CELESTE LE ROUX: Entrepreneurs desperately seek new hope
One year into the Covid-19 meltdown, SMEs look to government leadership for signs of life
It has now been more than a year since the first Covid-19 lockdown forever changed the face of SA’s business environment. Certain sectors such as tourism, property and events management bore the full force of the economic downturn, and entrepreneurs like me were affected.
In January, Stats SA announced that the overall number of companies that have been liquidated increased by 20.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019. The list of well-known companies planning to shut their doors permanently is also growing. ..