A recent survey by Afrobarometer found that people believe that the South African economy is in a worse position than it was one year ago. Less than half of these people expect the situation to improve.
The unemployment stats released by Statistic South Africa paints a grim picture. More than 2 million people have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation faced by South Africans is made worse by the rising cost of living, increasing inflation rate and rising petrol prices.