While Europeans have been watching live football in 11 cities at packed stadiums in some venues, with many people not wearing masks, South Africans have been witnessing a terrifying third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the epicentre of which is Gauteng.

A few minutes after the Holland-Czech Republic game in Budapest, which had a near capacity crowd of 53,000, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a new lockdown that will have a devastating effect on an economy that was already expected to have a GDP growth rate in 2021 far below the expected world average of 5.6%, according to the World Bank...

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