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Ramaphosa needs to get the people behind him again

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It is now time for Ramaphosa to go on a charm offensive to get citizens to hold on a while longer so that attempts by business to put profits over lives are seen as just that.


05 May 2020
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Ramaphosa needs to get the people behind him again

President Cyril Ramaphosa takes precautions against Covid-19. Picture: GCIS

The president declared the state of national disaster just under two months ago. At that point, South Africa had 61 confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections. The number of infections is now approaching 10,000 countrywide and the mortality rate of the pandemic has stayed just under 2%. By comparison, the United States’ mortality rate is close to 6% (just under 70,000 deaths), Italy has more than 28,000 fatalities (13%) and France more than 24,000 deaths (14%). President Cyril Ramaphosa and his government took advice from scientists with years of experience in the field of virology, who also studied the devastation of...

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