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Thread: The COVID-19 pandemic - I think SA has stuffed this one up.

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    I came here to ask something and got stuck into reading the thread, I do online marketing and that type of stuff so I work with quite a few small to medium businesses, and the man I can confirm even if they survived they are hurt. Many at the beginning of covid came for websites ( to finally get online ) but many consumers had been laid off or were uncertain of the future and thus didn't spend. I'm sorry to hear about the death you have experienced, I have been very fortunate to not see much of that. My mother is a nurse and she got sick right at the start thankfully she was ok. The reason I came here was to see if there is any talk of a second wave.

    My mother has told me the cases seem to be rising again here in East London. If we do another lockdown I think we will see a bigger number of businesses drop out because they're still trying to recover from the first one. I personally don't agree with a lockdown as harsh as ours. Other countries have done it without annihilating their business sectors. I think the government knows this but in this country's politicians, personal ambitions always come before the people.
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    The question is can you survive another lockdown? I doubt I could.

    I managed to get through the initial lockdown ... in fact I went into it with all my bills already paid up todate and some ... but then it dragged out longer and longer ...I was fortunate enough not to have applied for any payment holidays ... however the impact of the virus has affected many of my bigger customers ... which resulted in retrenchements etc .... only now is the impact of the lockdown affecting my finances ... I am starting to feel the burn ... throw in a R50 000 utility bill ... and I would say I am pretty burnt.

    There is some good news ... for example my wife is back to 100 % working hours ... no more short time the work flow is starting to increase ... but not to levels that will produce 110 % income ... so the people can catch up.

    Am I lving in coco land ...thinking people need support right now more than ever ... shouldnt the government be offering relief to small bussiness ...regardless of the colour of your skin ... those who were battling during the lockdown must be on the bones of their A$$e$ right now ... some say that it is the plan to break as many people as possible in preparation of what is to come ... I dont know ... I am not part of any elite organisations ... I am just here trying to get by ... pay my bills and feed my family.

    When you go onto social media and see real human nature ... people fighting over the most ridiculous shyte ... you realise how much hatred there is in this sick world we live in ... it all boils to money and power.
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    Then you see R10 billion being pi$$ed against the wall for SAA ... you can only shake your head.
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