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Can South Africa survive COVID-19 beyond 2021?
South Africa has recently moved to lockdown level 1 allowing the economy to open up somewhat. However, in the background, there are murmurs of a third wave of Covid-19 anticipated in winter. The first two waves of Covid-19 have negatively impacted the struggling South African economy. Will South Africa survive the third wave?

You are cordially invited to interact with Goolam Ballim as he presents his outlook for the country, businesses, and citizens. Some of the topics he will address include: interrupted trading, restricted trading, business continuity, business expansion, unemployment, rotational employment/short time, peoples ability to service debt on assets, choices between saving and buying assets, impact of Covid-19 on education and higher education and ultimately health - lives vs livelihoods.

Apr 14, 2021 09:00 AM in Johannesburg

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Goolam Ballim
Chief Economist @Standard Bank Group
Goolam is the chief economist and head of research for the Standard Bank Group. Standard Bank Research comprises 53 analysts variously located in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, London and Beijing. Goolam and his team consistently earn accolades for macroeconomic, political, sectoral and financial markets research. The team has been rated the Best Research House in South Africa for the past 5 years in the coveted Financial Mail Ranking the Analysts survey. Goolam’s interest spans politics, the macroeconomy and financial markets, and he regularly engages in public dialogue across the globe.