BLSA’s Mavuso has welcomed the move to alert level two, emphasising the StatsSA data reminding of the need for businesses to rebuild following the July unrest.
Business Leadership South Africa’s (BLSA) CEO, Busi Mavuso welcomed the announcement to move to adjusted alert level two by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 13 September 2021. Mavuso noted that following the July unrest, many business leaders are looking to rebuild but cannot do so without the support of the government and the country at large.
Mavuso stated that the improvement made in the vaccination campaign has made it possible to relax more lockdown restrictions, which is important in getting all parts of the economy fully running again. She has, however, highlighted that all alcohol sale restrictions could have been done away, along with the curfew. Mavuso also noted the first data by StatsSA reflecting what the violence of July in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng did to the economy, as a reminder of the work that needs to be done in rebuilding the economy.
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We welcome the move to level 2. But the president could have gone further in returning alcohol sales rules to normal and doing away with curfews altogether, but we are taking a step closer to normality, writes @BusiMavuso2 in her weekly letter. https://t.co/25ZjnLyRda
— Business Leadership South Africa (@BLSA_Official) September 13, 2021