UASA again calls on government to reconsider its position before they render thousands of hairdressers, beauticians, nail technicians, other operators in the industry and business owners permanently unemployed and without income.
Various submissions by UASA and other stakeholders in the industry to show government how the sector can operate safely have fallen on deaf ears.
The prolonged closure of the industry might force these operators into the informal market where shops operate outside the law as South Africans want to look presentable and professional for their various personal and work engagements.
It goes without saying that these informal market operations are not regulated and may not be adhering to health and safety standards to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Government would do well to reconsider this regulation and to enable the industry to open without delay.
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