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Cyril throws Hail Mary pass at battered SA in desperate push for recovery

In returning to level 3, president also promises assistance to businesses and individuals affected by recent violence

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Government has thrown everything at an ailing economy and a battered population in a desperate attempt to bounce back from the deadly violence and looting of two weeks ago.

The widespread civil unrest came on the back of the devastating coronavirus pandemic and an associated lockdown, which left many businesses, sectors and individuals hanging on by a thread.

Speaking on Sunday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country was moving back to coronavirus alert level 3, thus allowing the sale of alcohol, small gatherings and interprovincial travel for leisure, among other eased restrictions...

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