What happens in the SA labour market has an impact on a number of welfare measures, including poverty and inequality. This means that understanding the dynamics in the labour market is key to understanding how SA as a society is adapting and evolving in response to Covid-19.

What has been the impact of the pandemic and lockdown? At present, we simply don’t know with certainty, due to a lack of data. But we have analysed the first wave of data from the National Income Dynamics Study: Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (Nids-Cram)...

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