Walmart's bid for South African retail store Massmart is approved by shareholders, with organized labour groups such as the Congress of South African Trade Unions threatening boycotts against the store.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announces that the country will move from level 1 to level 3 from midnight until January 15. This means that all alcohol sales are banned, wearing of masks in public places is compulsory, most gatherings other than funerals are banned, and the nationwide curfew will be extended from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. local time.
Wal-Mart passes ExxonMobil as the largest company by revenue on the annual Fortune 500 list. [http:--economictimes.indiatimes.com-news-international-business-fortune-500-profits-near-record-wal-mart-replaces-exxonmobil-as-biggest-revenue-maker-articleshow-19919804.cms ("Economic Times")]date=August 2019
Two Dutch women appear in a South African court over an alleged "ambush marketing" stunt after more than 30 people were ejected from the Johannesburg stadium on Monday during the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.