PODCAST | COVID-19 Frontline Workers Part XX: A restaurant manager shares his story

SABC News captures their voices in this weekly feature, COVID-19 Frontline Workers. This week, Digital News Producer Lebo Tshangela speaks to a restaurant manager of one of Gauteng’s biggest Italian eatery about his experience with the coronavirus during the nationwide lockdown.

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Uber wins back London license despite ‘historical failings’

Uber has won a legal bid to restore its London operating licence which was taken away over safety concerns, after a judge ruled on Monday that the company was a fit and proper operator.

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Eskom says Maluti-a-Phufong accounts will remain frozen pending court case

Eskom says the bank accounts of the Free State Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality will remain frozen, pending the outcome of a court case.

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City Power continues to clampdown on businesses, upmarket estates in Gauteng

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City Power in Gauteng will continue with its clampdown on businesses and upmarket estates on Sunday as it moves to recover millions of rands in unpaid electricity bills.

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Kubayi-Ngubane calls for reasonable tourism packages for locals

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane

The Tourism Department has appealed to the sector to be more reasonably priced to accommodate locals .The Minister  of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane  hosted a World Tourism Day celebration at the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng on Suday.

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SAA encouraged by government’s assurances for funding

South African Airways remains encouraged by government’s assurances that funding will be made available and that it will be able to pay packages to certain staff and settle creditors.

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China needs to step up global financial integration: FX regulator

China needs to further open its capital markets and financial industry to avoid being globally isolated,a senior foreign exchange regulator said on Saturday.

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American Airlines secures $5.5 billion Treasury loan, could tap more

American Airlines AAL.O said on Friday it has secured a $5.5 billion government loan and could tap up to $2 billion more in October depending on how the U.S. Treasury allocates extra funds under a $25 billion loan package for airlines.

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G7 ministers back extension of debt freeze for poorest nations; urge reforms

G7 finance ministers on Friday backed an extension of a G20 temporary freeze in debt payments and recognized the need for broad debt relief in the future, while taking aim at G20 member China over a lack of transparency in its lending.

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City Power gets tough on Gauteng businesses and residents that owe millions

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City Power in Gauteng is stepping up its clampdown on businesses and posh estates in an effort to recover millions of rands owed.

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Eskom identified as SA’s largest threat to economic recovery

Eskom has been identified as the country’s single largest threat to economic sustainability and the economic recovery plan which has been agreed upon at Nedlac that now sits before Cabinet.

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Department of Mineral Resources working on plan to retrieve Lily Mine container

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has sought to assure mining unions that they are working on a plan to retrieve a container – which collapsed underground with three mine workers inside at the Lily Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga, in February 2016.

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Asian shares rise on tech rally, renewed stimulus hopes

Asian shares rose on Friday after robust US housing data supported a late tech-driven rally on Wall Street, with investors picking up the pieces a day after a broad regional index posted its biggest daily loss in more than three months.

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‘I can’t save every job’: UK scales back support as COVID surges

Britain’s government launched scaled-back job support on Thursday for workers hit by the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic, but warned not everyone could be helped during an economic meltdown that is threatening millions of jobs.

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UK consumer confidence rises to highest since lockdown – GfK

British consumer confidence ticked up in September to its highest level since the coronavirus lockdown started in March, but it remains well below its pre-pandemic levels, a survey showed on Friday.

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