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SA’s economic growth, sluggish before Covid-19, is now under severe strain. At this point, it’s hard to see when the pandemic will no longer be an issue and where the jobs will come from.

The government’s National Development Plan (NDP) projects that by 2030,  some  90% of new employment opportunities, at least 11-million of them,  will be created by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). However, this is looking increasingly unlikely in the face of stubborn unemployment rates and brutal job losses due to the pandemic...

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