Zimbabwe’s businesses were shut and streets deserted in the capital Harare early on Friday as security forces increased patrols to stop anti-government protests called by activists over corruption and economic hardship.
Forty-four years after the youth uprising, young people still face challenges, including unemployment and access to economic opportunities. However, one young entrepreneur, Isaac Mbatha, says “never give up”.
Employees experiencing financial difficulties due to the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can get a payment relief from their pension fund.
The Cape Chamber of Commerce is calling on government to lift restrictions on all business sectors with a proviso for strict adherence to COVID-19 hygiene requirements.
A majority of online South Africans are confident that the national government is effectively addressing the threat posed by the spread of the coronavirus, even as lockdowns and closures force millions to isolate themselves.