South Africa’s Small Businesses Hit Hardest By COVID Regulations: Study

September 29th, 2021 – A recent study revealed that the coronavirus pandemic regulations have had a significant economic impact on small enterprises and the informal sector in South Africa, with over 3 million jobs affected. The study, titled “The Impact of COVID-19 on Micro and Informal Businesses in South Africa,” noted that the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns were unprecedented, and have been termed as more devastating than the financial catastrophe of a decade ago in the country.

The informal sector, which accounted for 8% of South Africa’s Gross Domestic Development and employed at least 27% of the workforce, was the hardest hit, found the study which was conducted by the Department of Small Business Development in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The findings also revealed that micro and informal enterprises that reopened after the lockdown was lifted were still far from regaining or achieving their pre-pandemic income or employment levels.

More…https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/africa/south-africas-small-businesses-hit-hardest-by-covid-regulations-study.html

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