South Africa Counting the Costs of Covid-19

Major disruptions to healthcare, a protracted battle about whether it is safe for children to return to school, thousands of job losses, and a supplementary budget review that will cushion the pandemic's blow, but growth in the country's debt will be felt for years to come.

Thousands of South African hospitality and wine industry workers took to the streets to protest against the banning of alcohol sales and restrictions on restaurant hours during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The taxi rank on the upper deck of Cape Town station (file photo)

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