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SOUTH AFRICA: Vaccine politics

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Facing a backlash over its vaccine strategy, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration is scrambling to reassure South Africans that some 30mn vaccines are in the pipeline. Yet few further details regarding vaccination plans were provided at the latest ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting. A slow vaccine rollout is emerging as a crucial downside risk to South Africa’s economic recovery, alongside an intense second Covid-19 wave, a worsening fiscal crisis, fresh electricity shortages, and reform delays. Pandemic’s top-level impact With record infections and ex
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