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That SA is not short of ideas or plans to revive and grow its moribund economy is clear. There have been any  number of economic plans from the government, the private sector and other social partners, and a plethora of experts have offered potential solutions to SA’s problems. But the main problem has been, and remains, a failure to implement.

Business leaders have, on occasion, complained about policy inconsistencies and regulatory uncertainty, pointing out how, for example, government departments appear not to speak to each other, let alone co-ordinate their efforts for the common good. A typical case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, or plans to do...

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