It is back to business for some as the nationwide lockdown gradually moves down in levels of lockdown, with some restrictions still in place.

Successfully moving towards an economic recovery post-COVID-19, becomes a responsibility for all who live in South Africa. This means supporting local businesses now more than ever before. Buying local means that you guard the importance of investing in the country, economic growth and you contribute to job retention and creation.

Most small businesses do not have the credit and capital to weather the pandemic.

Government, foundations, and nonprofits everywhere are scrambling to help small businesses stay afloat during this crisis, but everyone can help.

While the government has given a helping hand to some, citizens can actively play their part to guarantee that our economy keeps running despite the pandemic having the country under siege.

Author – Jessica Gooding

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