South Africa


  • 5-March-2018

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    South Africa: it is time to rekindle the economy

    Growth is projected to reach 1.5% in 2018 after many years below one percent or negative in per capita terms. Low growth and high unemployment have adversely affected the well-being of South Africans. Since 2010, inequality, measured by the Gini coefficient at 0.62, has almost stagnated withering the social contract in a context of policy mistrust.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Deepening regional integration within the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

    Deepening regional integration within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will raise potential growth for all member countries.

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  • 19-December-2017

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    Lowering barriers to entrepreneurship and promoting small business growth in South Africa

    Lowering high levels of unemployment and inequality are amongst the largest challenges facing South Africa.

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  • 24-July-2017

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    Economic Survey of South Africa 2017

    The South African economy has registered tremendous progress over the past two decades, boosting living standards and lifting millions out of poverty nationwide. Further reforms are now necessary, however, to revive economic growth and ensure that all South Africans can benefit from it.

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  • 24-July-2017

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    South Africa: Find new ways to boost growth and job creation

    The South African economy has registered tremendous progress over the past two decades, boosting living standards and lifting millions out of poverty nationwide.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - South Africa

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for South Africa identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 17-December-2015

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    How can South Africa’s tax system meet revenue raising challenges?

    Reforms over the past two decades have produced a well-balanced, modern tax system. However, considerable revenues will be needed in the years ahead to expand social spending and infrastructure in order to raise growth and well-being. The challenge is to generate these revenues without penalising growth or exacerbating inequality.

  • 17-July-2015

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    An inclusive South Africa needs more investment and jobs

    South Africa has made impressive social progress over the past two decades, lifting millions of people out of poverty and broadening access to essential services like water, electricity and sanitation.

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  • 25-May-2015

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    Africa: making growth more inclusive hinges on unlocking potential of local economies, says the African Economic Outlook 2015

    With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015, released at the African Development Bank Group’s 50th Annual Meetings.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - South Africa

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for South Africa identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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