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South African smokers empty shops of cigarettes after ban lifted

18 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG In the latest wave of panic-buying triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, South African smokers on Tuesday snapped up all the cigarettes they could lay their hands on after the lifting of a five-month ban designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

South African smokers empty shops of cigarettes after ban lifted

18 Aug 2020

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 18 In the latest wave of panic-buying triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, South African smokers on Tuesday snapped up all the cigarettes they could lay their hands on after the lifting of a five-month ban designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

South Africa's boozy church struggles with COVID lockdown rules

06 Jul 2020

JOHANNESBURG When South Africa began easing its coronavirus lockdown in May, it allowed religious worshippers to gather in groups of up to 50, but maintained a ban on people assembling to drink alcohol. | Video

South African economy enters second recession in two years

03 Mar 2020

PRETORIA South Africa entered its second recession in two years in the final quarter of last year as agriculture, transport and construction contracted, data showed on Tuesday, highlighting the impact of power cuts on the economy.

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