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How South Africa worked (and how it failed) over the past 20 years

How South Africa Works” reviews the country’s major economic achievements over the past two decades.

Through extensive interviews with politicians, business leaders and analysts it examines the challenges and opportunities across key productive sectors:

  • Agriculture

  • Manufacturing

  • Services

“How South Africa Works” clearly illustrates the policy challenges that leaders face.

It also demonstrates how South Africa’s most exciting entrepreneurs have built world-class companies and what we can learn from their efforts.

We interviewed Dr Greg Mills, Director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation and co-author of “How South Africa Works”.

Scroll down to listen to the interview.

Poverty has halved in 20 years, but the foundation of this change is shaky.

Dr Greg Mills, Director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation

This book unpacks why we are battling to create jobs.

Dr Greg Mills, Director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation

The most notable wealth gap that has arisen in the last 20 years is within the black demographic itself.

Dr Greg Mills, Director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation

We have more strikes today than during the era of rolling mass action. The tripartite alliance is not a good way of running the relationship between government and the unions.

Dr Greg Mills, Director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation

Social grants have made a tremendous contribution, but it’s not a sustainable formula for wealth creation.

Dr Greg Mills, Director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation

All our problems will be so much easier to manage if the economy was growing at six percent.

Dr Greg Mills, Director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation

We know what the solutions are! It’s all there in the NDP.

Dr Greg Mills, Director of the Johannesburg-based Brenthurst Foundation

This article first appeared on 702 : How South Africa worked (and how it failed) over the past 20 years


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