SA’s ranking in terms of economic freedom in the world declined in 2020, the year when the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions were prevalent around the globe.

Its ranking fell to 99th out of 165 countries measured in the Fraser Institute of Canada’s Economic Freedom of the World: 2022 Annual Report, released Thursday in SA by the Free Market Foundation (FMF). This continued a downward trend in economic freedom from 2000 when SA was ranked 47th. In 2019, SA was ranked 93rd...

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