SA LOCKDOWN – A COSTLY BLUNDER
by a NEASA member
We find ourselves in a boiling pot, bubbling with conspiracies and Ministers running around and shouting orders as if on a military parade. To worsen the already existing distrust, many of these conspiracies will turn out to be true – The Zondo Commission taught us that.
So here I find myself, back at work with a small team, that the Minister’s orders dictated, with which I have to face an abnormal challenge. Many of those who I now desperately want to supply, to kick start the business, have not paid and others are simply not on the list that includes the “allowed” as decided by our newly created Master Ministers who have no idea of how my particular industry interacts with others.
And there they are, proudly claiming victory – that the lockdown has flattened the curve amidst the glaring reality of the circumstances in South Africa that barely supports their claims that isolation and distancing did the trick.
The lockdown did not accentuate inequality but severely deepened it and that is the reality with which we will now have to live with, whether our businesses survive or not – as history unfolds, this will go down as a blunder of unimaginable magnitude.
I refuse to follow and be grateful for these breadcrumbs I now sit with.
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