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South Africa’s Covid-19 Rescue Package Scorecard

On 21 April 2020, President Ramaphosa announced a R500 billion COVID-19 rescue package to protect the jobs and wages of workers, support businesses, and provide greater social assistance. This built on previous programmes announced.

On 21 April 2020, President Ramaphosa announced a R500 billion COVID-19 rescue package to protect the jobs and wages of workers, support businesses, and provide greater social assistance. This built on previous programmes announced.
Funds for the package must be allocated from the National Treasury and implemented by a range of departments and agencies. Two months later, is the package achieving its objectives?