The recent looting and violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal have caused havoc, injuries, conflict, loss of employment and damage to business. Images of people looting and destroying businesses have flooded the news, leaving many citizens and businesses in shock and disbelief.
In addition to the recent unrest, the pandemic continues to affect citizens, with many having to overcome the virus and others losing their loved ones. It is not surprising that many South Africans are now dealing with stress and anxiety, which can have a negative effect on society and the country. Now more than ever South Africans must come together, as well as take a proactive approach to manage their mental wellness and emotions to overcome their trauma and assist in building communities and the economy.
For many it will take time to rebuild, whilst others have lost hope and need extra support. SAICA encourages those who need assistance to join the Bounce Back and Rebuild webinar on Thursday, 22 July at 9:00. This online event is complimentary and anyone can attend, but booking is essential. Those who are interested can follow the link to register for the session.
The session aims to assist individuals and businesses in dealing with their traumatic experiences and building resilience. The following topics will be discussed:
SAICA further believes that its members have the skills and expertise to positively contribute to rebuilding businesses and urges its members to support businesses and communities as much as they can. This will ensure that the economy and communities do not just “bounce back” but also move forward.