The actual impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South African businesses remains unknown until critical variables to measure it can be identified, including the duration of the pandemic and its intensity in terms of infection rates. So far, the pandemic has highlighted the need to obtain accurate information as close as possible to real time.
Hence, the good folks at Statistics South Africa have set out to determine the impact on businesses and the economy at large by conducting an experimental study. They have just released their first report and you can download it here.
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