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Eskom shuts power plant after warning ash dam may collapse

30 Apr 2020 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   23
The 1 600-megawatt power plant will be closed for up to three months.

Zimbabwe reopens tobacco auctions after coronavirus delay

29 Apr 2020 /  MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters   1
Tobacco is the second biggest earner of foreign exchange after gold.

Auto industry could take over a year to recover – TransUnion

24 Apr 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   8
Government urged to consider retail auto dealers as a key component in kick-starting other sectors when lockdown is eased.

Construction sector pleads to be allowed to return to work

20 Apr 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   8
Claims lockdown will result in an estimated 68 000 to 108 000 jobs lost in 18 months.

Companies are ditching the ‘norm’ to respond to Covid-19

16 Apr 2020 /  Melitta Ngalonkulu   1
Heeding government's call for the speedy manufacture of ventilators locally.

As Africa looks for clean power, nuclear interest grows

11 Apr 2020 /  Farai Shawn Matiashe, Thomson Reuters Foundation  
Despite growing evidence that solar and wind might be cheaper and greener.

Eskom sees no need for more state funding

7 Apr 2020 /  Antony Sguazzin and Lyubov Pronina, Bloomberg   3
Estimated revenue loss of R4bn is anticipated for lockdown.

Samancor declares force majeure

31 Mar 2020 /  Tanisha Heiberg and Helen Reid, Reuters  
SA lockdown squeezes global chrome supply.

New Metair project will create 3 200 jobs

31 Mar 2020 /  Roy Cockayne   2
But Covid-19 could delay it by up to six months.

SA’s construction industry faces disaster due to lockdown

27 Mar 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   6
Thousands of job losses expected.

Sasol: What happened, and what now?

26 Mar 2020 /  Sinesipho Maninjwa   38
Poor cost control, no oil price hedge and bad luck all hurt SA's largest industrial company.

Draft determinations propose over 13000MW new-build power

26 Mar 2020 /  Chris Yelland   16
By independent power producers, and none by Eskom.

Retail motor industry urges to be classified as an essential service

25 Mar 2020 /  Roy Cokayne   8
Says a large portion of its activities support other essential services.

Ford to halt production in SA and India

23 Mar 2020 /  Rachit Vats and Sanjana Shivdas, Reuters   1
On coronavirus impact.

Emirates stops nearly all passenger flights, slashes wages

23 Mar 2020 /  Alexander Cornwell, Reuters   2
Up to 50% pay cut for most employees.
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