I am grateful for the technology that keeps us connected – the deployment of data coverage in rural communities, availability of affordable smart devices and applications that enable connectivity. These have enabled us this week to check in and keep in touch with our team of artisans based in the rural parts of South Africa. Living in the city, we often take for granted the access we have to information. We have been sharing and emphasizing to them the importance of social distancing, good personal hygiene practices, the need for travel restrictions and working from home.
All of you will agree how disruptive the impact of COVID-19 has been not only on the global economy, but also on personal relationships – how we live and work. The domino effect on the different industries is a reminder of how connected we have become. Due to safety reasons and as result of government restrictions, most of our events have been cancelled or postponed in the next 2 months – including our regular pop-up at the Neighbourgoods Market. We will keep you updated on new developments.
However, we continue to be available online to you our customers through our digital platforms. You can contact us via email and various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin. We also look forward to connecting with you and fulfilling your online orders through our e-commerce enabled website.
May we stay positive, focus on the good and continue to encourage and support one another – especially small businesses.
Till next month,
Founder & Director
African Mamas Crafts