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                                                                                   South African publishing partner
                                                                                   − SA Media and Digital Holdings
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                           with retail sales down 52% from                             Operations Manager:
                           last year, we were all hoping                                  Jade Naidoo
                           that the hardware industry                                  jade@samadh.co.za
                            would see a bit of a resurgence
                            over the Festive Period.
                            Unfortunately, as I’m sitting                                   Ed i t o r :
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                            here writing this, it is now clear
                            that a second wave of the                                     Johan Meyer,
                              dreaded Covid-19 virus has                              editorial@samadh.co.za
                              set in, with the number of
         infected growing drastically every day. There is no
         doubt 2020 has been an exceptionally challenging                              Mmanakedi Bokaba,
         year. And, it seems, it is about to get a whole lot                         mmanakedi@samadh.co.za
         more challenging with the likely announcement of
         renewed restrictions to combat the spread  of the
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         virus when President Ramaphosa addresses the                                  Graphic Design/DTP:
         nation again this evening.                                                     1. Faith Sejosengwe
                                                                                      2. Pendulwa Mancotywa
         Renewed restrictions could not possibly come at a
         worse time for the people and the economy of South
         Africa. Covid-19 restrictions have already impacted                          Key Accounts Executive:
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         negatively on millions of people and many local
         companies, and the hardware industry was                                          Charl Hall,
         no exception.                                                                 charlh@samadh.co.za
         The virus has, and continues to wreak havoc on
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         the social and financial lives of millions of people in                       Retail Management:
         South Africa and around the world, and we seem                                   Kyle Burgess,
         to all but powerless to stop it. Maybe the only way
         to stop this second wave in its tracks, is to stay at                         kyleb@samadh.co.za
         home and DIY?
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         By the time the politicians finish squabbling and a
         vaccine eventually becomes (affordably) available,                             Devashnee Permal,
         thousands more are likely to succumb, not only to                           devashneep@samadh.co.za
         the disease, but to the financial implications that this
         disease holds for all of us.
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         Let’s hope that common sense prevails, both                                        Editorial
         in terms of the likely new restrictions, and the
         behaviour of people, so that we can once and for                           Six weeks prior to publication
         all defeat this terrible scourge and continue with
         our lives.
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         Here’s wishing you a blessed Festive Season from                          Four weeks prior to publication
         all of us at SA Media.
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