The virus is killing small business
After the 2008/2009 crisis, SA lost 1.1-million jobs in small businesses. Many were young people
After Eloise Windebank and her husband Alex opened Farro in Illovo, Joburg, in March 2018, it soon became a highly rated boutique restaurant lauded by, in one reviewer’s words, "every bloggy-hipster-type in town".
But last week, with the number of customers down to a trickle as South Africans bolted inside to fend off the Covid-19 pandemic, Windebank took the hard decision to shut Farro’s doors — at least for now...