LISTEN | After 66 years, Joburg family firm destroyed by Covid and riots
The fate of the dry-cleaning business is a trope for dying businesses everywhere in SA
After 47 years a family’s dry cleaning and tailor store shut its doors last week. At the end of the month their core business, a dry cleaners in Fordsburg, will also shut after 66 years in central Johannesburg.
Harry Govind, 74, and his family are community leaders in Lenasia, southwest of the city, where Govind is well known for his charity work.
It's been almost two years since he has been able to host his regular charity walk, after the coronavirus pandemic sank its teeth into SA, but it’s not just his charity event that’s been affected. ..