BUSA welcomes the repeal of the State of Disaster regulations, thus ending the State of Disaster that was declared 750 days ago. We believe the declaration of a State of Disaster at the advent of Covid-19 in our country was the right decision and has, by and large, had a positive impact on our ability to manage the impact of the pandemic on lives and livelihoods!
The lifting of the State of Disaster and the passing of the 30-day transition period gives SA the opportunity to accelerate our efforts to grow our economy in a sustainable and inclusive manner, thus creating much-needed jobs. We now urge government to demonstrate courageous leadership in taking the tough decisions to attract investment and work with business and other social partners to grow our economy. We galvanized ourselves as a country, as all sectors of society, to collaborate to beat the pandemic!
We focused on a critical issue and united to address it. We must now do the same to attract investment, grow our economy and create sustainable jobs. This is the only way to deal with the severe socio-economic problems our country faces! Business stands ready to work with government as a credible and robust partner!
We must also join the President in emphasizing the imperative to continue vaccinating all of our people! The virus is still with us, and vaccination remains our best weapon against it!
Business Unity SA CEO
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