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With the country moving to alert level 2 which allows for more economic activity, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde encouraged residents to support local and small businesses.
Despite the easing of lockdown rules, international tourists are still not allowed to visit South Africa minister of tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane could not confirm when the country will reopen its borders.
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“We all have a role to play in getting our economy back to work safely again.
“Small businesses are the engines of our economy, employing tens of thousands of breadwinners across the province. They need our support if they are going to stay open,” said Winde.
“I walked around the CBD of Cape Town and saw too many “To Let” signs displayed on windows. Every sign was indicative of jobs that had been lost as these businesses closed.
“We have to reverse this trend if we are to get our economy going again.
“The opening up of the economy must always be done safely and in line with health guidelines, this is the “new normal” which we have been talking about from the beginning,” he said.
Winde added that in this “new normal”, residents need to carry on with their lives in a safe manner by always wearing a mask and applying the golden rules of physical distancing.
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