The indecisiveness that has come to characterise President Cyril Ramaphosa and his administration was on show again this week after a crucial cabinet meeting, meant to come up with workable solutions to the economic fallout of the battle to curb the spread of Covid-19, came to naught.

The cabinet met on Wednesday after Ramaphosa announced two weeks ago that it would have a full discussion to come up with an economic recovery plan. Yet later that evening a statement issued on behalf of the executive contained no such plan. All the president and his ministers could tell the nation is that they talked about having more talks...

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