Genevieve Quintal Political editor

It is clear the government is not going to change its mind — despite concerns raised by business and labour — on extending its wage protection scheme for the millions of workers who have been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Earlier this week, Business For SA (B4SA), a lobby group formed in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak to help the government with policy responses, raised concern that the national coronavirus command council had taken a unilateral decision not to extend the scheme...

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