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In PART 1 of this two-part series, we explored how the current socio-economic climate resulting from the lingering financial hangover caused by the pandemic is negatively impacting the consumer's ability to settle a debt.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the media has focused much on the weak economy and stressed South African consumers. Figures show an increase in unemployment and for those lucky to be employed, many suffered decreased earnings through salary cuts. All this points to a highly strained economic environment.