More than 2-million South Africans lost their jobs in the second quarter, bringing into sharp focus the devastating economic blow of one of the harshest Covid-19 lockdowns in the world.

Stats SA, which released results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey this week, says the total number of jobless people now stands at 14.1-million — essentially one in four of SA’s 60-million population...

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