Thanks to Covid, SA’s unfolding economic crisis is no longer a "slow burn" — it is "acute and severe", with the pandemic having worsened the economic situation in every dimension.

This is according to a new academic discussion paper, "Building Back Fairer from the Covid-19 Pandemic in SA". Mindful of SA’s significant fiscal constraints, it suggests a few high-impact policies that could be implemented in the near term and rapidly improve SA’s growth prospects and reduce inequities...

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