Covid-19: SA’s response to third wave could hurt job creation

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
The third wave could potentially destroy job creation. Picture: iStock
The third wave could potentially destroy job creation. Picture: iStock


As few as 109 000 or as many as 900 000 jobs could be created in South Africa this year, depending on how quickly the economy recovers, says the consulting group PwC.

This economic recovery is very closely linked to how strict and how long any subsequent lockdown measures to combat the expected third Covid-19 wave will be, according to a new PwC report on South Africa’s economic outlook for 2021.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.
Already a subscriber? Sign in


Read the digital editions of City Press here.
Read now
Voting Booth
Political analysts warn that Ace Magashule’s bid to challenge his suspension from the ANC in court will weaken the party ahead of elections in October. What’s your take on this stance?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
The ANC is already weak
12% - 2 votes
It’ll strengthen the ANC
0% - 0 votes
What happened to internal discussions?
0% - 0 votes
He has brought the ANC into disrepute
88% - 15 votes