Downturn hits poor hardest

PATIENCE Joti does not know a lot about economics but admits that life is becoming increasingly hard for her.

PATIENCE Joti does not know a lot about economics but admits that life is becoming increasingly hard for her.

Joti, 40, of Swanieville on the West Rand, learnt through Sowetan yesterday that South Africa was in a "technicalrecession".

For Joti recession implies that the country will struggle to create jobs at a rate which will give people like her better pay.

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