Small businesses are struggling to adapt to the lockdowns being governments are imposing throughout Africa-Middle East to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. One estimate predicts the virus could cost the South African tourism industry alone R200 million and 1,000 jobs. Of course, as this article in Business Insider describes, many small businesses can…

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Companies in the BigFive ecosystem are scrambling to respond to the growing Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic is poised to disproportionately impact small business as knowledge workers begin telecommuting, travel is curtained, large gatherings are postponed or canceled, and consumers spend more time at home and less out in the public eating, shopping and socializing. Winners…

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In light of the rapidly unfolding situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, and further to today’s public health announcement* by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, BigFive Digital has taken the decision to postpone BigFive Summit 2020, scheduled for 18-20 May in Cape Town.  We fully intend to reschedule the event in Cape Town to a later…

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