Labour federation, COSATU, has suggested that government provide financial relief to businesses that will be negatively impacted by the new lockdown restrictions.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the adjusted Alert Level 4 restrictions on Sunday night, among them a ban on the sale of liquor.
The restrictions are due to last for 14 days.
COSATU Spokesperson Sizwe Pamla says the federation supports the decision to take the country to lockdown Level 4.
“Government has tried everything possible to minimise the disruptions to the economy. There are factors that are going to be heavily impacted by these latest restrictions. But it is only for 14 days, hopefully, there will be no extension. We just hope that we can intervene through UIF and other interventions to help the workers who will be heavily impacted by these restrictions and give some relief to businesses that will be struggling”
AUDIO: Sizwe Pamla saying some relief must be given to businesses that will be struggling: