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Coronavirus workforce measures of businesses in South Africa in 2020

Laying off workers in the short term was the most common workforce measure that businesses in South Africa implemented as a response to the coronavirus. This according to a survey in April 2020. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown in South Africa, businesses implemented various workforce measures to lower the economic impact. According to this survey, approximately 35 percent indicated to lay off staff in the short term, whereas 24.9 percent implemented a decrease in working hours. Roughly 20 percent, on the other hand, said no measures have been taken.

Workforce measures implemented to cope with COVID-19 impact in South Africa as of April 2020

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

South Africa

Survey time period

April 14, 2020 to April 30, 2020

Number of respondents

2,182 respondents

Special properties

Businesses operating within various industries in South Africa that are registered for value added tax (VAT)

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

The source notes the following are excluded: financial intermediation, insurance, pension funding, government, education, and business services ‘not elsewhere classified’.

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