CHINA has reinstated a strict lockdown near Beijing, affecting around 400 000 people, after a small surge in cases.
THE South African rand was little changed early on Monday, despite health officials recording a steeper rise in coronavirus infections over the weekend.
Lazarus Chakwera has been sworn in as president of Malawi after winning an election rerun.
Coca-Cola will suspend advertising on social media globally for at least 30 days, as pressure builds on platforms to crack down on hate speech.
NAMIBIA'S President Hage Geingob on Monday announced a further easing of the country’s coronavirus lockdown to boost economic activity, despite a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases.
US President Donald Trump has extended a pause on some green cards and suspended visas for other foreign workers until the end of 2020.
MALAWIANS Malawians vote on Tuesday in a re-run of a discredited poll that has become a test case for the ability of African courts to tackle vote fraud and restrain presidential power.
SOUTH Africa’s consolidated budget deficit is expected to widen markedly this year, a Reuters poll found, with its National Treasury struggling to squeeze it back to levels it anticipated before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted economic…
SOUTH Africa’s third-biggest telecom operator Cell C said on Monday it plans to lay off 960 workers as it restructures its operations to align the organisation with its new operating model.
Millions of people in Beijing are living under renewed restrictions, as a spike in virus cases continues.
BP has announced plans to cut 10 000 jobs amid following a global slump in demand for oil because of the coronavirus crisis.
Google has been sued in the US over claims it illegally invades the privacy of users by tracking people even when they are browsing in "private mode".
THE death of George Floyd, which triggered widespread protests across the US, has been declared a homicide in an official post-mortem examination.
The number of coronavirus fatalities in Brazil has risen by almost 1,000 in a day, making the country's overall death toll the world's fourth highest.
Violence has erupted in cities across the US on the sixth night of protests sparked by the death in police custody of African-American George Floyd.
South Africa has pushed back Monday’s reopening of schools by a week, the Department of Basic Education said on Sunday, saying that a substantial number are not ready to welcome back pupils.
US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have docked with, and entered, the International Space Station (ISS).
SIR Richard Branson is selling a stake in Virgin Galactic to raise $500m to prop up his other businesses including Virgin Atlantic.
A fire at a St Petersburg hospital has killed five coronavirus patients in an intensive care unit.
BITCOIN has just gone through a much-hyped adjustment that reduced the rate at which new coins are created.
THE Chinese city of Wuhan is drawing up plans to test its entire population of 11 million people for Covid-19, state media report.
PRESIDENT Trump has signed the largest-ever US financial stimulus package, worth $2tn (£1.7tn), as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.