-term forecasts due to the uncertain economic outlook as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold.
JOHANNESBURG Comair said on Tuesday that it had entered voluntary business rescue - South Africa's bankruptcy protection process - after a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus forced airlines to suspend all commercial flights.
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.