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In a mark of the government’s commitment to its Covid-19 vaccination programme, Treasury has allocated an extra R2.34bn to purchase more doses and issued a stark warning that the slow pace of the rollout threatens SA’s economic recovery.

“Although SA has opened up free vaccinations to a large portion of its population, the take-up of vaccinations has been slow. As a result, future waves of the pandemic pose risks to communities and economic activity,” said Treasury in the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS), tabled in parliament on Thursday...

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