GERHARD PAPENFUS – CEO of NEASA
The President, receiving his corpulent salary, and taking part in normal advantages for the duration of the national Covid-19 predicament, on 27 June 2021, made an announcement which resulted in the suspension of commercial activities, denying many South Africans the ability to earn a living.
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“These decisions are made by bureaucrats and politicians who enact not forfeit a single abet through the imposition of these measures. One can simplest marvel what anti-Covid measures would have regarded esteem if the pockets of Government officials had been straight affected.”
Of us perish as a result of the virus, but they also perish as a result of hunger and malnutrition, in this instance, caused by not being accredited to earn a living. Does the authorities regard the one worse than the other?
If an employer or an worker may possibly ask the President how he/she is supposed to dwell to relate the tale, in the absence of the right to work and therefore earn a living in present to sustain themselves and their families, how will the President acknowledge?
If the President does not have a impartial right answer, and after all there is no answer to that demand, then he cannot morally elaborate denying a person the right to work and earn a living.
Doing so can never be justified!
Gerhard Papenfus is the Chief Executive of the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA).
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