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.

Chief Economist at the Efficient Group Dawie Roodt talks to Business Day TV about the effects of Covid-19 on the poor and unemployed

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