‘We are not coping’: Women bear the brunt of SA tourism cataclysm

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‘We are not coping’: Women bear the brunt of SA tourism cataclysm

Of the nearly 1.2 million jobs on the line if tourism doesn’t reopen by December, 70% are women’s

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Tourism entrepreneurs Grace Sibara and Cindy Buser are just two of the women whose businesses have been devastated by the Covid-19 shutdown.

Women account for more than 70% of SA’s tourism workforce and they are bearing the brunt of the meltdown in the sector as the country’s borders remain stay shut and confusion persists over when business can resume.

Buser, who owns Cape Town-based destination management company Mirchee, has had to to take the brutal step of laying off her employees...

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