DBSA response to COVID-19 and the nation-wide lockdown


Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has kept abreast of developments in order to minimise the virus’s impact on the Bank’s operations.

​DBSA supports the decision by the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Coronavirus Command Council to enforce a nation-wide lockdown, enacted in terms of the Disaster Management Act.

The safety of our employees is a priority in all key decisions. The DBSA’s stance on the lockdown is as follows:

The DBSA has cancelled all regional and international travel by employees.

Work from home strategy implementation
The Bank has invoked its Pandemic Business Continuity Plan and all employees are working from home until further notice.

Meetings and events
We have cancelled all face-to-face events and meetings and have recommended that all meetings be held virtually.

Our business continuity efforts
We are effectively managing the risks presented by COVID-19 to both our employees and stakeholders. DBSA employees are available telephonically, via email and via online meetings where possible. Please be reassured that our services are not impacted by our adoption of the measures and principles recommended by the World Health Organisation and the lockdown.

Thank you for your continued support as we fight to curb the spread of the virus.