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‘The silent road outside my house was the sound of a coming recession’

John Davenport's Google survey of 500 people shows that people are twice as scared of the economic effects of Covid-19 than they are of catching the virus

Covid-19 lockdown: Towards a capsule existence

How online media during the Coronavirus lockdown foreshadows a permanently encapsulated life

Covid-19’s silver lining: A taste of a post-development world

The coronavirus epidemic has thrown issues such as gross income and ownership inequality into the spotlight, as we try to find ways to navigate through this crisis

Richard Calland: Covid-19 can have positive outcomes

Democracy and social welfare may get a boost and blind capitalism may see that it’s unsustainable

The coronavirus crisis: A failure of policy and leadership

The world needs someone to step up and take charge – anyone but Donald Trump that is

Coronavirus and the economy: We didn’t prepare for tough times

South Africa was well-placed for the 2008 crisis. But R3.18-trillion debt and low growth hamper its ability to limit the economic effects of Covid-19

Bright signs emerge amid global turmoil

While populist governments around the world have continued to run up public debts to pay for handouts to their supporters, others are pushing back

Economic system we select defines our future

The best option is stakeholder capitalism, which links societal benefits to financial returns

IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.7% for 2018, 2019 as risks rise

​An upswing in economic risks has prompted the International Monetary Fund to cut its forecast for world growth

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It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

Three million jobs lost and hunger surging amid Covid-19 crisis — survey

Income shocks and the breakdowns in social protection schemes have had consequences for hunger and food insecurity in South Africa

Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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