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Vodacom ended March with a better-than-expected revenue and declared a dividend driven by the solid performance from its international operations, demonstrating resilience in the face of Covid-19.
The Copyright Coalition of South Africa said on Tuesday it was concerned that what it called the disjointed approach to easing Covid-19 lockdown regulations in South Africa in relation to the publishing industry was encouraging piracy.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has given the strongest indication yet that the government was considering further lowering the coronavirus lockdown measures as evidence showed that the pandemic would remain a threat to global public health for some time.
The South African rand traded weaker against a rising greenback yesterday. Investors opted for safer assets as optimism of a global recovery subsided after a second wave of the coronavirus hit countries in Asia and Europe according to NKC Research.
Two Human Science Research Council (HSRC) surveys show that 88 percent of smokers are not able to buy cigarettes during the lockdown, suggesting that the ban is efficient in reducing cigarette access and use.
Vodacom today postponed the issuance of its medium-term guidance given the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertain outlook for the countries it operates in, as it reported higher revenue during the year ended March 2020.
The South African Breweries (SAB) said in a statement on Monday it had agreed on a way forward with the government to safely transport its packaged inventory, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, from its manufacturing plants to its depots in the next few weeks.
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