The risks to SA’s economic prospects have sharpened, with the floods in KwaZulu-Natal creating a huge challenge to rebuild logistics infrastructure relied on for imports and exports.

Raymond Parsons, a professor at the North West University School of Business and  Governance, said this week that while the net economic effect of the floods remains to be calculated, preliminary estimates suggest that in a worst-case scenario it could trim SA’s GDP in 2022 by 0.1%-0.2%...

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