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A pedestrian wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 passes a wall mural on a sidewalk in Johannesburg, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. In Finance Minister’s budget speech in Parliament, Tito Mboweni said South Africa plans to spend dollars 712 million to vaccinate some 67% of its 60 million people to control the country’s COVID-19 battle and get the economy to rebound from its decline of 7.2% last year.