The government is pushing for faster implementation of a continentwide free trade agreement which it says is central to the country’s economic recovery.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc, SA’s GDP for 2020 is projected to plummet about 8% and recent Stats SA figures show that the country has shed 2.2-million jobs during the second quarter. ..

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