Is South Africa ready to move to lockdown Level 2?

POSTED ON: August 13, 2020 IN Media
by Miriam Altman

Unconfirmed reports are speculating that South Africa could move to lockdown level 2 of the restriction, as the country experiences a downward trend in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. It is reported that a Directors-general meeting has suggested that almost all sectors of the economy be reopened.

Yesterday, President Cyril Ramaphosa met with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council to discuss the country’s recovery plan. If the country does reopen the economy, what economy are we going back to?

Bongani joined by Dr Miriam Altman, Economist, Convenor of the COVID-19 Economists group and UJ prof of 4IR practice and Cas Coovadia, CEO of Business Unity South Africa and member of the Business4 South Africa.