Recent unrest will cost South Africa an effective R35 billion, according to a new economic estimate – as opposed to some R50 billion cited by the government. In a report on Monday, ratings agency S&P said it anticipates a hit to GDP growth of 0.7%, slowing a pandemic recovery that is, on the other side, bolstered by high global prices for commodities South Africa produces. But, Business Insider reports, that number is dependent on no recurrence of unrest, S&P said, and fresh instances of trouble could stifle the expected rebound.