How #TshwaneUnrest (and elections) may impact on South Africa’s fragile economy

If another party wins in Tshwane you’ll still be stuck with issues of legitimacy of authority. Will they respect the authority of another party?

Ralph Mathekga

Considering what is happening in Tshwane right now; will the upcoming elections threaten South Africa’s fragile economy?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Lumkile Mondi (Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics and Business Science of the University of the Witwatersrand) and Ralph Mathekga (Head of Political Economy at Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection).

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

We shouldn’t be surprised.

Lumkile Mondi

This economy fails to create jobs.

Lumkile Mondi

If the youth sense there’s no future; there is a breakdown in rule of law.

Lumkile Mondi

We need a plan and the implementation thereof.

Lumkile Mondi

The people of Tshwane do not like the ANC’s decision.

Ralph Mathekga

Members of the ANC refuse to accept the legitimacy of decisions taken by the party.

Ralph Mathekga

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