As the state loosens its grip on the daily lives of its citizens and life begins returning to "normal", President Cyril Ramaphosa has a rare chance to evaluate his executive team and determine if it is fit for purpose — because the steepest part of the country’s Covid-19 journey is only just beginning.

This week, the FM collated the views of analysts to compile a report card of how the cabinet performed during Covid-19. The results were, as expected, depressing: on average, the ministers scored a low "D"...

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