It is often said that the elderly and those with impaired immune systems are most at risk due to Covid-19, but small businesses are just as vulnerable, with many who are not going to survive a global economic shutdown. Seraj Toefy, Custodian of Entrepreneurship at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) says that according to The Small Business Association, the average cash safety net for small businesses is estimated to last only 27 days.
The CCMA has released an urgent directive in response to the Covid-19 outbreak in South Africa. It highlights the directive issued by the President of the Republic of South Africa, the guidelines for the containment of the Coronavirus in the public service, and the protocols issued by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
With 64 active cases of the COVID-19 (Corona) virus in South Africa, institutions across the globe are taking drastic but necessary steps to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. UCT and Wits university are among these establishments after the news that a Wits medical student and UCT staff member both tested positive for the virus.