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Forget Band-Aids. What the state can do to help us survive Covid-19

Outdated and damaging rules and regulations need to go if we are to rebuild the country after the pandemic

Jasson Urbach

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the globe, SA inches closer to winter and the future looks bleak. There can be no good outcomes from here – the country faces a long winter of discontent.

This is a human tragedy of epic proportions, and an economic one, too. Our only hope is to soften the blow by suppressing the disease and adopting proven economic policies that can rebuild the country and create the conditions for strong economic growth.

The SA economy has been in a deep, dark hole for several years. Before the coronavirus struck the economic forecast was woeful. The country is now firmly in an economic calamity. Many more people have lost their jobs, joining the ranks of the millions already unemployed...

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