If Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher were president for a day, he “would embrace the retail sector” as it is a big employer.

Brasher’s comments come as SA wrestles with the highest unemployment rate in more than a decade. The rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 29.1% during the third quarter of 2019, according to data from Stats SA released in October...

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