The SA economy, which is battling record unemployment and huge job losses, is projected to recover from the negative effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic only in 2024, former statistician-general Pali Lehohla says.

The pandemic and the lockdowns introduced by the government to help contain its spread have had a devastating effect on the economy, adding to job losses and a spike in the unemployment rate that stood at a record 30.8% in the third quarter of 2020...

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