HSBC says the boost that SA has received from higher commodity prices, provides the country with a window of opportunity to institute policy reforms needed to kick-start economic growth and remedy record-high unemployment.

Rising prices for commodities including platinum group metals, iron ore, coal and rhodium helped boost mining sales by 10.3% last year, thereby counteracting interruptions in output caused by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, HSBC economist David Faulkner says in a research note...

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