Reitumetse Makwea
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6 Apr 2022
7:46 am

Questions raised over SA’s economic recovery after State of Disaster discontinued

Reitumetse Makwea

Travel bans on South Africa has caused untold damage to the hospitality sector.

Restaurant owners and staff protest in the streets of Melville, Johannesburg on 22 July 2020. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

While it was an important step for President Cyril Ramaphosa to end the national State of Disaster, it does not answer the questions about South Africa’s economic recovery, experts say. Political economy analyst Daniel Silke said although some degree of normalcy would be welcomed, “the growth or improvement of the economy will only come about through better economic policies and more efficient administration” of those policies. “So this certainly allows our economy to move forward, but the hard work still needs to be done on our economy in terms of both the performance of government and the policy framework that the...