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Unemployment and Precarity during COVID-19

South Africa faces a major unemployment crisis, alongside a deeply unequal employment system.

South Africa faces a major unemployment crisis, alongside a deeply unequal employment system. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened this crisis, exacerbated by the weak, and poorly implemented, protections offered by the government. At the same time, an unsafe reopening of the economy could jeopardise rights at work, placing many workers and their families at risk.