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What do you do when you’re hungry? GG Alcock sounds stark warning of extended lockdown

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by April 8, 2020 Financial News

BizNews — Extending the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa is a real possibility, but also a major concern for how it will affect life in the densely populated townships. GG Alcock, who’s been closely involved in the township economy, sounds a grave warning in this interview with Alec Hogg that the lawlessness akin to township living can lead to serious social unrest, including looting. As a lot of small businesses weren’t able to generate any income over April, they won’t be able to pay their staff, what do you do when you’re hungry – when you need to live? And how do you deal with mass social resistance? Alcock suggests the government looks seriously at the Australian model where they follow very strict social distancing rules and other measures without total lockdown. – Editor …

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Author: BizNews The Daily Insider

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