Business liquidations and store closures show how economy is hurting while politicians fight factional wars

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Article highlights:

  • Tryston Stretton, the co-owner of a restaurant in Joburg’s hippy suburb of Melville, has offered a searingly blunt description of how his eatery has managed to survive the Covid-19 lockdown that has ripped through the economy;
  • The restaurant kept menu items simple and prices affordable, with the top-selling item being the R40 “recession breakfast”;
  • Other eateries in Melville’s famous 7th Street have, sadly, not survived;
  • The Melville story is a proxy for South Africa’s economic decline as the script of vanishing businesses has played out across the country.