Gauteng Premier David Makhura says preliminary estimates show that the damage caused by the recent unrest to the province’s economy amounts to three and a half billion rand.
He says the figures relate to the damage caused to businesses and the stock that has been looted.
Makhura says the figures do not include uninsured township businesses.
#GPEconomicRecovery | The preliminary estimation caused by the unrest is R3.5 billion in damages.
14 500 jobs have been affected by the unrest.
30 out of 500 township malls in the province were impacted. – Premier @David_Makhura
— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) July 30, 2021
The Premier was giving an update on the provincial government’s economic reconstruction and recovery plans in response to the unrest.
Makhura is expected to outline measures the provincial government will be taking to help businesses and communities affected by the violent protests.
He says 14 500 jobs have been affected, with 30 malls also affected by the looting.
In the related video below, SABC News tracked incidents of violence and looting at Jabulani Mall in Soweto: