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Rosa Eugenia uses a capulana masks produced at a small sewing workshop in Maputo, Mozambique. EFE-EPA/Ricardo Franco

Efforts to protect the poor during COVID: how five African countries fared

Study shows that agriculture, one of the most important sectors, did not decline in 2020 compared to its historical trend. Service sectors were hit hard in each of the five countries.
Makeshift shops have mushroomed as people try to make ends meet amid South Africa’s excessive unemployment. Hobermunemployment. an Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Stereotypes about young jobless South Africans are wrong: what they’re really up to

Many unemployed young people are engaged in a variety of economic activities. These may not necessarily be recognised as a form of self employment or informal employment.

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