This is a proposal for urgent changes to lockdown regulations in South Africa, in the interest of sustainable management of the COVID-19 situation. It identifies general principles that should allow all companies to reopen their doors while limiting risky operations, instead of trying to reopen sector-by-sector and thousands of businesses on a case-by-case basis. The latter would be a regulatory nightmare with harmful economic consequences, but without health benefits. A better way must be found.
This position paper is supported by the following organisations who wish to see good health and economic outcomes for South Africa. Support for this paper is garnered by invitation.
ETM Analytics – Financial market and economic intelligence specialists (George Glynos, director and economist & Quinten Bertenshaw, director)
ETM Macro Advisors – Macro research and advisory for professional investors (Russell Lamberti, director and economist)
ETM Capital, Sana Partners, Knife Capital, Sakeliga, Dawie Roodt (economist), Cirrus Capital, Mike Schussler (Economists.co.za), TRG Private Wealth, Chris Becker (economist), Russellstone Treasury, 4Di Capital, Mike Haworth (investment strategist), Wayne Bishop (Managing Director PHD Media South Africa).
George Business Chamber, KDS Business Chamber, Waterberg Business Chamber, Stilbaai Business Chamber, HIT Association, IBhayi Small Business Chamber, Mosselbaai Sakekamer/Mossel Bay Business Chamber, iLembe Chamber of Commerce.