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 2020-04-01 11:36 

Business Live

Top SA Aids scientist Gita Ramjee dies in Durban from Covid-19 complications...

Ramjee was acclaimed in the field of HIV prevention clinical trials and was acknowledged internationally for her expertise in the field of microbicide research...

 2020-04-01 11:36 

Business Live

World markets fall as traders head back to safe havens...

As Covid-19 sends the global economy into a deeper recession, equities and commodities have a poor second-quarter start...

 2020-04-01 11:35 

Standard Digital

Ex-GSU officer shot dead in robbery incident...

Police shot dead a former GSU officer suspected to have bombed a car belonging to a businessman in Bungoma town....

 2020-04-01 11:34 

Uganda Radio Network

Morphine Stock out Looms after Suspension of Production...

Dr Doreen Agasha Birungi, the clinical director of Hospice Africa Uganda told the meeting that they resolved to close morphine production together with a host of other services that Hospice Africa provides including providing homecare to people at the end...

 2020-04-01 11:33 

News24

First outgoing repatriation flight leaves OR Tambo with 321 passengers bound for Brazil...

The first outgoing repatriation flight has departed OR Tambo International Airport, headed for Brazil, Airports Company South Africa has confirmed....

 2020-04-01 11:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Pick n Pay rolls out perspex screens at till points to prevent the spread of Covid-19...

Perspex screens are being rolled out at all Pick n Pay till points countrywide as preventative measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-04-01 11:25 

Daily Nation

Uhuru apologises over police brutality as curfew started...

President regrets the manner in which police acted....

 2020-04-01 11:23 

Standard Digital

Shame of Kenya's 2.3m lost youth with no jobs, hope...

State cannot account for millions who have not be accommodated by the country's employers...

 2020-04-01 11:23 

Standard Digital

Locusts Stealing Lives: Fears of farmers, herders in Somaliland as a plague looms...

One company has agreed to provide an aircraft for aerial spraying, but that it is expected in mid-April, they add....

 2020-04-01 11:17 

News24

Officials raid Durban building to screen people allegedly showing coronavirus symptoms...

KZN officials swoop on a building in Durban that is suspected of housing people who are allegedly showing symptoms linked to the novel coronavirus....

 2020-04-01 11:13 

The New Humanitarian

In Kashmir, slow internet throttles doctors' coronavirus response...

On lockdown once again, Kashmir's schools, aid workers, and doctors struggle to prepare for COVID-19 amid months of internet restrictions....

 2020-04-01 11:12 

News24

Putting Africa in back of queue for ventilators will be detrimental for humanity Pandor...

Countries around the world recognise the potential for disaster in developing African countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Not doing so would be to the detriment of humanity, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor....

 2020-04-01 10:54 

News24

'Silence that man!' - Covid-19 victim Louis Wilsenach ruffled feathers with 'New South Africa' concept...

Marketing guru and author Louis Wilsenach, 79, who died of Covid-19, was hugely influential in shaping the South African political landscape during the transition to democracy and is credited with coining the term "New South Africa"....

 2020-04-01 10:49 

Standard Digital

President Uhuru apologises to Kenyans for police brutality...

"I want to apologise to all Kenyans, maybe for some excesses which were conducted or happened," Uhuru said....

 2020-04-01 10:41 

Business Live

Cell C commits to making some data more affordable...

Customers will have zero-rated access to websites of designated public benefit organisations, which includes government content focused on health, education and electricity...

 2020-04-01 10:41 

Business Live

Absa PMI data suggests worst is yet to come for manufacturers...

The sector's expectations of business conditions are the most pessimistic in more than two decades...

 2020-04-01 10:41 

Business Live

JOHN STEENHUISEN: Put aside the interests of the connected few to save the rest of us...

After the triple blow to the economy last week we need structural change now more than ever, writes John Steenhuisen...

 2020-04-01 10:41 

Business Live

Americans missing April rents as Covid-19 fallout hits home...

Some landlords can afford to be lenient, but many have mortgages to pay themselves, and even high earners are asking for some slack...

 2020-04-01 10:30 

Business Report (IOL)

MTN to move ahead on Nigeria stock sale amid market turmoil...

MTN Group Ltd. will push on with a plan to reduce its majority stake in the wireless carrier's Nigerian business....

 2020-04-01 10:28 

Standard Digital

Let's hang together or Covid-19 will hang us separately...

Coronavirus will eventually be defeated for sure but to reach this we need more global leadership...

 2020-04-01 10:28 

Standard Digital

What I wish I knew before I turned my hobby into a business...

Four successful entrepreneurs share how they turned their pet projects into money-making ventures....

 2020-04-01 10:28 

Standard Digital

Kenya Airways seeks financial help from the government...

The coronavirus crisis has hit the entire global aviation industry, but Kenya Airways was in a weak financial position long before it started....

 2020-04-01 10:28 

Standard Digital

Moscow unveils coronavirus tracking app as national lockdown widens...

Russia's official tally of coronavirus cases rose to 2,777 on Wednesday, a one-day increase of 440....

 2020-04-01 10:13 

News24

New virus, old wounds: Frontline Covid-19 workers demand better pay...

Would you risk your life for R 3 500? These community health workers have been doing just that for years....

 2020-04-01 10:13 

Uganda Radio Network

Luweero District Eases Clearance for Motorists Transporting Sick, Expectant Mothers...

joyce Bukirwa the Vice Chairperson of Butuntumula sub county says that an expectant mother at Kakuuto village delivered on roadside after motorists declined to transport her to Health center over the Presidential ban....

 2020-04-01 10:08 

Daily Nation

Uhuru in live chat with two Kenyans cured of Covid-19...

Uhuru urges Kenyans to help stop the deadly virus....

 2020-04-01 10:05 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

The door-to-door of medical students in Cuba to track down the coronavirus...

House by house, 28,000 Cuban medical students tirelessly repeat these questions, looking for possible cases of coronavirus....

 2020-04-01 10:02 

Uganda Radio Network

Hoima School of Nursing Turned into Isolation Centre...

Samuel Kisembo, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner-RDC who also doubles as the Hoima District COVID-19 Taskforce Chairperson says they have decided to use Hoima School of nursing and Midwifery premises to accommodate COVID-19 suspects....

 2020-04-01 10:01 

News24

Coronavirus wrap: Turkey sends aid to Italy and Spain, Russia helps US and Europe death toll tops 30 000...

Turkey has sent health supplies including masks to Italy and Spain, the two European countries worst hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the defence ministry has said....

 2020-04-01 09:59 

Uganda Radio Network

Residents Decry Congestion at Jinja District Headquarters...

Godfrey Kyalo, a resident of Nakabango village in Jinja, said there is need to for security to control crowding in the waiting area....

 2020-04-01 09:55 

Daily Nation

Global FGM statistics 'underestimated'...

The figures only include countries with available data from large-scale surveys, which consist of 27 countries....

 2020-04-01 09:51 

Uganda Radio Network

Ministry of Energy Extends Deadline For Oil Licensing Applications...

In a notice today, Ministry of Energy and Mineral development said companies intending to apply for the licenses now have six months window up to September 30, 2020 to prepare and submit their bits. The earlier deadline was March 31, 2020....

 2020-04-01 09:46 

Business Live

Lockdown: Pictures of the day...

Police officers and members of the SANDF continued to patrol the streets in Alexandra amid a nationwide lockdown...

 2020-04-01 09:46 

Business Live

WATCH: Do Treasury's SME proposals go far enough?...

Cova Advisory director Duane Newman talks to Business Day TV about Treasury's recent tax relief proposals...

 2020-04-01 09:46 

Business Live

WATCH: How unit trusts will fare in a post-pandemic world...

Financial Mail associate editor Stephen Cranston talks to Business Day TV about unit trusts...

 2020-04-01 09:46 

Business Live

Rand at record low as Covid-19 fears mount...

The rand has been the worst performing among its emerging-market peers over the past five days...

 2020-04-01 09:46 

Business Live

Profits stem from soft skills too...

The humanities and social sciences are very much needed as we grapple with technology and health crises...

 2020-04-01 09:46 

Business Report (IOL)

South Africa should seek IMF funding to deal with pandemic - IIF...

South Africa should seek funding from the International Monetary Fund given its high debt levels....

 2020-04-01 09:39 

Business Report (IOL)

Confidence on the rise among uncertainty...

The FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index rose for a fourth consecutive quarter to 24points in the first three months of 2020....

 2020-04-01 09:38 

Business Report (IOL)

Woolworths to close all Country Road stores in Australia amid coronavirus...

Woolworths Holdings has temporarily closed all Country Road Group stores in Australia....

 2020-04-01 09:33 

Standard Digital

My chronic disease inspired my business idea...
 2020-04-01 09:30 

News24

Coronavirus transforms New York as US death toll tops 4 000...

Emergency field hospitals have been readied in New York's Central Park and at the home of the US Open tennis tournament as the number of American deaths from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic surged past 4 000 higher than the toll in China....

 2020-04-01 09:30 

Uganda Radio Network

Arua Municipal Council Yet to Retain Essential Staff...

On Tuesday during a joint meeting of heads of departments, it was resolved that all staff report work but take safety measures by washing hands and marinating social distance and avoid handshaking....

 2020-04-01 09:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Demand for online services drives Naspers' shares higher...

A bad start to the year for stocks? That hasn't applied to Naspers Ltd....

 2020-04-01 09:20 

News24

Lockdown: Alleged perpetrators of petty crime to be released from police holding cells...

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has ordered that alleged perpetrators of petty crimes be released from police holding cells countrywide and warned to appear in court on a future date....

 2020-04-01 09:08 

Business Report (IOL)

Unions oppose SA Express business rescue liquidation bid...

Unions Numsa and the SA Cabin Crew Association are at loggerheads with the government over the application by business rescue practitioners....

 2020-04-01 09:01 

Daily Nation

Covid-19: Thousands of workers in tea farms risk losing jobs...

Tea firms urged to cushion workers from Covid-19 effects....

 2020-04-01 08:58 

Uganda Radio Network

Pabbo S.S. Amuru Designated as COVID-19 Quarantine Centre...

Pabbo S.S becomes second and prime isolation facility after the first emergency quarantine center was of four beds established at Elegu cross boarder by World Health Organization WHO and International Organization for Migration (IOM)....

 2020-04-01 08:51 

Business Live

WATCH: How US-Russia talks affected the oil price...

Oanda senior market analyst Craig Erlam talks to Business Day TV about the oil price...

 2020-04-01 08:51 

Business Live

Lockdown day 6: Coronavirus numbers...

The number of coronavirus infections in SA continues to rise, sitting at 1,353 as of day six of the lockdown...

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