Remember when load-shedding and Jacob Zuma were the extent of SA’s troubles? Halcyon days those, compared with 2020. But even in a year where deaths from Covid-19 now sit at nearly 20,000 in SA and 1.2-million globally, there have been shafts of good news.

South Africans are resilient, so it didn’t take the FM long to unearth a number of local industries putting 2020 to good use — defying the odds thrown up by the past 200-odd days. From restaurants being rescued, to homegrown tech start-ups making waves overseas, there is, perhaps surprisingly, plenty to be positive about...

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