WATCH LIVE | National investigative hearing into July unrest - day 1
In July, unrest and rampant looting broke out and swept through parts of the country, mainly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
The impact of the unrest and its associated violent and criminal activities have been devastating for the country’s economy, already significantly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and further caused huge financial losses to businesses — small, medium and large — some of which will not recover, resulting in wide-scale job losses.
The unrest worsened, among other things, inequality between certain communities, unemployment levels, poverty, hunger and food insecurity.
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