SA, one of the economies hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdown, will struggle to emerge from its deepest slump in about a century in the face of power cuts by Eskom and low demand, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The think-tank, whose members are the richest industrialised countries, downgraded its outlook for the country, saying GDP will shrink a huge 11.5% in 2020. That compares with the 7.3% forecast by the Reserve Bank, which is due to announce its latest interest rate decision on Thursday...

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