The Covid-19 pandemic not only poses a health threat for South Africans, it poses a serious threat to their livelihoods too. This is because there are no known methods of containing the coronavirus without incurring economic costs.

Logically, our government has taken the decision to prioritise protecting the health of its people by putting in place measures to curb the spread of the virus. This has included the extraordinary step of placing the country on a lockdown for 21 days, now extended by another two weeks until the end of April.  These measures have had a devastating impact on every sector of the economy, travel and tourism in particular...

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