With the lock down extension, there is a natural need for South Africans to feel secure about ongoing essential goods and services. BMi Research conducted a survey using an online panel from Borderless Access* to ascertain current perceptions on essential goods. 509 people were interviewed nationally from 12-13 April 2020.
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The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lock-down has had a deep influence on people’s lives universally. However, constantly, hearing and reading about the problems and hardships makes coping with the situation more difficult. At the same time, the compulsions of lock-down have forced us all to make certain changes to how we live and these have had some unintended, yet welcome impact as well. And pleasant news is always welcome, right?
As national lockdown extends, South Africans’ greatest COVID-19-related concern is the economy. This is even more top-of-mind for most citizens than concern over their family’s health care needs, which features as their second most pressing concern.
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In times of crisis, there are two paths to take: Reactive or Proactive. It is entirely understandable (and much more common) for businesses and individuals to take the reactive path.
The last 10 years will go down in history as the decade when the digital age actually took root. This was the year the world was, for the first time, dominated by internet-driven things, from social media to smartphones; voice-enabled devices to augmented and virtual reality; and everything else associated with them. And their influence on our society as a whole was and continues to be all-encompassing.
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A significant, yet common problem faced by researchers is that of “ghost completes” – incomplete surveys that register as completes, caused by ‘survey jumpers’ who manipulate the survey URL to jump to the “survey complete” page, bypassing the rest of the questionnaire.
As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has directly or indirectly affected businesses all over the world.
The South African economy has been struggling for a while now, with its recovery further hampered by the country’s acute energy shortages and resultant load shedding. President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his 2020 State of the Nation Address, was candid about the prolonged economic slump, stating, “Our economy has not grown at any meaningful rate for over a decade”. He stated unequivocally that the load shedding was having a “debilitating” effect on the country.