COVID-19 Title

SAVCA’s response to the containment of COVID-19

Kindly note that the South African National Coronavirus Command Council has announced a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday the 26th of March. All SAVCA employees will therefore continue to abide by SAVCA's work-from-home policy allowing for virtual meetings only, for the duration of the lockdown.

SAVCA remains operational and committed to its members and the broader Southern African economy. In addition to our weekly webinars, SAVCA has also created a dedicated COVID-19 resource page, an industry WhatsApp broadcast group and discussion board aimed at providing support to SAVCA members and friends.

Please note that our phone lines remain active. Feel free to continue engaging with us telephonically, via email and via virtual meeting platforms.

To join our WhatsApp broadcast group and / or discussion board, add +27 76 632 7005 to your phone contacts and WhatsApp us your Name, Surname and Company Name. We hope that you, your loved ones and teams are safe and healthy during this uncertain time.



FTI Consulting Valuations Survey 2021

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 related lockdown restrictions on Valuations. March 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global crisis, affecting human health and economic welfare across the globe. In response to COVID-19, the Government of South Africa implemented one of the most severe lockdowns on the continent otherwise, the human costs of the pandemic could have been even higher. It is against this backdrop that our survey seeks to understand how business valuations have been impacted by COVID-19 related economic effects emanating from lockdown restrictions, new variants, anticipated global economic recoveries, how these have been incorporated in valuations, and whether conventional metrices and models are needed to be adjusted.

The global recovery is expected to help South Africa, especially given strong performance from its two key trading partners being, China and United States. The severe economic impact caused by COVID-19 is not equally distributed across sectors and businesses. We observed a reduction in the volatility between different sectors around the total real GDP growth in 2021 compared to 2020. It is our observation, based on the outcomes of the survey, that valuations for these businesses have been impacted.


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