SA business community calls for accelerated restart of economy

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SA business community calls for accelerated restart of economy

South Africa’s biggest business grouping urged the government to accelerate its phased approach to restarting the economy, days after the state began easing a strict nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus.

A safe return to work can be successfully achieved if people and businesses abide by hygiene, mask-usage and social-distancing protocols, Martin Kingston, head of the economic workgroup at Business for South Africa, said in an emailed statement. [Bloomberg]
 

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Like many I have been working through the lockdown. The difficulty is that many of the supply lines behind the scenes are closed. Some of these will not come back one the lockdown is lifted, either because the company went under or else because they found more profitable avenues to pursue. This means that there will be additional impact after things open that no one seems to be accounting for.
 

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Almost every other guy in our complex seems to be selling sanitizer, masks, ppe now. I wonder who will buy if everyone is a seller though.
 

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I doubt though. Every other guy is a gross exaggeration on my part but we got about 7 sellers so far in 60+ units.
Ah okay as long as they don't come tell you it's not a pyramid scheme :)
 

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Protect the vulnerable (over 65 and people with commodities ) and open the economy .
There is no reason to keep the economy closed any longer .
 

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I don't live SA anymore. But from where I am, it's crystal clear a Socialist country. The LD, no communication, the Pres not speaking or responding to calls to tell people what is going to happen. The very very thin blue line is not going to hold off the masses, that I can tell you.
 
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