A collapse in manufacturing in April cemented the bleak picture of an economy brought to it knees during the harshest period of the national lockdown to slow the spread of Covid-19.

And economists are braced for more misery from a familiar source — Eskom load-shedding, which helped push the economy into its second recession in two years even before the coronavirus pandemic...

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