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busaTimesLIVE reports that the business sector is proactively collaborating with government to reduce the economic, social and health effects of Covid-19.  

Business Unity SA (Busa), the Black Business Council (BBC) and other companies met President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday as part of a multi-stakeholder engagement on Covid-19.  “Business has rapidly mobilised to combine its resources in the service of South Africa and its people to limit the economic, social and health affects of Covid-19 on the country,” Busa indicated in a statement.  Accordingly, the business sector has established a project management office to ensure collaboration with government and to use available business resources and capacity to support public-sector initiatives.  Task teams have been set up to proactively assess and implement business initiatives to deal with the impact of Covid-19 in health, the labour market and the broader economy.  The labour work-stream will look at the impact of Covid-19 on employers and employees, developing advice on issues such as short working hours, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) claims and special leave.  It will identify and address blockages such as seeking adjustments to the Disaster Management Regulations and other aspects of the regulatory framework.  It will also be encouraging good practice to preserve and support employees, environment and workplace hygiene, and collaboration with regulators, especially in high-risk sectors.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nomahlubi Jordaan at TimesLIVE

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