1. After five weeks under strict lockdown conditions, SA will slowly ease restrictions (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-04-23-lockdown-to-be-eased-on-may-1-but-slowly/) from May 1. The government will monitor the spread of the virus to determine the necessary restrictions. “We have to balance the need to resume economic activity with the imperative to contain the virus and save lives,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a televised address to the nation.

2. At the same time, the government has announced an additional R500bn economic support package for those worst affected. The finance minister held a highly anticipated briefing on the spending plans on Friday afternoon (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/economy/2020-04-24-tito-mbowenis-covid-19-briefing-thin-on-funding-detail/)...

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