Alcohol industry during lockdown

A virus like COVID-19 no doubt requires novel approaches to limiting its spread. Governments the world over have been caught unawares by this virus and its implications for its people and economies. While South Africa has seemingly done some good work in terms of immediate action to limit the spread of infection, the hard work is still far from over, especially when dealing with something with so many unknowns.

A deepening jobless crisis looms

THE Great Recession had a massive effect on employment around the world with some 34-million jobs being lost as a result of the near collapse of the financial sector after Lehman Bros folded in 2007. In South Africa, estimates are that about a million jobs were lost as a result of that recession.