Picture: 123RF/JOHN WOLLWERTH
Picture: 123RF/JOHN WOLLWERTH

Many commentators are saying SA does not have the economic depth — especially after the years of corruption and plunder under previous administrations — to survive the Covid-19 pandemic.

Efficient Group chief economist Dawie Roodt says the poverty, job losses and economic decline caused by a prolonged lockdown will be worse for the SA economy than the virus. He says economic activity must be opened up immediately, with measures to manage the spread of the disease.

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