5 ways to get South Africa’s economy growing

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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Ann Bernstein, Executive Director at the Centre for Enterprise and Development.

Bernstein discussed the five things that’ll get South Africa’s economy growing again:

  • Government must place accelerated growth and employment at the top of its policy agenda.

  • South Africa needs one credible new strategy for inclusive growth.

  • South Africa needs jobs for the labour force we have, not the labour force we would like to have.

  • South Africa cannot be pro-growth and anti-business.

  • At this time of crisis in South Africa it is not only Government that needs a fundamental change of direction. Business needs a new strategy if it is to provide the leadership the country desperately needs.

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