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About seven months ago, while South Africans were still holding on to what was left of Ramaphoria and hoping that the criminal justice system would finally act against the dozens of state capture and corruption criminal suspects still walking the streets and corridors of power - notwithstanding the ongoing revelations at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture - the coronavirus (aka Covid-19, or the global pandemic) came knocking at our door, as if we did not already have enough to deal with.

We know, of course, that we were not the only ones who found ourselves faced with the pandemic on our doorsteps and, later, in our living rooms. Other countries around the world found themselves in the same situation.

Soon after the coronavirus entered our already dense space, Moody's, the last of the three global credit ratings agencies, proceeded to downgrade our sovereign credit rating to junk status, following on the footsteps of the Fitch Group and S&P Global Ratings, which had already done so some three years earlier.

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