Aspen Pharmacare executive Stavros Nicolaou, who heads Business for SA’s health workgroup, says he hopes the coronavirus crisis will be “a big fat wake-up call” for the country to develop its manufacturing sector and become more self-sufficient.

SA has to compete with other stricken countries for desperately needed protective equipment, ventilators and testing kits...

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