COVID-19 Pandemic Has Dramatically Impacted South African Sectors

The President Cyril Ramaphosa has elaborated on COVID-19 pandemic how it had a dramatic impact on the social, economic, business and industrial landscape of South Africa and countries around the world.

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The President of Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa/ Photo File:Screengrabs

The President Cyril Ramaphosa has elaborated on COVID-19 pandemic how it had a dramatic impact on the social, economic, business and industrial landscape of South Africa and countries around the world.

According to Ramaphosa social partners is important to develop an urgent economic recovery programme.

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“We are determined that we should not merely return to where we were before the pandemic struck. We are instead looking at actions that will build a new, inclusive economy that creates employment and fosters sustainable growth,” he said.

However, President said important aspect of this new economy is that it must be able to withstand the effects of climate change.

He added that climate-resilient economy is necessary to protect jobs, ensure the sustainability of the industries, preserve the natural resources and ensure food security.

“While the dramatic scaling down of human and industrial activity during COVID-19 lockdowns has been good for the environment and natural ecosystems, these activities are now resuming,” said Ramaphosa.

In addition, he said coronavirus pandemic is devastating, but unless action taken now, the impact of climate change on humanity will be catastrophic.

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“Unless we act swiftly to significantly reduce carbon emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change, we will be facing one state of disaster after another for many years to come,” the latter reads.

Climate change has long been a measurable reality for South Africa. They have felt its effects in adverse weather conditions, droughts, flooding and rising temperatures.

 

 

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