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EDITORIAL | Throw the outdated baggage overboard, ANC, and all our boats will float

If the party put its differences aside and traded ideology for growth, there would be less need for crisis management

29 July 2021 - 19:45 By sunday times daily

Finance minister Tito Mboweni’s announcement of a R36.2bn relief package after the recent looting and destruction of property has been broadly welcomed as a necessary stopgap to help those who lost livelihoods to the unrest and those who lost jobs and income due to Covid-19 measures that have affected the economy. Inevitably, when a government in a democracy is seen to be dispensing largesse, two questions arise: how will the assistance be funded and what, if any, are the political motives behind the move?..

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