Economic Relief in the Face of the Third Wave

IEJ-COVID-19-policy-brief-series-4-Emergency-relief-package

COVID-19 infections continue to rise as South Africa’s third wave worsens and the vaccination rollout programme falls short. This comes at a time when economically vulnerable groups have lost income. Most of the relief measures initially extended to workers, households, and businesses have expired, causing a humanitarian crisis. In 2020, South Africa’s economy contracted by […]