BUSINESS for SA (B4SA), an industry body formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has called on the South African government to more rapidly re-open the economy.
“We need to accelerate economic activity as a matter of urgency,” Martin Kingston, an executive member of Business for SA (B4SA), told BusinessLive. “The only way we can make a difference on people’s livelihoods is for us to move to level 2 as quickly as possible,” he said.
South Africa is currently on level 4 of a five level lockdown which heavily constricts business. President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a national address last week that government was giving thought to how it could proceed to a level 3 lockdown.