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News that the South African economy grew by 2.2% in the third quarter of 2018 was was welcomed on Tuesday as this means that the country has exited a technical recession. Manufacturing and agriculture, which had previously been the sectors responsible for the contractions in the first and second quarters, helped boost the numbers, although mining remained in a slump. Citadel chief economist Maarten Ackerman joined Business Day TV to discuss the GDP data and what it means for where the economy is headed.

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