South Africa faces coronavirus 'storm'


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South Africa has reintroduced some restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to rise. The BBC's Matthew Davies discusses the health impact of the pandemic so far. With a ban on the sale of alcohol up and running again, Wendy Pienaar, chair of the industry organisation the Craft Brewers Association of South Africa tells us about the severe toll the restrictions have had on the beer and wine sector. And we get reaction to the latest changes from John Steenhuisen, leader of the official opposition Democratic Alliance in South Africa’s parliament. Also in the programme, the BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from the US on how some community banks in the country have stepped in to help struggling businesses with loans, where bigger banks have been slower to act. Plus our regular workplace commentator Peter Morgan considers the concerns of those working in the service sector about the future of tips, given that in the drive to reduce the spread of coronavirus, payments in cash are being discouraged, or even in many places banned outright.

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