Neva Makgetla Columnist

Like the rest of the world, SA is heading for a deep depression. And because we reopened too much too early, we now have escalating Covid-19 cases and a higher risk of a prolonged downturn.

Now expanding public investment to stimulate growth has become a rallying call. But before rushing in we should explore the options, especially to build social and human capital. For instance, community employment programmes on a mass scale can support social mobilisation, cultural, environmental and educational activities, food production and more...

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