Carol Paton Editor at Large

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address both houses of parliament on Thursday to unveil the long-awaited economic recovery plan for the country.

The plan has been months in the making alongside business and labour and hopes to counter the economic damage done by the Covid-19 lockdown and reset the economy for growth. At least 2.2-million people have lost their jobs and SA’s GDP for 2020 is projected to plummet by about 8%.

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