Support South Africa's lockdown – OUTA

South Africa placed on 21 day lockdown

24/03/2020 06:21:15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Support South Africa's lockdown – OUTA



                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OUTA fully supports the nationwide lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is a time for the whole country to unite and support the drastic measures required to curb the coronavirus contagion (see the President’s announcement here).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “The extent and speed of the measures we take today will ease our pain tomorrow,” says Wayne Duvenage, OUTA’s CEO.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We welcome the measures taken to protect the poor and vulnerable, and those whose livelihoods are at risk, through the various stimulus initiatives and measures taken by the Government to protect the economy and business fallout. The additional efforts by the NPA and police to curb corruption at this time are essential and we trust this will lead to lasting efforts beyond the pandemic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We urge South Africans to support those they can and, if possible, to contribute to the national Solidarity Fund set up by the government to tackle issues directly related to curbing the Covid-19 contagion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We reiterate the call to remain calm and refrain from panic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OUTA has already moved its entire 48-person workforce to a work-from-home arrangement. This includes our switchboard and all external communication platforms which continue to operate. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OUTA is a proudly South African civil action organisation, that is purely crowd funded. Our work is supported by ordinary citizens who are passionate about holding government accountable and ensuring our taxes are used to the benefit of all South Africans.