CEO lauded for rehiring staff after lockdown layoffs: “Lord’s work”

CEO lauded for rehiring staff after lockdown layoffs: “Lord’s work”

- The founder of a local SMME took to social media to express his relief that his business will be allowed to operate

- He was grateful that all his laid off staff could return to work

- The post went viral, as many South Africans admired the entrepreneur's attitude

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South Africans have been struggling to adapt to life under lockdown and the economic implications have been the most pronounced.

Business owners have endured a more stressful time than most, as the inability to operate threatens to undo years of hard work.

Tshepo Mekoa is the founder and CEO of Brima Logistics and he took to Twitter to share his relief at the announcement of the relaxation of some lockdown measures.

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Via his Twitter handle (@tshepomekoa), Mekoa revealed his delight at being able to recall his previously laid off staff.

He called on South Africans to pray for his company, as well as for other SMMEs.

Mekoa's touching tweet can be viewed below.

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Briefly.co.za admired the positive response and shared some of the reactions below.

JOBE (@Juks_Afrika) said,

"You are doing Lord's work."

Lucia (@Lucia_lucey) added,

"Wow this warms my heart, seeing people who truly care about others."

Max (@moeketsi_maema) responded,

"You promised, you delivered. That's leadership, God bless you and everyone involved."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that two Johannesburg media companies have been providing free advertising billboards for small businesses.

JB Media and Yooh Media made the generous offer to Mzansi companies a few weeks ago and received a staggering number of applications.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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