Riots calm but the devastation remains – businesses count the cost
devastation | riots

Riots calm but the devastation remains – businesses count the cost

The riots and widespread looting that took the country by storm over the past week or so has been another headwind to corporate South Africa, which is still struggling to get back on its feet after the effects of the various lockdowns implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19. JSE-listed companies make up a trivial…

riots | security

Food security, riots – Why SA needs to restore stability urgently

In the midst of the looting and violence that gripped parts of South Africa over the past week, concerns around food security were front of mind for many – particularly those in KZN and Gauteng. Below Wandile Sihlobo discusses the issues around food security, which has more to it than just sufficient supply. Last week,…

Flash Briefing: SA boosts troops to 25,000 to quash riots; WHO warns SA of Covid surge after riots; Santam
Flash | riots

Flash Briefing: SA boosts troops to 25,000 to quash riots; WHO warns SA of Covid surge after riots; Santam

Listen on iTunes  South Africa mustered its army reserves in a bid to quell several days of looting that has ravaged supplies of food and other essentials and dealt a crippling blow to its economy. The disorder slowly began to ebb across most affected provinces on Thursday before an expected surge in soldiers on the streets.…