As South Africans are absorbing the news of another strict lockdown with restrictions to most sectors, many are weighing the cost of the Level 4 lockdown is going to have.
Earlier this year it was estimated that the restrictions were going to affect 1 in 12 South Africans and push them into unemployment.
Many are questioning whether President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration could have done more to safeguard South Africans who will be impacted from the fourth lockdown and alcohol ban.
Most in the restaurant business have shared their frustrations and unhappiness with the President’s overnight new imposed restrictions which pushes them against the wall.
Restaurant owners who were prepared for a month-end rush with patrons on their premises have fully stocked kitchens and no way of recovering this stock loss.
The president prohibited dining in and on-site as well as off-site alcohol sales clamping down on the restaurant industry and other social businesses hard.
Former general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, and vice-chairperson of the Millennium Labour Council, Zwelinzima Vavi voiced his disappointment that not much has been to manage the pandemic in the past 15 months.
Speaking to Kaya News Vavi say that all employers who disobey the restrictions or who unduly benefit from the crisis or who exploit workers under the guise of the pandemic.
Many South Africans are stressed about how they are going to survive another lockdown:
The only solution will be a March against Lockdown. We have lost so much, we can’t survive and depression rate is growing. lockdown can never been a solution in a Country with high unemployment rate and high cost of living. #RamaphosaMustFall pic.twitter.com/AA00qBHjRJ
— Mr Handsome° (@MrHandsome_ZA) June 28, 2021
— Just_Latoya (@just_latoya) June 28, 2021
South Africans should learn a thing or two from soccer, If a player is not performing you substitute them and replace them with a better player that’s going to change the game and give us a win before the game ends. #RamaphosaMustFall pic.twitter.com/pHZtpSG1bG
— advovolicious 🇿🇦 (@advovolicious) June 28, 2021