#PODCAST: Job losses and low economic growth means that South Africa's unemployment rate of 29.1 % is predicted to rise

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo - South African's unemployment rate of 29.1% is predicted to rise, as job losses and low economic growth is forecast following a 21 day national lockdown. This as President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the new "Solidarity Fund" - an independent relief fund created to combat COVID19 . Ramaphosa has urged businesses, organisations and individuals to contribute towards the fund - which will complement government's efforts to fight the virus. Economist, Dawie Roodt says his prediction that the countries economy was expected to contract by more than 2% - could be even worse...