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The big three: how Covid-19 is playing out in SA’s main economic hubs

KwaZulu-Natal has the biggest increase, Gauteng the most new infections, with the Western Cape close behind

Tanya Farber and Claire Keeton

The country’s three most economically active provinces are under the spotlight as a third wave of Covid-19 engulfs the country.

So far it appears “the big three” hubs of Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal are on somewhat different journeys with infections, but could end up in the same place.

Though it is not the hardest hit in numbers, KwaZulu-Natal is showing the most marked increase (88%), while Gauteng is carrying the load of new infections nationally (64%)...

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