Is dealing people into the economy one of the government’s keys to recovery? If so, will excluded people have a say in how that happens? 

The question is raised by the government’s recently published post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan. It is important because the exclusion of many from the economy’s benefits is not only a moral problem. SA is unlikely to achieve rapid growth unless the people in townships and shack settlements who cannot enjoy the economy’s benefits are included in its mainstream...

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