If, as expected, President Cyril Ramaphosa does announce the opening of the rest of the economy this week, he might channel the British economist John Maynard Keynes and say when facts change, he changes his mind.

The businesses that have been on the receiving end of some of the less comprehensible lockdown regulations will probably beg to differ, even as they heave a sigh of relief that the government is finally listening. ..

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