Daily Archives: March 24, 2020

South African Mining Sector Braces for Coronavirus Lockdown

JOHANNESBURG – South African mining companies are bracing for a heavy hit from the country’s looming nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus, warning of an expected leap in costs in addition to their lost output.

A leading …

Botswana, with No COVID-19 Cases, Closes Borders After Death in Zimbabwe

GABORONE – Botswana, one of the few countries in Africa without a confirmed case of coronavirus, has moved to secure its borders after neighboring Zimbabwe recorded its first coronavirus-related death on Monday. Soldiers will be watching border crossings, but authorities …