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Tourism to SA needs to be given every possible support

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Tourism is a sustainable resource and can help build this economy in the future, after our mineral reserves are exhausted.


18 Jun 2020
PREMIUM!
Tourism to SA needs to be given every possible support

Aerial shot of Table Mountain. Picture: iStock.

It is obvious to everyone that the coronavirus lockdown has hit this economy hard. The government, in imposing the restrictions from 27 March, had to balance the possible tsunami of infections – and deaths – early on against the financial havoc it would wreak on the entire country. This is, no doubt, a “black swan” event which no one saw coming, so mistakes were made in how lockdown was implemented. But now, as many countries are opening up, tentatively, there are dire warnings that one of the most important sectors of the South African economy, tourism, might not recover from...

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