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Apr 15

Umtha under Lockdown

Hello world!

That sounds rather dramatic under normal circumstances, but our world is far from “normal” right now…. definitely “not open for business” as world leaders often like to proclaim! Hopefully, we can all forge ahead to better things in the future.

We acknowledge that in most respects we could do much better than “return to normal”; and that the world collectively needs to become a far more equitable and environmentally careful place. We trust that we will all learn important new ways of being human. That being said, we have to work together now, to care for each other and survive the current situation.

Umtha jewellery is largely linked to the tourist industry, with most of our outlets being nature reserves, game lodges, and curio-type gift shops; as well as airport shops and other popular tourist destinations. This places us in a difficult and uncertain future, as predictions around the recovery of the tourist industry, in the short term, are particularly dire.