A culture of cleanliness and punctuality are key to Africa's development?

Academic, Sandile Swana, argues that cleanliness and punctuality are drivers of socio-economic development and growth.

702's John Robbie spoke to the Wits Businesss School lecturer regarding his view.

Listen to the interview below:

There is research on punctuality as a major driver of efficiency and economic development and growth.

Sandile Swana, Wits Business School lecturer

Swana said the culture of cleanliness in Rwanda is an indication of good governance in action. He also attributed Japan's competitiveness to building a culture of cleanliness and punctuality.

One of the decisions that the Rwandan government did was digitise things to make things quicker, which has some asking if Rwanda will be the Singapore of Africa.

Sandile Swana, Wits Business School lecturer

The Japanese are punctual today because after World War 2, to build their country and make themselves competitive, cleanliness was part of it.

Sandile Swana, Wits Business School lecturer
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