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South Africans need to stop behaving like a youngster who refuses to change. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images
South Africans need to stop behaving like a youngster who refuses to change. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images

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When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country’s move to level 1 lockdown restrictions one could almost hear the cheers of small and medium enterprise (SME) owners who so desperately need the economy to return to some degree of normalcy.

Of course, “some degree of normalcy” or the “new normal” does not mean that our lives will go back to where they were a year ago, but it does mean that barring a rapid surge in the Covid-19 coronavirus infections all the pieces are in place to kick-start our economy.

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Thousands of Gauteng motorists who refuse to pay their e-tolls could be fined R500 every time they drive under a toll gantry from July next year. In addition, they will have to pay a R100 levy for every one of these fines.
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