SA's economy is poised for growth. But it requires political will, and courage

In South Africa, the best or the worst never happens.

Jan Smuts, South African Prime Minister from 1939 to 1948

South Africa has muddled through a decade of economic stagnation.

How do business leaders view the current situation?

What are the future growth opportunities?

What are the challenges to achieving the much faster growth rates South Africa desperately needs?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for quotes from it).

…Create policy certainty. It ranks the highest. Then it’s developing skills… Improve the investment attractiveness of South Africa… To encourage industrialisation… Ensuring a sustainable energy supply…

Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting

Has BEE run its course? Is it becoming a growth inhibitor? Is it becoming a vehicle for manipulation and dishonesty?

Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting

Government doesn’t have money to invest and spend. Government can’t afford to hire more people to create jobs.

Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting

Business doesn’t want to take Government head-on.

Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting

The economy is fixable…

Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting

We believe it [economic recovery] requires a loud voice from business.

Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting

There are skilled prosecutors…

Petrus Marais, Senior Managing Director - FTI Consulting

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