The coronavirus pandemic is causing massive social upheaval with the closure of school, businesses and widespread lockdowns. In an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, the South African government effected a 21 day lockdown which left other service and business providers not deemed as essential unable to operate during the lockdown period. Businesses in the Western Cape have also been greatly affected.
In the face of the challenges posed by the coronavirus, communities in the Western Cape can band together, and support small to medium businesses during these trying times.
If you are a reader of #TheWC, a business owner or know any small to medium businesses in the Western Cape that have been affected by COVID-19 during the #SALockdown, we are asking you to submit your #Coronavirus stories.
When you submit your story please share, how the business is managing through the crisis- as in what measures they are taking for minimal impact and what people in the community can do to help.
If you also have any great examples of communities helping small to medium businesses stay afloat during the crisis, let us know in the comments. Your comments may also be published.
Click here to submit your story.