SA’s automotive industry might have to lay off up to 10% of its workforce because of the lockdown, according to an industry-wide survey provided to Reuters by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa).

The survey, dated April 8 before President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the lockdown by two weeks, estimated the initial 21-day national lockdown could lead to job losses of between 1% and 10%, which could rise to between 21% and 30% if it is extended until the end of May...

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