Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to end the national state of disaster. He believes there are better ways of handling the pandemic that is more conducive to creating jobs and boosting the economy.
The Western Cape Premier isn't enjoying the label of 'epicentre' being placed on the Western Cape. The province is well prepared and operating smoothly and openly in its battle against Covid-19, seems to be Alan Winde's argument. But the province's 1792 active cases are more than half of the country's total so the attention is probably justified. The Western Cape recently identified the CT Convention Centre as an 800 bed Covid-19 hospital as it prepares for the surge which is coming.
Being forced to work reduced hours or put on ‘short time’ can be an extremely stressful time. You will receive less income but your expenses remain the same. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will provide compensation to employees whose working hours have been reduced or forced to stay at home due to work stoppage.