Business isn’t bad – if you’re big

South Africa’s economy has been put through the wringer over the past two years. 

Covid-19 caused the already sickly economy to contract more than 6% in 2020. Since then, it has started to recover, but this process — frustrated by more waves of infections, a slow vaccine roll-out, fresh bouts of load-shedding and civil unrest — has been slow. And even as the economy tries to dig itself out of the slump, the job crisis has deepened.

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Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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