Gauteng, SA’s economic powerhouse, will move to a less restrictive lockdown level at the beginning of June, which will provide much-needed relief from an unprecedented economic and human catastrophe, according to premier David Makhura.

Addressing a virtual sitting of the provincial legislature, Makhura said the province, which ordinarily contributes more than a third of the country’s GDP, could lose as many as 2-million jobs. Gauteng had about 15-million people in 2019, according to Statistics SA data...

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