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How effective was South Africa’s Covid-19 recovery stimulus?

26 April 2021 6:59 PM

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Isobel Frye, Director at the Studies In Poverty And Inequality Institute.

How effective was Covid-19 stimulus in South Africa?

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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Duma Gqubule, a researcher at the Studies in Poverty And Inequality Institute.

Posted by SPII Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute on Thursday, April 22, 2021

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… 63% of the funds [internationally] went to big corporates…

Duma Gqubule, researcher - Studies in Poverty And Inequality Institute

In South Africa, the original stimulus… most of it went to companies…

Duma Gqubule, researcher - Studies in Poverty And Inequality Institute

One success… the UIF, despite corruption… That was the major success of this stimulus package…

Duma Gqubule, researcher - Studies in Poverty And Inequality Institute

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