We are looking at the impact of Covid-19 on South Africans. The disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is now officially a state of disaster in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Sunday night, 15 March 2020.


South Africa has declared Covid-19 to be a state of national emergency – here’s what that means.

National State of Disaster Declared

  • Travel ban from foreign nationals from high-risk countries from 18th March 2020.
  • SA citizens advised to refrain from travel to or through high-risk countries effective immediately.
  • SA citizens returning from high-risk countries will have testing and self-isolation.
  • All foreign nationals having arrived into the country since mid-February from high-risk areas must be tested.
  • All spheres of government must not take nonessential travel.
  • Gathering of more than 100 people prohibited.
  • Schools closed from 18 March until after the “Easter” weekend break.
  • Visits to all correctional facilities canceled for the next 30 days.
  • All businesses must ensure all measures taken to intensify hygiene control.
  • All shopping centers must ensure all measures taken to intensify hygiene control.
  • The capacity of health centers being increased nationally.
  • National command council has been established, meeting 3 times a week, chaired by the president.
  • This virus will have a significant and drastic effect on our economy.
  • The cabinet is finalizing a package of varying fiscal measures for business labour etc.


What can you do to help?

  • Call for all to wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  • Call for all to sneeze into a tissue or flexed elbow.
  • Call for all to avoid close contact with those who have flu-like symptoms.
  • Call for all to practice the “elbow” greeting and not shake hands.
  • We must stop spreading fake and fear promoting news.
  • Swift, purposeful, and collective action required.

How can Amber Wolf Studios help you and your business during this time?

We understand the importance of clear communication of the facts to employees and communities during this unprecedented time. Because of our remote working capabilities, we will be able to provide you with content and designs throughout this crisis. Not sure how to communicate with your clients, employees and followers?

Here are a few examples:

  • Social media content creation around prevention, symptoms and facts about COVID-19
  • Fact sheets for businesses, employees and communities
  • Infographic designs outlining various aspects of the disease
  • Posters to promote pro-active prevention around the workplace
  • Newsletters outlining the state of disaster in South Africa

Should you need any of the above or general design work done, send us a mail at howl@amberwolf.co.za