SABC News: SME #On Point | EFF-inspired national shutdown

As South Africans brace themselves for Monday’s EFF-inspired national shutdown, small businesses, already overwhelmed by persistent load-shedding and low consumer confidence, are wondering how this will affect their businesses. If they choose to shut down — just in case — this means the loss of one day’s revenue. Can they afford this? I’ve invited the CEO of the small business institute John Dludlu as well as Bheki Thwala he is the President of the Township Economic Commission South Africa to gauge the sentiment of SMEs. The Economic Freedom Fighters has announced a national shutdown on 20 March to highlight South Africa’s socio-economic issues, including load shedding. For more news, visit and #SABCNews on all Social Media platforms.

by SABC News